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Top 40 Book Club : Top 40 Book Club Reads 2017
46 Top40BookClubReadsNON-FICTION For readers interested in the roots of the Islamic State and its creator, this is a great book to start with. Joby Warrick is a reporter for The Washington Post and a Pulitzer Prize winner for his journalism about the Middle East. In this book he traces the origins of the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) by describing the main characters behind this rise. Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi (the founding father), a Jordanian and very adept organiser who carried out violent activities in both Iraq and Jordan, and his successor Abu Hamza al-Baghdadi, who succeeded in establishing the ISIS caliphate. The reader also learns about the intelligence networks of both Jordan and U.S. (CIA) – and how they tracked terrorist groups. Black Flags is a detailed, step-by-step political and historical narrative demonstrating how repeated miscalculations by the United States, Arab leaders and al-Qaeda may have quickly empowered the Islamic State. What should I read next? Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS Joby Warrick Borrow the e-book through Borrowbox now!
Top 40 Book Club Reads 2016