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Black Flags

Black Flags

The Rise of ISIS

Joby Warrick (Author)

$16.00 $11.95
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 384
  • Released: Sep 6, 2016
  • ISBN-13: 9780804168939


Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. Drawing on unique high-level access to CIA and Jordanian 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.

This book won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for general nonfiction and a slough of awards in 2015. 

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