Revolution day: the human story of the battle for Iraq
"Throughout the war in Iraq millions of people turned to Rageh Omaar's BBC reports from Baghdad. Omaar was BBC television's main correspondent reporting from Iraq. He had watched the suffocation of Iraqi society after a quarter of a century of dictatorship and then, in March 2003, he witnessed the last desperate hours of peace before the bombs fell." "Writing from the heart of Baghdad, Omaar follows the war from its beginning to its aftermath: he describes the atmosphere among the people on the night the first bombs hit; the horror they felt as they watched their city burn; the anarchy and unforgiving heat that overwhelmed the country in the battle's wake. Revolution Day is a powerful and intimate account of a city and its people under siege, and of a conflict at the very centre of our world."--BOOK JACKET.
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At various points in neighbourhoods all over the country, from local shops,
administrative offices, shopping centres, Iraqi families took their monthly coupons
to their local private grocery shop which was authorized to act as an agent by the
We went north along Saadoun Street on the eastern bank of the Tigris, down
through the commercial and shopping districts that took us past Rashid Street.
There was an Alice in Wonderland quality to this side of the city which seemed
The main streets of the Karada shopping district in the south of the capital are
packed with stores that are new to the city — rows upon rows of shops selling
satellite dishes and decoders. Many are packed with middle-class Iraqis eager to
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This is a great book and very insightful as to the real battle in the Iraq war, a must read for anyone who wants an insight into that tragic story.
The writing is crisp and good, the insights and research excellent.