Black Flags

Written By Joby Warrick
Black Flags
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 29 September 2015
  • ISBN : 1473540674
  • Pages : 480 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 172 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Black Flags by author: Joby Warrick which was release on 29 September 2015 and published by Random House with total page 480 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. **WINNER of the PULITZER PRIZE for NON-FICTION 2016** In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat. When the government of Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. In Black Flags, an unprecedented character-driven account of the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Western governments led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swathes of Syria and Iraq. Zarqawi began by directing terror attacks from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the allied invasion in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By falsely identifying him as the link between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, Western officials inadvertently spurred like-minded radicals to rally to his cause. Their wave of brutal beheadings and suicide bombings persisted until American and Jordanian intelligence discovered clues that led to a lethal airstrike on Zarqawi’s hideout in 2006. His movement, however, endured. First calling themselves al-Qaeda in Iraq, then Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, his followers sought refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border. When the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, and the rest of the world largely stood by, ISIS seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi’s dream of an ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate. Drawing on unique high-level access to global intelligence sources, Warrick weaves gripping, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it. Black Flags is a brilliant and definitive history that reveals the long arc of today’s most dangerous extremist threat.

Black Flags

Black Flags
  • Author : Joby Warrick
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : **WINNER of the PULITZER PRIZE for NON-FICTION 2016** In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat. When the government of Jordan granted amnesty to a ...

Summary and Analysis of Black Flags The Rise of ISIS

Summary and Analysis of Black Flags  The Rise of ISIS
  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Total pages : 30
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Joby Warrick’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools ...

Red Line

Red Line
  • Author : Joby Warrick
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2021-02-23
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Black Flags, the thrilling unknown story of America’s mission in Syria: to find and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons and keep them out of the hands of the Islamic State In August 2012, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was clinging to power in a ...

ISIS

ISIS
  • Author : Brendan January
  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : "ISIS emerged in the Middle East in the early 2000s, vowing to wage war on those who do not adhere to its interpretation of Islamic law. This in-depth investigation tackles the issues related to the twenty-first-century face of global terrorism."...

Red Line

Red Line
  • Author : Joby Warrick
  • Publisher : Black Swan
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : Read online Red Line written by Joby Warrick, published by Black Swan which was released on 2021-12-30. Download full Red Line Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Triple Agent

The Triple Agent
  • Author : Joby Warrick
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : A Pulitzer Prize-winning intelligence reporter presents a narrative account of a mysterious Jordanian agent that describes how he infiltrated both al-Qaeda and the CIA before killing himself and seven CIA operatives in a suicide bombing, an event that revealed sobering agency weaknesses. Reprint....

The Rise of Islamic State

The Rise of Islamic State
  • Author : Patrick Cockburn
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2015-01-14
  • Total pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : First published under the title The Jihadis Return by OR Books, New York and London 2014....

Black Flags

Black Flags
  • Author : Joby Warrick
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION “A Best Book of 2015”—The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews In a thrilling dramatic narrative, awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant ...

The Iran Wars

The Iran Wars
  • Author : Jay Solomon
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : From Qasem Soleimani to the nuclear deal, a deeply reported exploration of Iran’s decades-long power struggle with the United States—in the tradition of Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars and Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower “A front-row view of the spy games, assassinations, political intrigue and high-stakes diplomacy ...

The Complete Infidel s Guide to ISIS

The Complete Infidel s Guide to ISIS
  • Author : Robert Spencer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-08-24
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!...

The Violent Rise of ISIS

The Violent Rise of ISIS
  • Author : Chris Townsend
  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • Total pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : On July 5, 2014, after the stunning seizure of Mosul, Iraq, a relatively unknown man in black stepped into an Iraqi mosque and declared the reestablishment of The Caliphate, an Islamic body of governance not seen since the early days of the religion. Large swathes of Iraq and Syria have been swept ...

Counter Jihad

Counter Jihad
  • Author : Brian Glyn Williams
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : Counter Jihad is a sweeping account of America's military campaigns in the Islamic world. Revising our understanding of what was once known as the War on Terror, it provides a retrospective on the extraordinary series of conflicts that saw the United States deploy more than two and a half million ...

The Rise of ISIS

The Rise of ISIS
  • Author : Caroline Kennon
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Total pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : ISIS is a significant threat to modern society—it has caused the deaths of thousands and the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment around the world, despite the fact that prominent Muslim leaders have denounced the group’s actions. Understanding ISIS is vital to defeating it. Readers learn about the creation of ...

The War Against ISIS

The War Against ISIS
  • Author : Claudia Martin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-08-08
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : Today, war is often waged against organisations, as well as other countries. ISIS has been a relatively recent evolution, and forces have had to adapt combat techniques to deal with an organisation that continues to change and reorganise itself. This book gives a detailed picture of the forces combatting ISIS ...

Few Call it War

Few Call it War
  • Author : Robert Michael Hicks
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Total pages : 293
  • ISBN : 1473540674
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Summary : Most Americans could not fathom how Islamic terrorists could bring down the World Trade Center or an army psychiatrist could turn on his own soldiers, taking their lives in the name of his religion. How could an ex-army veteran blow up a federal building, or a Jewish doctor gun down ...