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Fractured Lands
How the Arab World Came Apart
By (author): Scott Anderson
9780771007736 Paperback, Trade English General Trade HISTORY / Middle East / General May 02, 2017
$22.00 CAD
Active 5.2 x 8 x 0.7 in 240 pages McClelland & Stewart Signal
The catastrophic story of how the Arab world has descended into chaos since the 2003 invasion of Iraq as told by the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and international bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a probing and insightful work of reportage.

From world-renowned war correspondent, Scott Anderson, comes this gripping, human account of the unraveling of the Arab world, the rise of ISIS, and the global refugee crisis after the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003. This

portrait of the region is framed by the stories of six individuals—the matriarch of a dissident Egyptian family, a Libyan Air Force cadet with divided loyalties, an Iraqi day-laborer turned ISIS fighter, a Kurdish doctor on leave from his practice to fight ISIS, a college student caught in the chaos of Aleppo, and an Iraqi women’s rights

activist targeted by militias. Through these personal stories, the myriad, complex causes of the widespread war and instability in the region come into focus and the concrete reality of the unspeakable tragedies occurring in the Middle East becomes clear.

Scott Anderson is a veteran war correspondent who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Chechnya, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador and many other strife-torn countries. A frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine, his work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Harper’s, and Outside. He is the author of novels Moonlight Hotel and Triage and of non-fiction books Lawrence in Arabia, The Man Who Tried to Save the World, and The 4 O’Clock Murders, and co-author of War Zones and Inside The League with his brother Jon Lee Anderson.

Author Residence: New York, NY

Praise for Fractured Lands
"Scott Anderson provides a sweeping look at the Middle East, through portraits of subjects from Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Libya. . . . Anderson's compelling profiles of the courageous and confused people trying to survive in harrowing times, and his insights into the tragic consequences of decisions by leaders in the region and outside, draw us back in. Great
journalism has the power to create conversations, painful as they may be, that will help shape public policy where there are no easy answers." --World Politics Review
"Wonderfully written. . . . An important read." --National Review

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