Late for Tea at the Deer Palace by Tamara Chalabi
The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family

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In the tradition of Wild Swans comes this unique epic saga of an Iraqi family that illuminates the country and its people as never before.
 

About Tamara Chalabi

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Tamara Chalabi has a PhD from Harvard University in History. Her first book, 'The Shi'is of Jabal'Amil and the New Lebanon: 1918-1943' was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2006. She has written for the 'Sunday Times', 'New Republic', 'Wall Street Journal', 'Slate' and 'Prospect', on war, culture, encounters, and identities. She lives in London.
 
Published January 18, 2011 by Harper. 448 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History.

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A pleasantly informative memoir of an Iraqi family from the twilight of the Ottoman Empire before World War I to Baghdad today.

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Ahmad Chalabi’s daughter offers an absorbing social history of Iraq through her family story.

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The New Yorker

Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstracts back to 1925

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The New Zealand Herald

The moves were dictated by the changes in occupation of, first, Ali Chalabi and then his son Abdul Hussein Chalabi.

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Curious Book Fans

The photos were a nice feature of the book: unlike many non-fiction books which have sections of colour pictures at intervals through the book, Late for Tea at the Deer Palace has black and white photos printed on the same pages as the text, so that when you read about (for example) a particular ...

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The Nation

Could you or Rushdi [Chalabi] fix that, d’you reckon?” Chalabi dutifully carried the money out of the country, but in the end the Iraqi royal family was annihilated in the revolution and Hadi Chalabi ended up giving the money to King Hussein of Jordan, who represented another branch of the Hashem...

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