by Townshend C Staff



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ISBN-13: 9780571237197
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

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A timely (kind of) well-researched book. Great bibliography (but could probably do with some sort of cast list). I have two minor criticsms - the author spends rather too much time for my liking defending General Townshend, to whom he is presumably related, and also there seems to have been some kind of imptetus (possibly from the editor) to make it a topical to the UK's role in the Coalition Provisional Authority after 2003 invasion. And this book is inherently topical, it couldn't not be, but sometimes there feels like the author is making the odd too-awkward stretch in this direction. Only in throwaway remarks though. A book about the CPA, contrasting it with the original British role in Iraq is still waiting to be written. Would be pretty good.