Paperback Black flags : the rise of ISIS / Joby Warrick.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: London : Corgi Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780552172882 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2015.
In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat. When the government of Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realised that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. In this work, an unprecedented character-driven account of the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq.
473 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm