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The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments
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War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq

War Journal: My Five Years In Iraq - Richard Engel Not just a story about an ambitious, young reporter growing into a respected award-winning journalist.

Fascinating, detailed look into the ongoing problems in Iraq. Engel does a great job of interweaving the modern American invasion/reconstruction efforts with description of the history of conflict in the region - going back to the Sunni/Shiite split 1600 years ago.

USA diplomats would have been well-advised to understand these historical forces before entering into a war that destabilized the entire region.