In a Time of Monsters: Travels Through a Middle East in Revolt (Paperback)

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Returning to the UK in September 2010 after serving in Iraq as the political adviser to the top American general, Emma Sky felt no sense of homecoming. She soon found herself back in the Middle East traveling through a region in revolt. In a Time of Monsters bears witness to the demands of young people for dignity and justice during the Arab Spring; the inability of sclerotic regimes to reform; the descent of Syria into civil war; the rise of the Islamic State; and the flight of refugees to Europe. With deep empathy for its people and an extensive understanding of the Middle East, Sky makes a complex region more comprehensible. A great storyteller and observational writer, Sky also reveals the ties that bind the Middle East to the West and how blowback from our interventions in the region contributed to the British vote to leave the European Union and to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

About the Author

Emma Sky is a Senior Fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute. She worked in the Middle East for 20 years and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services in Iraq. Her previous book, The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq, was one of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2015, and was shortlisted for both the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction and the Orwell Prize. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Praise For…

"Sky writes like a novelist, making this ideal recommendation for foreign-affairs-related book clubs hard to set down." —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781786495624
ISBN-10: 1786495627
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English