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A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest:
On the Ground in Baghdad Before, During & After the War

By Richard Engel

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ISBN 10: 1401307620
272 pages
$13.95US/$19.95CAN
2005-02-03
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Now in paperback, an insightful book that answers the questions that America wants answered.

Based on his private journals and his public interviews, A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest is Richard Engel’s harrowing, fascinating, and informative view of Iraq from street level. Through his wartime reportage, Engel has emerged as one of the preeminent journalists of his generation and an invaluable source on Middle Eastern affairs.

For those in search of an in-depth analysis or those trying to make sense of the recent war, Engel’s book is as elucidating as it is riveting. His critical assessments for the future of the Gulf region and his analysis of where the American campaign succeeded and where, in some instances, it has failed constitute a book that is sure to be an invaluable contribution to the Middle Eastern debate for years to come.

Reviews

“It’s a wonderful book. This is Hemingway country.”
–Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews

“This intimate and action-packed account of his renegade reporting embodies the fierce independence of a truly free press.”
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“Essential reading for those interested in an insider’s account of the war . . .”
Booklist

“A gripping account . . . an accurate, balanced portrayal of Iraq both during the war and after.” —Publishers Weekly

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A Fist in the Hornet’s Nest:
On the Ground in Baghdad Before, During & After the War