Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 255 pages
18 Reviews
A National Book Award Finalist

A few weeks after the planes crashed into the World Trade Center, journalist Megan K. Stack was thrust into Afghanistan and Pakistan, dodging gunmen, prodding warlords for information, and witnessing the changes sweeping the Muslim world.  Every Man in This Village Is a Liar is her riveting story of what she saw in the combat zones and beyond. She relates her initial wild excitement and slow disillusionment as the cost of violence outweighs the promise of democracy; she records the raw pain of suicide bombings in Israel and Iraq; and, one by one, she marks the deaths and disappearances of those she interviews.
  

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This book is hard to read in one sitting. - Goodreads
This book was so well written, and so educational. - Goodreads
Her prose is penetrating, eloquent, and haunting. - Goodreads
Her own writing reflects this as well. - Goodreads
Her prose is both tough and beautiful. - Goodreads
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Review: Every Man in This Village is a Liar: An Education in War

User Review  - Melanie Cowley - Goodreads

This book was so well written, and so educational. She takes the reader to all of these middle eastern cities, and I loved the way she made me feel that I was there. Every night I would dream of the ... Read full review

Review: Every Man in This Village is a Liar: An Education in War

User Review  - Alex Rogers - Goodreads

Very good! I am no longer reading much about Middle Eastern current affairs, I find it just too depressing and repetitive. But I picked this up for some reason, and was simply hooked - Stack carries ... Read full review

Contents

One Every Man in This Village Is a Liar
5
Two Chasing Ghosts
17
Three As Longas You Can Payfor It
30
Four Terrorism and Other Stories
38
Seven The Leader
78
Eight Sacrifice
96
Nine We Expected Something Better
108
Ten A Question of Cost
124
Eleven Loddi Doddi We Likes to Party
142
Twelve A City Built on Garbage
158
Thirteen The Earthquake Nobody Felt
175
Fourteen All Things Light and All Things Dark
191
Thought Wasa Salamander
237
Epilogue
246
Acknowledgments
253
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About the author (2011)

Megan K. Stack has reported on war, terrorism and political Islam from twenty-two countries since 2001. She was most recently Moscow bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. She was awarded the 2007 Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper reporting from abroad and was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting.

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