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The Resource Black flags : the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick

Black flags : the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick

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Black flags : the rise of ISIS
Title
Black flags
Title remainder
the rise of ISIS
Statement of responsibility
Joby Warrick
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When he succeeded his father in 1999, King Abdullah of Jordan released a batch of political prisoners in the hopes of smoothing his transition to power. Little did he know that among those released was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a man who would go on to become a terrorist mastermind too dangerous even for al-Qaeda and give rise to an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. Zarqawi began by directing hotel bombings and assassinations in Jordan from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion of that country in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, the CIA inadvertently created a monster. Like-minded radicals saw him as a hero resisting the infidel occupiers and rallied to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings continued for years until Jordanian intelligence provided the Americans with the crucial intelligence needed to eliminate Zarqawi in a 2006 airstrike. But his movement endured, first called al-Qaeda in Iraq, then renamed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, seeking refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. And as the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi's dream of a sweeping, ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Joby Warrick weaves together heart-pounding, moment-by-moment operational details with overarching historical perspectives to reveal the long trajectory of today's most dangerous Islamic extremist threat"--
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Award
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443480
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the rise of ISIS
Label
Black flags : the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
910826856
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780385538213
Lccn
2015020949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910826856
Label
Black flags : the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
910826856
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780385538213
Lccn
2015020949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910826856

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