I Lost My Love in Baghdad

I Lost My Love in Baghdad

Modern War Story

Book - 2008
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At age twenty-five, Michael Hastings arrived in Baghdad to cover the war in Iraq for Newsweek. He had at his disposal a little Hemingway romanticism and all the apparatus of a twenty-first-century reporter -- cell phones, high-speed Internet access, digital video cameras, fixers, drivers, guards, trans- lators. In startling detail, he describes the chaos, the violence, the never-ending threats of bomb and mortar attacks, the front lines that can be a half mile from the Green Zone, that can be anywhere. Back in New York, Hastings had fallen in love with Andi Parhamovich, a young idealist who worked for Air America. A year into their courtship, Andi followed Michael to Iraq, taking a job with the National Democratic Institute. Their war-zone romance is another window into life in Baghdad. They call each other pet names; they make plans for the future; they fight, usually because each is fearful for the other's safety; and they try to figure out how to get together, when it means putting bodyguards and drivers in jeopardy.Then Andi goes on a dangerous mission for her new employer -- a meeting at the Iraqi Islamic Party headquarters that ends in catastrophe.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008.
ISBN: 9781416560975
1416560971
Call Number: 921 HASTINGS
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Hastings, Michael, 1980-2013.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, American.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Alternative Title: I lost my love in Baghdad

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