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Blackstone Audiobooks presents Imperial Life in the Emerald City audiobook in a downloadable format. This book was written by Rajiv Chandrasekaran and narrated by Ray Porter.
This version of Imperial Life in the Emerald City audiobook is published in an unabridged format. That means that this is complete narration of the written book.
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In this unprecedented account, The Washington Post's former Baghdad bureau chief, , takes us into the Green Zone, headquarters for the American occupation in Iraq. In this bubble separated from wartime realities, the task of reconstructing a devastated nation competes with the distractions of a Little America: a half-dozen bars, a disco, a shopping mall - much of it run by Halliburton.
While qualified Americans willing to serve in Iraq are screened for their views on Roe v. Wade, the country is put into the hands of inexperienced 20-somethings chosen for their Republican Party loyalty. Ignoring what Iraqis say they want or need, the team pursues irrelevant neoconservative solutions and pie-in-the-sky policies instead of rebuilding looted buildings and restoring electricity. Their almost comic initiatives anger the locals and fuel the insurgency.