A Fist in the Hornet's Nest: On the Ground in Baghdad Before, During & After the War

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Hachette Books, Feb 25, 2004 - History - 272 pages
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When war broke out in Iraq, every major U.S. network pulled its correspondents from the scene. Despite the risk, Richard Engel stayed. As our tanks entered Baghdad in April 2003, he was there, bringing the Iraqi war into American homes as a stringer for ABC news. Determined to deliver the whole Middle East story, Engel moved to Cairo in 1996 after graduating from Stanford to learn 'street' Arabic. Then to dig even deeper into the complicated powder-keg of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he settled in Jerusalem. Now as Iraq enters its post-war phase and the Gulf region continues to dominate our nation's consciousness, more and more Americans will come to know and trust Richard Engel- especially in his current role as a correspondent for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Both analytical and anecdotal, this book leads us through the war in Iraq, dissecting a myriad of Middle East issues, all from the vantage point of someone who is 'on the ground and in the streets' to get the real story.

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User Review  - HenriMoreaux - LibraryThing

Good read about the Iraq Gulf War II from the perspective of a journalist who was there. Covers a brief picture of his career beforehand, preparations before the war, circumstances during and an overview of after. A good read both from an entertainment and learning perspective. Read full review

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User Review  - SLuce - LibraryThing

About the Iraq war. He was in Bagdad through the beginning of the war and this gives his account. Interesting read. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Richard Engel graduated from Stanford University in 1996 and moved to Cairo, where he reported on Middle Eastern affairs for the BBC and Voice of America. He is a correspondent for NBC News and works out of the Baghdad bureau. He also reports on events throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

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