Seven Days in Syria by Janine di Giovanni

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Thanks to her bitter sacrifice, Western readers may begin to appreciate the chaos that Syrian refugees continue to flee. This brilliant, necessary book will hopefully do for Syria what Herr’s Dispatches (1977) did for Vietnam.
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A New York Post Best Book of 2016

Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award

Winner of the 2016 Hay Festival Medal for Prose



"Destined to become a classic." —Lisa Shea, Elle


A masterpiece of war reportage, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most brutal internecine conflicts in recent history. Drawing from years of experience covering Syria for Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and the front page of the New York Times, award-winning journalist Janine di Giovanni chronicles a nation on the brink of disintegration, all written through the perspective of ordinary people. With a new epilogue, what emerges is an unflinching picture of the horrific consequences of armed conflict, one that charts an apocalyptic but at times tender story of life in a jihadist war zone. The result is an unforgettable testament to resilience in the face of nihilistic human debasement.

 

About Janine di Giovanni

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Janine di Giovanni, the Middle East editor of Newsweek and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, has won four major journalistic awards, including the National Magazine Award. She lives in Paris.
 
Published May 3, 2016 by Liveright. 224 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Feb 18 2016

Thanks to her bitter sacrifice, Western readers may begin to appreciate the chaos that Syrian refugees continue to flee. This brilliant, necessary book will hopefully do for Syria what Herr’s Dispatches (1977) did for Vietnam.

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Above average
Reviewed by Joan Smith on Feb 29 2016

...it is individual stories, rather than victims counted in the millions, that reveal the terrible cost of leaving dictators in place for the sake of “stability”.

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Star Tribune

Good
Reviewed by CHUCK HAGA on Jul 01 2016

In “The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches From Syria,” she tells in sharp, unrelenting word pictures what the photographers’ images suggest: The horrors behind these massed refugees are far worse than whatever may lie ahead.

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