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The Assassins` Gate, Packer George


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Автор: Packer George
Название:  The Assassins` Gate   (Джордж Пэкер: Врата Асассинов)
Издательство: Faber
Классификация:
История Азии и Ближнего Востока
История Америки
Война и оборона

ISBN: 057123044X
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571230440
ISBN: 0-571-23044-X
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-571-23044-0
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 400
Вес: 0.394 кг.
Дата издания: 18.01.2007
Серия: Gen N-F, Cur Af
Издание: Main
Размер: 196 x 129 x 32
Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade)
Подзаголовок: America in iraq
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Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: Talking about Iraq war, this title recounts how the US set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq, showing the consequences of this policy. It looks at the struggles of individual American soldiers and civilians and Iraqis from various backgrounds.



The Unwinding: Americans in Search of Their Country`s Promise

Автор: Packer George
Название: The Unwinding: Americans in Search of Their Country`s Promise
ISBN: 0374102414 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374102418
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 1871 р.
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Описание:

The 2013 National Book Award Winner

A "New York Times" Bestseller
Selected by "New York Times"' critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013
One of Amazon's Best Books of 2013
A "New York Times" Notable Book of 2013
A "Washington Post "Best Political Book of 2013
An NPR Best Book of 2013
A "New Republic" Best Book of 2013
One of "Publishers Weekly"'s Best Nonfiction Books of 2013
A "Kirkus Reviews "Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation
American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward. In "The Unwinding," George Packer, author of "The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq," tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an utterly original way, with his characteristically sharp eye for detail and gift for weaving together complex narratives.
" The Unwinding "journeys through the lives of several Americans, including Dean Price, the son of tobacco farmers, who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South; Tammy Thomas, a factory worker in the Rust Belt trying to survive the collapse of her city; Jeff Connaughton, a Washington insider oscillating between political idealism and the lure of organized money; and Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire who questions the Internet's significance and arrives at a radical vision of the future. Packer interweaves these intimate stories with biographical sketches of the era's leading public figures, from Newt Gingrich to Jay-Z, and collages made from newspaper headlines, advertising slogans, and song lyrics that capture the flow of events and their undercurrents.
" The Unwinding "portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation. Packer's novelistic and kaleidoscopic history of the new America is his most ambitious work to date.

The Assassins` Gate: America in Iraq

Автор: Packer George
Название: The Assassins` Gate: America in Iraq
ISBN: 0374530556 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374530556
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 1109 р.
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Описание: Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by "The New York Times," "The Washington Post Book World," "The Boston Globe," "The Chicago Tribune," "The""San Francisco Chronicle Book Review," "The Los Angeles Times Book Review," "The New York Times Book Review," "USA Today," "Time," and "New York "magazine.
"The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq "recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's war policy and led America to the Assassins' Gate--the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad.
""
"The Assassins' Gate "also describes the place of the war in American life: the ideological battles in Washington that led to chaos in Iraq, the ordeal of a fallen soldier 's family, and the political culture of a country too bitterly polarized to realize such a vast and morally complex undertaking. George Packer's best-selling first-person narrative combines the scope of an epic history with the depth and intimacy of a novel, creating a masterful account of America's most controversial foreign venture since Vietnam.

The Assassins` Gate

Автор: Packer George
Название: The Assassins` Gate
ISBN: 0571230431 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571230433
Издательство: Faber
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Цена: 1253 р.
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Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade

Автор: Packer George
Название: Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade
ISBN: 0374532524 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374532529
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 1178 р.
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Throughout his career as a journalist, George Packer has always been attuned to the voices and stories of individuals caught up in the big ideas and events of contemporary history. "Interesting Times "unites brilliant investigative pieces such as “Betrayed,” about Iraqi interpreters, with personal essays and detailed narratives of travels through war zones and failed states. Spanning a decade that includes the September 11 attacks and the election of Barack Obama, Packer brings insight and passion to his accounts of the war on terror, Iraq, political writers, and the 2008 election. Across these varied subjects a few key themes recur: the temptations and dangers of idealism; the moral complexities of war and politics; the American capacity for self-blinding and self-renewal.

Whether exploring American policies in the wake of September 11, tracking a used T-shirt from New York to Uganda, or describing the ambivalent response in Appalachia to Obama, these essays hold a mirror up to our own troubled times and showcase Packer’s unmistakable perspective, which is at once both wide-angled and humane.

Unwinding

Автор: Packer George
Название: Unwinding
ISBN: 0571251293 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571251292
Издательство: Faber
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Цена: 752 р.
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Описание: America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, as industries have failed, institutions have disappeared and the country`s focus has shifted to idolise celebrity and wealth. This book tells the story of America over the years, empathizing with those facing difficult challenges.

Swim Back To Me

Автор: Packer, Ann
Название: Swim Back To Me
ISBN: 1400044049 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400044047
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1599 р.
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Описание: From the acclaimed best-selling novelist Ann Packer, a collection of burnished, emotionally searing stories, book-ended by two masterfully linked novellas.

Unwinding

Автор: Packer George
Название: Unwinding
ISBN: 0571251285 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571251285
Издательство: Faber
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Цена: 1672 р.
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The Village of Waiting

Автор: Packer George
Название: The Village of Waiting
ISBN: 0374527806 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374527808
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 1109 р.
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Описание: Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, this book is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps instructor in the village of Lavié (the name means "wait a little more") in tiny and underdeveloped Togo, Packer reveals his own schooling at the hands of an unforgettable array of townspeople--peasants, chiefs, charlatans, children, market women, cripples, crazies, and those who, having lost or given up much of their traditional identity and fastened their hopes on "development," find themselves trapped between the familiar repetitions of rural life and the chafing monotony of waiting for change.

Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade

Автор: Packer George
Название: Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade
ISBN: 0374175721 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374175726
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 1940 р.
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Описание:

Throughout his career" "as a journalist, George Packer has always been attuned to the voices and stories of individuals caught up in the big ideas and events of contemporary history. "Interesting Times "unites brilliant investigative pieces such as "Betrayed," about Iraqi interpreters, with personal essays and detailed narratives of travels through war zones and failed states. Spanning a decade that includes the September 11 attacks and the election of Barack Obama, Packer brings insight and passion to his accounts of the war on terror, Iraq, political writers, and the 2008 election. Across these varied subjects a few keythemes recur: the temptations and dangers of idealism; the moral complexities of war and politics; the American capacity for self-blinding and self-renewal.

Whether exploring American policies in the wake of September 11, tracking a used T-shirt from New York to Uganda, or describing the ambivalent response in Appalachia to Obama, these essays hold a mirror up to our own troubled times and showcase Packer's unmistakable perspective, which is at once both wide-angled and humane.

Fight Is for Democracy, The

Автор: Packer, George
Название: Fight Is for Democracy, The
ISBN: 0060532491 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780060532499
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
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Цена: 967 р.
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Описание: A riveting and provocative collection of original essays by some of the best political minds in America, this anthology will fill the void in public discussion of America’s political values.

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

Автор: Packer George
Название: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
ISBN: 0374534608 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374534608
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
Цена: 1109 р.
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Описание:

The 2013 National Book Award Winner

A "New York Times" Bestseller
Selected by "New York Times"' critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013
One of Amazon's Best Books of 2013
A "New York Times" Notable Book of 2013
A "Washington Post "Best Political Book of 2013
An NPR Best Book of 2013
A "New Republic" Best Book of 2013
One of "Publishers Weekly"'s Best Nonfiction Books of 2013
A "Kirkus Reviews "Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation
American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward. In "The Unwinding," George Packer, author of "The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq," tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an utterly original way, with his characteristically sharp eye for detail and gift for weaving together complex narratives.
" The Unwinding "journeys through the lives of several Americans, including Dean Price, the son of tobacco farmers, who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South; Tammy Thomas, a factory worker in the Rust Belt trying to survive the collapse of her city; Jeff Connaughton, a Washington insider oscillating between political idealism and the lure of organized money; and Peter Thiel, a Silicon Valley billionaire who questions the Internet's significance and arrives at a radical vision of the future. Packer interweaves these intimate stories with biographical sketches of the era's leading public figures, from Newt Gingrich to Jay-Z, and collages made from newspaper headlines, advertising slogans, and song lyrics that capture the flow of events and their undercurrents.
" The Unwinding "portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation. Packer's novelistic and kaleidoscopic history of the new America is his most ambitious work to date.

The Restoration of Otto Laird

Автор: Nigel Packer
Название: The Restoration of Otto Laird
ISBN: 0751553050 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780751553055
Издательство: Little, Brown
Цена: 1195 р.
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