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`Bush, Blair and the other coalition leaders should read this - one of The
Times Top Ten Books of 2006 - and weep. It is as good as Evelyn Waugh's
Scoop, but this is fact, not fiction. With a fine eye for the barmy and the
bizarre and in crisp, clear prose, Stewart chronicles the waste, the farce
and the tragedy.'
-- The Times
`His conclusion . . . seems depressing, but nobody has done more than
Stewart in this compelling and brilliantly written book to provide insight
into the problems facing this devastated country.' -- Sunday Times - Pick of the Week
`Stewart tells his story well, with a great eye for detail and a
necessarily dark sense of humour, and his book is a timely corrective for
anyone who thinks they understand what's going on in Iraq - or that we can
possibly control it.' -- Daily Telegraph
'Engaging, practical scholarship.' -- The Herald
'Rory Stewart describes people's motives with perception and wit.' -- Sunday Telegraph
'This is traveling at its hardest and travel-writing at its best'
-- David Gilmour
'will endure as a classic' -- Independent
'The best book by far to come out of the Iraq mess' Sunday HeraldSee all Product Description
An interesting account of the pitfalls and culture of working in a governing capacity in another country. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SG
Utterly fascinating Rory is a Member of Parliament. It's about time he was doing some "Governing in Britain".Published 3 months ago by Russell N
Helps you to understand the complexity of Middle East inter tribal politicsPublished 9 months ago by Alan Kuzbyt
Rory Stewart...latter-day Laurence of Arabia. What a man and what a read. Highly recommendPublished 11 months ago by Jules
Behind the headlines look at the chaos in Iraq. Very astute and well written.Published 12 months ago by Chuck
My purchase of this book was set off by a recent TV program on Borderlands, and by accession of the author to the UK House of Commons Defence Committee where a somewhat similar... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Robert Nelson
I purchased this book as a birthday present for my mother. When the book arrived, it was in top-notch condition, had never even been read and now has pride of place in the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by rueyclem