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Author Dagher, Sam, author.

Title Assad or we burn the country : how one family's lust for power destroyed Syria / Sam Dagher.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    956.9104 DAG    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xxvi, 564 pages : maps, genealogical table ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 469-536) and index.
Summary In spring 2011, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad turned to his friend and army commander, Manaf Tlass, for advice about how to respond to Arab Spring-inspired protests. Tlass pushed for conciliation but Assad decided to crush the uprising -- an act which would catapult the country into an eight-year long war, killing almost half a million and fueling terrorism and a global refugee crisis. Assad or We Burn the Country examines Syria's tragedy through the generational saga of the Assad and Tlass families, once deeply intertwined and now estranged in Bashar's bloody quest to preserve his father's inheritance. By drawing on his own reporting experience in Damascus and exclusive interviews with Tlass, Dagher takes readers within palace walls to reveal the family behind the destruction of a country and the chaos of an entire region. Dagher shows how one of the world's most vicious police states came to be and explains how a regional conflict extended globally, engulfing the Middle East and pitting the United States and Russia against one another.
Subject Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011-
Syria -- History -- 21st century.
Assad, Bashar, 1965-
ISBN 9780316556729 (hardcover)
0316556726 (hardcover)

 
    
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