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The Resource Black flags : [the rise of Isis], Joby Warrick, (sound recording)

Black flags : [the rise of Isis], Joby Warrick, (sound recording)

Label
Black flags : [the rise of Isis]
Title
Black flags
Title remainder
[the rise of Isis]
Statement of responsibility
Joby Warrick
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. 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 Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. Zarqawi began by directing terror attacks from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. By falsely identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, U.S. 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 as the U.S. 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 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"--
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Provided by publisher
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TEFMT
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Warrick, Joby
Dewey number
956.054
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HV6433.I722
LC item number
I8593 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sunil Malhotra
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Malhotra, Sunil
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  • IS (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Black flags : [the rise of Isis], Joby Warrick, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn919520004
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
11 audio discs (13 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101923535
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781101923535
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 5163
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)919520004
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Black flags : [the rise of Isis], Joby Warrick, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn919520004
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
11 audio discs (13 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101923535
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781101923535
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 5163
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)919520004
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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