The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

by Janine di Giovanni

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Overview

A New York Post Best Book of 2016
Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award
Winner of the 2016 Hay Festival Medal for Prose

"Destined to become a classic." —Lisa Shea, Elle

A masterpiece of war reportage, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most brutal internecine conflicts in recent history. Drawing from years of experience covering Syria for Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and the front page of the New York Times, award-winning journalist Janine di Giovanni chronicles a nation on the brink of disintegration, all written through the perspective of ordinary people. With a new epilogue, what emerges is an unflinching picture of the horrific consequences of armed conflict, one that charts an apocalyptic but at times tender story of life in a jihadist war zone. The result is an unforgettable testament to resilience in the face of nihilistic human debasement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871403834
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 687,351
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Janine di Giovanni, Middle East editor of Newsweek and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, has won seven major awards, including the National Magazine Award and two Amnesty International Awards. Her work is widely anthologized, and her article from Harper’s, "Life during Wartime," was chosen by Paul Theroux for The Best American Travel Writing. The author of seven books, di Giovanni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where she was a Pakis Fellow. She lives in Paris.

Table of Contents

Maps x

Introduction xiii

1 Damascus - Thursday 28 June 2012 1

2 Latakia - Thursday 14 June 2012 11

3 Ma'loula and Damascus - June-November 2012 37

4 Horns - Thursday 8 March 2012 60

5 Darayya - Saturday 25 August 2012 74

6 Zabadani - Saturday 8 September 2012 89

7 Horns, Bab al-Sebaa Street - Sunday 14 October 2012 104

8 Aleppo - Sunday 16 December 2012 120

Epilogue - November 2016 160

Notes 174

Acknowledgements 178

Chronology 183

Index 201

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