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The Spymaster of Baghdad Lib/E: A True Story of Bravery, Family, and Patriotism in the Battle Against Isis
  

The Spymaster of Baghdad Lib/E: A True Story of Bravery, Family, and Patriotism in the Battle Against Isis (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

By Coker, Margaret
Read by Campbell, Cassandra

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From the former New York Times bureau chief in Baghdad comes the gripping and heroic story of an elite, top-secret team of unlikely spies who triumphed over ISIS. The Spymaster of Baghdad tells the dramatic yet intimate account of how a covert Iraqi intelligence unit called the F...alcons came together against all odds to defeat ISIS. The Falcons, comprised of ordinary men with little conventional espionage background, infiltrated the world's most powerful terrorist organization, ultimately turning the tide of war against the terrorist group and bringing safety to millions of Iraqis and the broader world. Centered around the relationship between two brothers, Harith Sudani, a rudderless college dropout who was recruited to the Falcons by his all-star younger brother Munaf, and their eponymous unit commander Abu Ali, The Spymaster of Baghdad follows their emotional journey as Harith volunteers for the most dangerous mission imaginable. With piercing lyricism and thrilling prose, Coker's deeply-reported account interweaves heartfelt portraits of these and other unforgettable characters as they navigate the streets of war-torn Baghdad and perform heroic feats of cunning and courage. The Falcons' path crosses with that of Abraar, a young, radicalized university student who, after being snubbed by the head of the Islamic State's chemical weapons program, plots her own attack. At the near-final moment, the Falcons intercept Abraar's deadly plan to poison Baghdad's drinking water and arrest her in the middle of the night--just one of many covert counterterrorism operations revealed for the first time in the book. Ultimately, The Spymaster of Baghdad is a page-turning account of wartime espionage in which ordinary people make extraordinary sacrifices for the greater good. Challenging our perceptions of terrorism and counterterrorism, war and peace, Iraq and the wider Middle East, American occupation and foreign intervention, The Spymaster of Baghdad is a testament to the power of personal choice and individual action to change the course of history--in a time when we need such stories more than ever.
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ISBN 9781799949497
Released NZ 23 Feb 2021
Publisher HarperCollins
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
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ISBN-13 9781799949497
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Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint HarperCollins
Released 23 Feb 2021
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
Edition Library Edition
Author(s) By Coker, Margaret
Read by Campbell, Cassandra
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Area / Regional Studies
International Relations
Terrorism, Freedom Fighters, Armed Struggle
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 168mm
Height: 155mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade

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