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Occupational Hazards

My Time Governing in Iraq
Narrated by: Rory Stewart
Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
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At the age of 30, Rory Stewart was appointed coalition deputy governor of two provinces in the Marsh region of southern Iraq. He kept a journal of his experiences struggling to control assassinations and tribal conflict, rebuild the region's infrastructure, and establish a new Iraqi government before the hand over of power in June 2004. His time in the Marsh region culminated in a terrifying siege during which he and his team were under sustained attack by insurgents. Haunted by his previous work and travels in Asia, Rory brings a unique sensitivity and perspective to the daily interactions between Iraqis and the coalition and to the perils - and even comedy - of foreign occupation.
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Compelling, educational, sad and yet uplifting.

An incredible insight into such a complex state of affairs that despite potentially noble intentions is of our own making.

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A cultural guide to human fallibility

An eye opener for anyone that believes newspaper headlines! An interesting introduction to Rory Stewart

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Excellent. Entertaining and enlightening.

Fascinating insight into the chaos and absurd world of the coalition. Very intelligent and open writing. Extremely well read and pretty funny.