About this book
Winner of the prestigious BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize, and shortlisted for the "Guardian" First Book Award, this is a portrait of the gap between the Oz-like Green Zone and the brutal reality of post-war Iraq. There will be a massive press campaign, and Paul Greengrass making a film of the book, due to star Matt Damon. 'The best account I have read of why the American occupation of Iraq has gone so drastically wrong... An exceptional piece of work,' Said K. Aburish, "Spectator"
From inside a surreal bubble of pure Americana known as the Green Zone, the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority attempted to rule Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. This work tells the story of this ill-prepared attempt to build American democracy in a war-torn Middle Eastern country.