Stock ID #178136 The Unravelling. High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq. EMMA SKY.

The Unravelling. High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq.

London. Atlantic Books. 2015. Stock ID #178136

Maps, black and white photographic illustrations, xiii + 383pp, index, glossary, dustjacket, a very good hardback copy.

"As a Brit, a woman and a liberal, Emma Sky's presence and position in Iraq following the invasion in 2003 is the stuff of fiction. Shortly after the coalition troops went in, Sky, an Arabist, volunteered to go to assist the Coalition Provisional Authority in the occupation. Alone, she made her way to Baghdad, was told they had enough people, so travelled north, to Kirkuk. Within days she became the most senior civilian there, Kirkuk's lady governor[...]

A vivid first-hand account of the occupation of Iraq, this is also a deeply personal memoir that explores what it is like to be British, alone and a woman, working both within and outside of the US Army. As Sky writes, 'I have encountered many alien cultures on my travels, but none so alien as the US Army'." (Publisher's description).

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