Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival,…

Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq

by Patrick Cockburn

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
841143,474 (3.75)2
Recently added byprivate library, matt5, vanch3d, Egic_Info, conorrh, aurora446, Dutto1, vagoughs, emeliza97, leesharma



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

This is an excellent book by one of the very best western reporters working in the Middle East. Cockburn has been reporting from Iraq since the 70s and so he has a far better insight and knowledge of the people and society than the vast majority of western reporters who parachuted in during the war. Also unlike the vast majority of western reporters who essentially holed up in the green zone, only rarely venturing out and that too when embedded in large military convoys, Cockburn was reporting from outside the green zone until 2006. This is reporting which conveys what was going on outside the U.S. war machine/bureaucracy and one gets a real feel for Iraq's recent history, the various factions and leaders vying for control in postwar Iraq and the lives and motivations of the Iraqi people. My fear that this would be an outdated account (it was published in 2008) from which i wouldn't learn much was entirely unfounded. An excellent book. ( )
  iftyzaidi | Sep 19, 2012 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

A portrait of the formidable Shiite figure who has been predicted to be a future leader in Iraq, this book describes his rise from a resistance fighter, the assassinations of his family members, and his frequent confrontations with the American military.… (more)

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
2 avail.
6 wanted
2 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.75)
2 1
3 2
3.5 1
4.5 3
5 1

Tantor Media

An edition of this book was published by Tantor Media.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,061,883 books! | Top bar: Always visible