Revolution Day: The Human Story of the Battle for Iraq
"Rageh Omaar was BBC television's main correspondent reporting from Irag during the war. He watched the suffocation of Iraqi society after a quarter of a centuiry of dictatorship and then he witnessed the last deperate hours of peace before the bombs fell. Writing from the hear tof Baghdad, Omaar follows the ware from its beginning to its aftermath: he describes the atmosphere among the people ont he night the first bombs hit ;t he horror they felt as they watched their city burn ; the anarchy and iunforgiving heat that overwhelmed the country int he battle's wake. Beautifully written and almost unbearable in its detail, [this book] is a powerful and intimate account of a city and its people under seige, and of a conflict at the very centre of our world." - back cover.