The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

Overview

Once in a decade comes an account of war that promises to be a classic.
LikeImperial Life in the Emerald City, a defining, journalistic portrait of war in Iraq, The Morning They Came For Us bears witness to one of the most brutal, internecine conflicts in recent history. Drawing from years of experience covering Syria for Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and the front pages of the New York Times, award-winning journalist Janine di Giovanni now gives us a masterpiece of war reportage, all ...

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Overview

Once in a decade comes an account of war that promises to be a classic.
LikeImperial Life in the Emerald City, a defining, journalistic portrait of war in Iraq, The Morning They Came For Us bears witness to one of the most brutal, internecine conflicts in recent history. Drawing from years of experience covering Syria for Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and the front pages of the New York Times, award-winning journalist Janine di Giovanni now gives us a masterpiece of war reportage, all told through the perspective of seven ordinary people—among them a doctor, a nun, a musician, and a student. What emerges is an extraordinary picture of the devastating human consequences of armed conflict, one that charts an apocalyptic but at times tender story of life in a jihadist war zone. Recalling celebrated works by Ryszard Kapuścinski, Philip Gourevitch, and Anne Applebaum, Seven Days in Syria, through its unflinching account of a nation on the brink of disintegration, becomes an unforgettable testament to resilience in the face of nihilistic human debasement.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
06/01/2014
An award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered upheaval from the first Palestinian intifada to Chechnya, the Balkans, and beyond and who currently serves as Middle East editor of Newsweek, di Giovanni draws on several years' worth of reporting on Syria to show what the fighting there has cost the populace. She tells her story from the perspective of seven individuals, among them a doctor, a musician, and a student, revealing blood, tears, and moments of real decency.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871407139
  • Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/25/2016
  • Pages: 320

Meet the Author

Janine di Giovanni, the Middle East editor of Newsweek and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, has won four major journalistic awards, including the National
Magazine Award.

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