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My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a…

My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope

by L. Paul Bremer, III

Other authors: Malcolm McConnell

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Account of the first year of US occupation of Iraq by the top US administrator. Interesting to compare with Life in the Emerald City which takes a much more negative view.
  antiquary | Jul 22, 2013 |
May Witwit, an Iraqi university lecturer who left the country when life got too dangerous, has chosen to discuss L Paul Bremer III with Malcolm McConnell’s “My Year in Iraq: The Struggle To Build A Future of Hope ", on FiveBooks (http://five-books.com) as one of the top five on her subject - Living in Iraq during the invasion, saying that:

“… Paul Bremer was head of the Coalition Provisional Authority which was the provisional government following the invasion of Iraq. When I read his book the thing that caught my eye was that there were some authorities in Iraq that communicated with Bremer behind closed doors because they didn’t want to tarnish their image with the Iraqi people…”.

The full interview is available here: http://thebrowser.com/books/interviews/may-witwit ( )
  FiveBooks | Feb 6, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743273893, Hardcover)

The only senior insider's perspective on the crucial period following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime.

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This memoir of fourteen months as America's proconsul in Iraq is the only senior insider's perspective on the crucial period following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. Bremer describes negotiations with emerging Iraqi leaders as they struggle to forge the democratic institutions vital to Iraq's future; his resistance to the cut-and-run policy that would have quickly delivered governance of Iraq to a handful of unrepresentative anti-Saddam exiles; heated sessions among members of America's National Security Council; his frustration with intelligence operations that concentrated on the search for weapons of mass destruction while the insurgency gathered strength; the selfless and courageous work of thousands of American servicemen and -women and civilians; and working with Iraq's traumatized and divided population to find a path to a responsible government.--From publisher description.… (more)

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