A few weeks after the planes crashed into the World Trade Centre on 9/11, journalist Megan K. Stack, a twenty-five-year-old national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, was thrust into Afghanistan and Pakistan, dodging gunmen and prodding warlords for information. From there, she travelled to war-ravaged Iraq and Lebanon and to other countries scarred by violence, including Israel, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, witnessing the changes that swept the Muslim world and labouring to tell its stories.
Every Man in This Village Is a Liar is Megan Stack's riveting account of what she saw in the combat zones and beyond. She relates her initial wild excitement and her slow disillusionment as the cost of violence outweighs the elusive promise of freedom and democracy. She reports from under bombardment in Lebanon; records the raw pain of suicide bombings in Israel and Iraq; and, one by one, marks the deaths and disappearances of those she interviews.
Beautiful, savage and unsettling, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar is a memoir about the wars of the twenty-first century that readers will long remember.
'Every Man in This Village is a Liar is a courageous report from the front lines of the hostilities between the West and the Muslim world. Journalist Megan Stack sheds the customary pretenses of her profession to show us - with blistering eloquence and her own raw nerves laid bare - war's impact on the non-combatants who bear the brunt of its horrors. You'll be thinking about this book long after you turn the final page' Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air 'Every Man in this Village is a Liar is an electrifying book by an extraordinary foreign correspondent. Megan Stack has braved the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, decoded the secrets of Israel and Egypt. She shows us what war and terror have done to humanity in the 21st century. Read it if you have the courage to care about your country, its allies and its enemies' Tim Weiner, author of Legacy of Ashes 'There is hope. Stack has soul. Stack gets it. She feels in her gut and has a clarity of thought and boldness of expression that is rare, and delicious' Sam Kiley, The Times 'This is a brave and beautifully written book' Christina Lamb, Sunday Times
Published: 4th July 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.7 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1