Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq
    • Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq (2007) by Dahr Jamail

Beyond the Green Zone is Dahr Jamail's critically acclaimed, indispensable account of life in Iraq under US occupation.

Named by AlterNet as one of the top three progressive books of 2007, alongside Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine and Jeremy Scahill's Blackwater, Beyond the Green Zone goes past the polished desks of the corporate media and Washington politicians to tell firsthand the reality of life in Iraq.

This widely read account offers lyrical journalism, personal reflection, incisive analysis, and ground-breaking reportage, including previously unpublished details of the first years of occupation.

Nick Turse for Mother Jones writes that "every conflict spawns a handful of journalists who are willing to not only brave the war zone but to seek out the stories ignored by the press pack. The Iraq War has brought us Dahr Jamail.... I suspect Jamail's account will prove an enduring document of what really happened during the chaotic years of occupation, and how it transformed ordinary Iraqis…. It tells everything."

 

    • Dahr Jamail
    • Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist and author whose stories have been published with Al Jazeera English, The Independent, The Nation, The Sunday Herald in Scotland, the Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, and Le Monde Diplomatique. On radio as well as television, Jamail reports for Democracy ...

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