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The Resource Islamic state : rewriting history, Michael Griffin

Islamic state : rewriting history, Michael Griffin

Label
Islamic state : rewriting history
Title
Islamic state
Title remainder
rewriting history
Statement of responsibility
Michael Griffin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When the attacks of September 11 sent Westerners in search of reliable information about Al Qaida, Michael Griffin was there: his book Reaping the Whirlwind quickly became the go-to resource for the media, political figures, and ordinary citizens alike. Now, as Islamic State (also known as ISIS) is moving to take over broad swathes of territory throughout the Middle East, Griffin is back once again, ready to offer nuanced insight, analysis, history, and context for readers looking to understand this new and frightening threat. An experienced journalist, Griffin tells the story of the development of the Islamic State in his usual fast-paced, narrative driven style, helping us to understand the long roots of the Islamic State in Iraq, their quiet involvement in the Arab Spring, and their rapid rise amid the chaos generated by the Syrian war. He clearly and carefully presents the interlocking web of influence, arms, and money from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and Iraq that have fuelled the rise of Islamic State, and highlights the importance of the uprising against Assad in Syria and the West's relative inability to influence or support it. Ultimately, Griffin offers a portrait of a complicated, multivalent movement, one with roots in numerous real or perceived grievances and historical mistakes and one with the potential to foment unrest and violence throughout the Middle East for some time to come.--
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1951-
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Griffin, Michael
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • IS (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • Security, International
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Middle East
Label
Islamic state : rewriting history, Michael Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-167) 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.
Contents
Preface -- The great escape -- Zarqawi's war -- The first caliph -- Clear, hold and build -- The successions -- Springtime for Qatar -- The road to Damascus -- Prince Bandar's last adventure -- Knights of the silencers -- Treasure of Babisqa -- Chain of custody -- Game of thrones -- Paradise square -- Birth of a nation -- Twitter caliphate -- Call of duty -- Inside the whale -- Euphrates volcano -- Postscript : Saddam's ghost
Control code
FIEb17783811
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780745336510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)926734854
Label
Islamic state : rewriting history, Michael Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-167) 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.
Contents
Preface -- The great escape -- Zarqawi's war -- The first caliph -- Clear, hold and build -- The successions -- Springtime for Qatar -- The road to Damascus -- Prince Bandar's last adventure -- Knights of the silencers -- Treasure of Babisqa -- Chain of custody -- Game of thrones -- Paradise square -- Birth of a nation -- Twitter caliphate -- Call of duty -- Inside the whale -- Euphrates volcano -- Postscript : Saddam's ghost
Control code
FIEb17783811
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780745336510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)926734854

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