Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood--A History in Thirteen Centuries

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Product Details
Price
$32.00  $29.76
Publisher
Da Capo Press
Publish Date
Pages
536
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.1 X 1.8 inches | 1.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780306823985

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About the Author
Justin Marozzi is a former Financial Times and Economist foreign correspondent. He has spent much of the past decade living and working in Iraq. His previous books include the highly acclaimed Tamerlane and The Way of Herodotus. He lives in London.
Reviews
Praise for the UK edition of Baghdad

"An epic history"--The Economist

"[An] epic biography of the city... Marozzi feasts his reader in every sumptuous detail."--The Times

"Vivid and compelling...the best account we have in English"--Hugh Kennedy, Literary Review

"A tremendous narrative history... A great achievement: brave, densely researched, authoritative, vivid"--Sunday Times

"Marozzi gets to the unchanging sould of his city."--The Guardian

"Brilliant, evocative, and erudite...a work of love and an homage to the city"--The Spectator

"Superb history...a gripping account"--Daily Telegraph

"Adventurous, sophisticated, respectful...a truly splendid work of erudition, storytelling, and huamnity"--Standpoint

Kirkus Reviews, 10/15/14

"Pertinent, patient study of the tumultuous history of this strategic city since its founding ...a useful, relevant history of a 'relentlessly tempestuous' city."

Booklist, 11/15/14, starred review
"Marozzi pays tribute to the endurance and vibrancy of the city and its citizens...in this fine combination of history and travel genres"