Night Draws Near by Anthony Shadid audiobook

Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War

By Anthony Shadid
Read by Anthony Shadid

Macmillan Audio 9780312426033
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From the only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Iraq, here is the riveting account of ordinary people caught between the struggles of nations. Determined to offer an unfiltered version of events, the Washington Post's Anthony Shadid was neither embedded with soldiers nor briefed by politicians. Because he is fluent in Arabic, Shadid—an Arab-American born and raised in Oklahoma—was able to actually disappear into the divided, dangerous worlds of Iraq. Day by day, as American dreams clashed with Arab notions of justice, he pieced together the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the terrible dislocations and tragedies of war. Through the lives of Sunnis and Shiites, men and women, American sympathizers, and outraged young men newly transformed into martyrs, Shadid shows us the journey of defiant, hopeful, resilient Iraq. Moving from battle scenes to subdued streets enlivened only by the call to prayer, Shadid uses the experiences of his characters to illustrate how Saddam's downfall paved the way not only for democracy but also for an Islamic reawakening and jihad. NIGHT DRAWS NEAR—as compelling as it is human—is an illuminating and poignant account from a reporter whose coverage has drawn international attention and acclaim.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest

A 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A 2005 Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year: Top 5 for Nonfiction

A 2005 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A 2005 Seattle Times Best Book for Nonfiction

Nominated for Helen Bernstein Book Award - Nominee, 2006

Winner of L.A. Times Book Prize - Winner, 2005

Nominated for National Book Critics Circle Awards - Nominee, 2005

Nominated for National Book Critics Circle Award - Nominee, 2005

From the only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Iraq, here is the riveting account of ordinary people caught between the struggles of nations.
Determined to offer an unfiltered version of events, the Washington Post's Anthony Shadid was neither embedded with soldiers nor briefed by politicians. Because he is fluent in Arabic, Shadid—an Arab-American born and raised in Oklahoma—was able to actually disappear into the divided, dangerous worlds of Iraq. Day by day, as American dreams clashed with Arab notions of justice, he pieced together the human story of ordinary Iraqis weathering the terrible dislocations and tragedies of war. Through the lives of Sunnis and Shiites, men and women, American sympathizers, and outraged young men newly transformed into martyrs, Shadid shows us the journey of defiant, hopeful, resilient Iraq. Moving from battle scenes to subdued streets enlivened only by the call to prayer, Shadid uses the experiences of his characters to illustrate how Saddam's downfall paved the way not only for democracy but also for an Islamic reawakening and jihad. NIGHT DRAWS NEAR—as compelling as it is human—is an illuminating and poignant account from a reporter whose coverage has drawn international attention and acclaim.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It leaves the reader with a devastating sense of the gap between the war’s aims and its aftermath and the gap between the administration’s rhetoric and the realities on the ground. Though much of the factual material in the book will be familiar to dedicated newspaper readers, Mr. Shadid does a fluent job of pulling all this information into a riveting narrative that is animated by his up-close and personal portraits of individual Iraqis.” New York Times
“Sharp-edged profiles of ordinary Iraqis…Solid, eminently readable reportage that offers no comfort for readers on the lookout for that light at the end of the tunnel.” Kirkus Reviews
“As a piece of reporting on the forces that are shaping today’s Iraq, this is as fine a book as one could hope to read.” Washington Post
“[Shadid] has achieved nothing short of authoring the first classic, indispensable account of the Iraq War.” American Prospect
“The book, which moves among scenes and characters like a picaresque novel, is not only a pleasure to read but a welcome source of information. Shadid offers just enough history and context to orient the reader, and he includes the kinds of details—adages, prayers, lyrics from pop songs—that make a place come alive. In the end, Baghdad is the character he mourns most.” Publishers Weekly
He has achieved nothing short of authoring the first classic, indispensable account of the Iraq War. The American Prospect
“Extraordinary ability to capture, at personal peril, the voices and emotions of iraqis as their country was invaded, their leader toppled, and their way of life upended. 2004 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting Citation for Anthony Shadid

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Author Bio: Anthony Shadid

Author Bio: Anthony Shadid

Anthony Shadid (1968–2012), an unparalleled chronicler of the human stories behind the news, gained attention and awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, for his front-page reports in the Washington Post from Iraq. He was the only American reporter there who spoke Arabic. As the senior Middle East correspondent for the New York Times, he earned his second Pulitzer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 6.11
Audience: Adult
Language: English