The Prince of the Marshes

  • by Rory Stewart
  • Narrated by Rory Stewart
  • 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Told from Stewart's distinctly Western perspective, The Prince of the Marshes chronicles his time acting as the deputy governor of two southern Iraqi provinces.


What the Critics Say

"[This] book should be required reading for every political commentator." (Publishers Weekly)


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A View From The Real Iraq

The pundits and the politicians have talked the Iraq situation into the ground. Everybody seems to know what the solution is and proclaims their conclusions boldly. Unfortunately, the chattering class is not deeply schooled in the history and culture of the country and most have never even been there. Rory Stuart probably didn't know much more than the pundits when he parachuted into the country and attempted to build something resembling a civil society in one southern province. But Rory Stuart is a quick study with an eye for the details that really matter. His story reveals a deeply complex and sophisticated society with political norms almost entirely foreign from our own.

No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, this book will challenge your assumptions on Iraq. It should be required reading for anybody who has a role in formulating U.S. policy there.

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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books