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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79
Throughout his career as a journalist, George Packer has always been attuned to the voices and stories of individuals caught up in the big ideas and events of contemporary history. Interesting Times unites brilliant investigative pieces such as "Betrayed," about Iraqi interpreters, with personal essays and detailed narratives of travels through... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.20
THE ASSASSINS' GATE: AMERICA IN IRAQ recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's war policy and led America to the Assassins' Gate?the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 11.05
Millions of Iraqis, spanning the country's religious and ethnic spectrum, welcomed the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. But the mostly young men and women who embraced America's project so enthusiastically that they were prepared to risk their lives for it by aiding the U.S. forces constitute a small minority. On a cold, wet night in January 2007, George... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 11.20
The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times Bestseller Selected by New York Times ' critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013 One of Amazon's Best Books of 2013 A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Washington Post Best Political Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013 A New Republic Best Book of 2013 One... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.12
America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, as industries have failed, institutions have disappeared and the country's focus has shifted to idolise celebrity and wealth. George Packer narrates the story of America over the past three decades, bringing to the task his empathy with... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 11.20
An acclaimed journalist and novelist explores the legacy and future of American liberalism through the history of his family's politically active history George Packer's maternal grandfather, George Huddleston, was a populist congressman from Alabama in the early part of the century--an agrarian liberal in the Jacksonian mold who opposed the New... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 6.79
Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, this book is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps instructor in the village of Laviť (the name means "wait a little more") in tiny and underdeveloped Togo, Packer reveals his own schooling at the... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 27.50
As we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we have a chance to see more clearly how they were a turning point in America?s relationship with the world. America became more assertive abroad; its authority and legitimacy as the only superpower became more widely opposed; and the limitations of the U.S.-dominated post?World War II international... more...