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EAN-139780140046366   EAN-13 barcode 9780140046366
Product NameThe Cage: The Fight For Sri Lanka And The Last Days Of The Tamil Tigers
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperback
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Height8.9 inches    (convert)
Length6.1 inches    (convert)
Weight18.4 ounces    (convert)
AuthorGordon Weiss
Page Count376
BindingPaperback
Published09/04/2012
FeaturesUsed Book in Good Condition
Long DescriptionForeign Affairs Book of the Day Spectator & Intercept Summer Reading List selection The Cage is a tightly-written and clear-eyed narrative about one of the most disturbing human dramas of recent years. . . . a riveting, cautionary tale about the consequences of unchecked political power in a country at war. A must-read.” JON LEE ANDERSON , New Yorker staff writer and author of The Fall of Baghdad In the closing days of the thirty-year Sri Lankan civil war, tens of thousands of civilians were killed, according to UN estimates, as government forces hemmed in the last remaining Tamil Tiger rebels on a tiny sand spit, dubbed The Cage.” Gordon Weiss, a journalist and UN spokesperson in Sri Lanka during the final years of the war, pulls back the curtain of government misinformation to tell the full story for the first time. Tracing the role of foreign influence as it converged with a history of radical Buddhism and ethnic conflict, The Cage is a harrowing portrait of an island paradise torn apart by war and the root causes and catastrophic consequences of a revolutionary uprising caught in the crossfire of international power jockeying. Gordon Weiss has lived in New York and worked in numerous conflict and natural disaster zones including Bosnia, Afghanistan, Darfur, Pakistan, Congo, and Haiti. Employed by the United Nations for over twelve years, Weiss is now a writer, speaker and analyst of international affairs as well as a founding advisor to the International Crimes Evidence Project, currently investigating war crimes.
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