The Resource Black flags : The Rise of ISIS., Joby Warrick, (electronic resource)

Black flags : The Rise of ISIS., Joby Warrick, (electronic resource)

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Black flags : The Rise of ISIS.
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Black flags
Title remainder
The Rise of ISIS.
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Joby Warrick
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eng
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WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION"A Best Book of 2015"—The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus ReviewsIn a thrilling dramatic narrative, awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. When the government of Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. In Black Flags, an unprecedented character-driven account of the rise of ISIS, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. Zarqawi began by directing terror attacks from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By falsely identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, U.S. officials inadvertently spurred like-minded radicals to rally to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings persisted until American and Jordanian intelligence discovered clues that led to a lethal airstrike on Zarqawi's hideout in 2006. His movement, however, endured. First calling themselves al-Qaeda in Iraq, then Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, his followers sought refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. When the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, and as the U.S. largely stood by, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi's dream of an ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Warrick weaves gripping, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it. Black Flags is a brilliant and definitive history that reveals the long arc of today's most dangerous extremist threat.From the Hardcover edition
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Warrick, Joby
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non fiction
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  • Nonfiction
  • Politics
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Black flags : The Rise of ISIS., Joby Warrick, (electronic resource)
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9780385538220
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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Electronic reproduction.
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Label
Black flags : The Rise of ISIS., Joby Warrick, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780385538220
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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832bcb9e-28f3-4ae3-9184-28151336f30d
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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ODN0002174592

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