And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East Author Richard Engel
ISBN-10 1451635125
ISBN-13 9781451635126
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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A major New York Times bestseller by NBCs Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engelthis riveting story of the Middle East revolutions the Arab Spring war and terrorism seen close up should be required reading Booklist starred review In 1997 young Richard Engel working freelance for Arab news sources got a call that a busload of Italian tourists was massacred at a Cairo museum This is his first view of the carnage these years would pile on Over two decades he has been under fire blown out of hotel beds and taken hostage He has watched Mubarak and Morsi in Egypt arrested and condemned reported from Jerusalem been through the Lebanese war covered the shooting match in Iraq and the Libyan rebels who toppled Gaddafi reported from Syria as Al Qaeda stepped in and was kidnapped in the Syrian cross currents of fighting Engel takes the reader into Afghanistan with the Taliban and to Iraq with ISIS In the page turning And Then All Hell Broke Loose he shares his quick paced thrilling adventure story Associated Press Engel takes chances though not reckless ones keeps a level head and a sense of humor as well as a grasp of history in the making Reporting as NBCs Chief Foreign Correspondent he reveals his unparalleled access to the major figures the gritty soldiers and the helpless victims in the Middle East during this watershed time His vivid story is a nerve racking and informative portrait of a troubled region Kansas City Star that shows the splintering of the nation states previously cobbled together by the victors of World War I Engels harrowing adventures make for gripping reading The New York Times and his unforgettable view of the suffering and despair of the local populations offers a succinct and authoritative account of our ever changing world

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