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The Resource Assad or we burn the country : how one family's lust for power destroyed Syria, Sam Dagher

Assad or we burn the country : how one family's lust for power destroyed Syria, Sam Dagher

Label
Assad or we burn the country : how one family's lust for power destroyed Syria
Title
Assad or we burn the country
Title remainder
how one family's lust for power destroyed Syria
Statement of responsibility
Sam Dagher
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter and former prisoner of the pro Assad militia presents a revisionist account of the Syrian Civil War that incorporates previously unpublished details about the origins and persistence of its human atrocities. In spring 2011, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad turned to his friend and army commander, Manaf Tlass, for advice about how to respond to Arab Spring-inspired protests. Tlass pushed for conciliation but Assad decided to crush the uprising -- an act which would catapult the country into an eight-year long war, killing almost half a million and fueling terrorism and a global refugee crisis. Assad or We Burn the Country examines Syria's tragedy through the generational saga of the Assad and Tlass families, once deeply intertwined and now estranged in Bashar's bloody quest to preserve his father's inheritance. By drawing on his own reporting experience in Damascus and exclusive interviews with Tlass, Dagher takes readers within palace walls to reveal the family behind the destruction of a country and the chaos of an entire region. Dagher shows how one of the world's most vicious police states came to be and explains how a regional conflict extended globally, engulfing the Middle East and pitting the United States and Russia against one another. Timely, propulsive, and expertly reported, Assad or We Burn the Country is the definitive account of this global crisis, going far beyond the news story that has dominated headlines for years
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Dagher, Sam
Dewey number
956.9104/23
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DS98.6
LC item number
.D34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Assad, Bashar
Label
Assad or we burn the country : how one family's lust for power destroyed Syria, Sam Dagher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-536) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1101180175
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 564 pages
Isbn
9780316556729
Lccn
2019936190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1101180175
Label
Assad or we burn the country : how one family's lust for power destroyed Syria, Sam Dagher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-536) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1101180175
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 564 pages
Isbn
9780316556729
Lccn
2019936190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1101180175

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