Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS Author Joby Warrick
ISBN-10 0804168938
ISBN-13 9780804168939
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTIONA Best Book of 2015The New York Times The Washington Post People Magazine San Francisco Chronicle Kansas City Star and Kirkus ReviewsIn 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 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 todays most dangerous extremist threat

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