Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003–2009

July 15, 2020|
Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003–2009 by Mark Kukis


A Time magazine foreign correspondent shares “moving stories from the Iraqis who lived through the nightmare” in this oral history of the Iraq War (Kikrus).

Journalist Mark Kukis presents a history of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq as told by Iraqis who live through it.Beginning in 2003, this intimate narrative includes the accounts of civilians, politicians, former dissidents, insurgents, and militiamen. The men and women sharing their firsthand experiences range from onetime Prime Minister Ayad Allawi to resistance fighters speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Divided into five parts, these interviews recount the 2003 invasion; the two years of chaos that followed; the start of a new order in 2006; the rise of sectarian violence; and the effort to reconstruct their society since 2008. In each section, interviews grouped into themes, with brief epilogues for the participants. As Studs Terkel's The Good War did for World War II, Voices from Iraq brings the meaning and legacy of America's campaign in Iraq to vivid life.

Title:Voices from Iraq: A People's History, 2003–2009
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:July 15, 2020
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages

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