I Lost My Love in Baghdad by Michael Hastings audiobook

I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story

By Michael Hastings
Read by Michael Hastings

Tantor Audio 9781416560975

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200134656

  • ISBN: 9798200134649

  • ISBN: 9798200134663

Runtime: 7.34 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

At age twenty-five, Michael Hastings arrived in Baghdad to cover the war in Iraq for Newsweek. He had at his disposal a little Hemingway romanticism and all the apparatus of a twenty-first-century reporter—cell phones, high-speed Internet access, digital video cameras, fixers, drivers, guards, and translators. In startling detail, he describes the chaos, the violence, the never-ending threats of bomb and mortar attacks, and the front lines that can be a half mile from the Green Zone—indeed, that can be anywhere. This is a new kind of war: private security companies follow their own rules, or lack thereof; soldiers in combat get instant messages from their girlfriends and families; and members of the Louisiana National Guard watch Katrina's decimation of their city on a TV in the barracks. Back in New York, Hastings had fallen in love with Andi Parhamovich, a young idealist who worked for Air America. A year into their courtship, Andi followed Michael to Iraq, taking a job with the National Democratic Institute. Their war-zone romance is another window into life in Baghdad. They call each other pet names; they make plans for the future; they fight, usually because each is fearful for the other's safety; and they try to figure out how to get together, when it means putting bodyguards and drivers in jeopardy. Then Andi goes on a dangerous mission for her new employer—a meeting at the Iraqi Islamic Party headquarters that ends in catastrophe. Searing, unflinching, and revelatory, I Lost My Love in Baghdad is both a raw, brave, brilliantly observed account of the war and a heartbreaking story of one life lost to it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Powerful.... A tragic love story with broad appeal married to an unflinching account of wartime violence and brutality. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“Like Mariane Pearl’s A Mighty Heart, this is a tragic love story with broad appeal married to an unflinching account of wartime violence and brutality; as such, it should do even more than that bestseller to fill in a general audience on the dire state of Iraq.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Hastings

Author Bio: Michael Hastings

Michael Hastings (1980–2013) was a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and a correspondent at large for BuzzFeed. Before that he worked for Newsweek, where he rose to prominence covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was the recipient of the 2010 George Polk Award for his Rolling Stone magazine story “The Runaway General.” Hastings was the author of three previous books, I Lost My Love in Baghdad, Panic 2012, and The Operators. He was posthumously honored with the Norman Mailer Award for Emerging Journalist.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English