The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria

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Liveright Publishing Corporation
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5.8 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Janine di Giovanni has won four major journalism awards, including the National Magazine Award, and is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. She has reported from some of the world's most dangerous places including Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Pakistan, Somalia, and Kosovo. She is the author of Madness Visible, The Quick and the Dead, and The Place at the End of the World. She lives in Paris, France.


Di Giovanni presents a devastating picture of the horrors of civil war and the disintegration of Syrian society.--Elizabeth Hayford
Necessary, difficult and elating. [Di Giovanni's] reporting from the Syrian revolution and war is clear-eyed and engaged in the best sense - engaged in the human realm rather than the abstractly political. . . . Such reporters as Giovanni, who not only visit but also live (and often die) through wars not their own, are heroic. These are the Marie Colvins, Paul Conroys, Ali Mustafas of journalism, reporters motivated by commitment to the act of witnessing.--Robin Yassin-Kassab
Di Giovanni's work, informed by her extensive experience as a journalist, shows a keen ability to capture violent conflicts from multiple sides...This book, haunted by the international failure to intervene effectively, gives readers an on-the-ground experience of the devastating seasons that followed the promise of the Arab Spring...[Di Giovanni] makes its reality fully tangible and tragic.
With a potent mix of sensitivity and outrage, Di Giovanni relates firsthand accounts of deprivation and suffering from the people caught up in the conflict...[T]heir stories reveal in harrowing detail the horrific nature of the war. The expert perspective of this seasoned war correspondent proves invaluable to understanding Syria today.