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The Resource A rage for order : the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS, Robert F. Worth

A rage for order : the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS, Robert F. Worth

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A rage for order : the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS
Title
A rage for order
Title remainder
the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS
Statement of responsibility
Robert F. Worth
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
" In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker cast as old divides reemerge and deepen. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top. A Rage for Order is the first work of literary journalism to track the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. In the style of V. S. Naipaul and Lawrence Wright, the distinguished New York Times correspondent Robert F. Worth brings the history of the present to life through vivid stories and portraits. We meet a Libyan rebel who must decide whether to kill the Qaddafi-regime torturer who murdered his brother; a Yemeni farmer who lives in servitude to a poetry-writing, dungeon-operating chieftain; and an Egyptian doctor who is caught between his loyalty to the Muslim Brotherhood and his hopes for a new, tolerant democracy. Combining dramatic storytelling with an original analysis of the Arab world today, A Rage for Order captures the psychic and actual civil wars raging throughout the Middle East, and explains how the dream of an Arab renaissance gave way to a new age of discord. "--
Summary
A <i>New York Times</i> former Beirut bureau chief chronicles the events of the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermath, discussing the uprising of Middle Eastern revolutionaries whose efforts to end tyranny, corruption and poverty eventually succumbed to prior divisions under the oppression of terrorists and dictators
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Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Lionel Gelber Prize (Canada), 2017.
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10481676
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DLC
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1965-
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Worth, Robert Forsyth
Dewey number
909/.097492708312
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Arab Spring, 2010-
  • Arab countries
  • Arab Spring (2010- )
  • Politics and government
  • Arab countries
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adult
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the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS
Label
A rage for order : the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS, Robert F. Worth
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Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn929863243
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780374252946
Lccn
2015041559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929863243
Label
A rage for order : the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS, Robert F. Worth
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242) 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
Control code
ocn929863243
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780374252946
Lccn
2015041559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929863243

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