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
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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, 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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User Review  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

An interesting book. Some very haunting anecdotes--I'm thinking in particular about Ahmed and Birak near the end, but there are other stories too that I won't forget. It does get a little repetitive ... Read full review

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User Review  - StigE - LibraryThing

This book packs a bit of an emotional wallop. This is not a finely crafted story, but a series of experiences in the Middle East post 9/11 as a young journalist is swept along and sent to report on the "War on Terror". It's powerful, emotional and is bound to linger. Read full review

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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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