They will have to die now : Mosul and the fall of the caliphate / James Verini
Book | W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. | 2019 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
277 pages : map ; 25 cm
Summary
"A searing narrative of the Battle of Mosul, described by the Pentagon as "the most significant urban combat since World War II." In this masterpiece of war journalism based on months of frontline reporting, National Magazine Award winner James Verini describes the climactic battle in the struggle against the Islamic State. Focusing on two brothers from Mosul and their families, a charismatic Iraqi major who marched north from Baghdad to seize the city with his troops, rowdy Kurdish militiamen, and a hard- bitten American sergeant, Verini describes a war for the soul of a country, a war over and for history. Seeing the battle in a larger, centuries- long sweep, he connects the bloody-minded philosophy of the Islamic State with the ancient Assyrians who founded Mosul. He also confronts the ways that the American invasion of Iraq not only deformed that country, but also changed America like no conflict since Vietnam"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
Zahra -- Nineveh we are coming -- They will have to die now.
Subject
Chronological Term
ISBN
9780393652475 (hardcover)
0393652475
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