Every Man in this Village is a Liar: An Education in War

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Doubleday, 2010 - History - 257 pages
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A shattering account of war and disillusionment from a young woman reporter on the front lines of the war on terror.

A few weeks after the planes crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11, journalist Megan K. Stack, a  twenty-five-year-old national correspondent for theLos Angeles Times, was thrust into Afghanistan and Pakistan, dodging gunmen and prodding warlords for information. From there, she traveled to war-ravaged Iraq and Lebanon and other countries scarred by violence, including Israel, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, witnessing the changes that swept the Muslim world and laboring to tell its stories.

Every Man in This Village Is a Liaris Megan K. Stack’s riveting account of what she saw in the combat zones and beyond. She relates her initial wild excitement and her slow disillusionment as the cost of violence outweighs the elusive promise of freedom and democracy. She reports from under bombardment in Lebanon; records the raw pain of suicide bombings in Israel and Iraq; and, one by one, marks the deaths and disappearances of those she interviews.

Beautiful, savage, and unsettling,Every Man in This Village Is a Liaris a memoir about the wars of the  twenty-first century that readers will long remember.

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"You can survive and not survive, both at the same time." War on Terror! Manifest or farce? Megan Stack, a foreign correspondent for the LA Times, attempts to answer that question. Shortly after 9/11 ... Read full review

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It's quite a powerful book, lots of emotion captured by Stack that would have otherwise gone unimagined. Her writing, although I'm not entirely convinced is completely the truth of the situation, was done in such a way that I'm overall quite happy to believe her story was genuine and it does give a good overview of opinions and feelings that different nations and religions held at the time.
I found it quite lengthy, especially because I had to read it several times for essay writing and what not but it's likely that one day in the not to distant future I'll pick it up and read it again.
It's worth the read.

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About the author (2010)

JOE GRAEDON, M.S., is one of the country's leading consumer pharmacology experts and a frequent speaker on topics including pharmaceuticals, nutrition, and home remedies. TERESA GRAEDON, Ph.D., is a medical anthropologist. Together, they are bestselling coauthors, syndicated newspaper columnists, and award-winning internationally syndicated radio talk-show hosts. Their media appearances include Dateline NBC, Extra, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Today, and NBC Evening News. The Graedons maintain an interactive website at www.PeoplesPharmacy.com.

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