Imperial Life in the Emerald City

by Chandrasekaran, Rajiv


‘A vividly detailed portrait of the Green Zone and the Coalition Provisional Authority (which ran Iraq’s government from April 2003 to June 2004) that becomes a metaphor for the administration’s larger failings in Iraq… reads like something out of “Catch-22″‘ New York Times ‘A riveting tale of American misadventure…a mission doomed to failure before it had even been launched’ Samantha Power, author of ‘A Problem from Hell’ ‘Full of jaw-dropping tales of the myriad large and small ways in which Bremer and his team poured fuel into the lethal cauldron that is today’s Iraq’ Washington Post ‘An indispensable saga of how the American liberation of Iraq turned to chaos, calamity, and civil war’ Rick Atkinson, author of ‘An Army at Dawn’

About the Author

Rajiv Chandrasekaran is an assisting managing editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1994. He previously served the Post as a bureau chief in Baghdad, Cairo, and Southeast Asia, and as a correspondent covering the war in Afghanistan. He recently completed a term as journalist-in-residence at the International Reporting Project at the Johns Hopkins school for Advanced International Studies, and was a public policy scholar at the Wodrow Wilson International Center. He lives in Washington, D.C.