Guerrillas: Journeys In The Insurgent World by Jon Lee Anderson

Guerrillas: Journeys In The Insurgent World

byJon Lee Anderson

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Prior to gaining international renown for his definitive biography of Che Guevara and first-hand reporting on the war in Iraq for the New Yorker, Jon Lee Anderson wrote Guerrillas, a pioneering account of five diverse insurgent movements around the world?the mujahedin of Afghanistan, the FMLN of El Salvador, the Karen of Burma, the Polisario of Western Sahara, and a group of young Palestinians fighting against Israel in the Gaza Strip. Making the most of unprecedented, direct access to his subjects, Anderson combines powerful, firsthand storytelling with balanced, penetrating analysis of each situation. A work of phenomenal range, analytical acuity, and human empathy, Guerrillas amply demonstrates why Jon Lee Anderson is one of our most important chroniclers of societies in crisis.

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Jon Lee Anderson is the author of Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World; Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life; The Lion's Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan; and, with his brother Scott Anderson, War Zones and Inside the League. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker.
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Title:Guerrillas: Journeys In The Insurgent WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:September 28, 2004Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0142004979

ISBN - 13:9780142004975

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Table of Contents

Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent WolrfIntroduction

One: Myths of Creation

Two: A Parallel Reality

Three: Earning a Living

Four: Making War

Five: Systems of Justice

Six: A New Family

Seven: Speaking to the Gods

Afterword

Acknowledgments

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A resourceful, even intrepid, piece of reportage... A book of unusual immediacy, one that has the unmistakable ring of authenticity. (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World)

A very good piece of battle reporting... especially vivid. (Washington Monthly)