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Interesting Times

Writings From A Turbulent Decade

By George Packer, 1960-

Throughout his career as a journalist, George Packer has always been attuned to the voices and stories of individuals caught up in the big ideas and events of contemporary history. Interesting Times unites brilliant investigative pieces such as “Betrayed,” about Iraqi interpreters, with personal essays and detailed narratives of travels through war zones and failed states. Spanning a decade that includes the September 11 attacks and the election of Barack Obama, Packer brings insight and passion to his accounts of the war on terror,Iraq, political writers, and the 2008 election. Across these varied subjects a few keythemes recur: the temptations and dangers of idealism; the moral complexities of war and politics; the American capacity for self-blinding and self-renewal.

 

Whether exploring American policies in the wake of September 11, tracking a used T-shirt from New York to Uganda, or describing the ambivalent response in Appalachia to Obama, these essays hold a mirror up to our own troubled times and showcase Packer’s unmistakable perspective, which is at once both wide-angled and humane.

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9780374175726


Format: Book
Author: Packer, George, 1960-
Title: Interesting times : writings from a turbulent decade / George Packer.
Publisher Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2009.
Subject: Packer, George, 1960- Authors -- Political and social views.
Isbn: 9780374175726 (hardcover : alk. paper) 0374175721 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Call Number: 814.54 Pac
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Bib Id: 326202

Format: Book
Author: Packer, George, 1960-
Title: Interesting times : writings from a turbulent decade / George Packer.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2009.
Description: xvii, 409 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Packer, George, 1960-
Subjects: Authors -- Political and social views.
Contents: After September 11 -- Trouble spots -- Writers at war -- End of an era.
LCCN: 2009010186
ISBN: 9780374175726 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0374175721 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 814.54 Pac