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Doing for Syria what Imperial Life in the Emerald City did for the war in Iraq, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most brutal, internecine conflicts in recent history. In this book, award-winning journalist Janine di Giovanni gives us a tour de force of war reportage, all told through the perspective of ordinary people—among them a doctor, a nun, a musician, and a student.

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Once in a decade comes an account of war that promises to be a classic.

Doing for Syria what Imperial Life in the Emerald City did for the war in Iraq, 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 pages of the New York Times, award-winning journalist Janine di Giovanni gives us a tour de force of war reportage, all told through the perspective of ordinary people—among them a doctor, a nun, a musician, and a student. What emerges is an extraordinary picture of the devastating human consequences of armed conflict, one that charts an apocalyptic but at times tender story of life in a jihadist war zone. Recalling celebrated works by Ryszard Kapuściński, Philip Gourevitch, and Anne Applebaum, The Morning They Came for Us, through its unflinching account of a nation on the brink of disintegration, becomes an unforgettable testament to resilience in the face of nihilistic human debasement.

"This book, haunted by the international failure to intervene effectively, gives readers an on-the-ground experience of the devastating seasons that followed the promise of the Arab Spring." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"This brilliant, necessary book will hopefully do for Syria what Herr’s Dispatches (1977) did for Vietnam." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"The expert perspective of this seasoned war correspondent proves invaluable to understanding Syria today." ---Booklist Starred Review

"Listening to Schnaubelt describe the atmosphere before people realized how devastating the war would be and then their reactions after the war began to engulf the entire nation is eye-opening." ---AudioFile
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The Morning They Came For Us

Dispatches from Syria

Author Janine di Giovanni

Narrated by Teri Schnaubelt

Publication date Oct 25, 2016

Running time 5 hrs 22 min

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