Shatter the Nations by Mike Giglio audiobook

Shatter the Nations: ISIS and the War for the Caliphate

By Mike Giglio
Read by Robert Fass

PublicAffairs, Public Affairs (Perseus imprint), Hachette Book Group 9781541742345
9.95 Hours Unabridged
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The unflinching dispatches of an embedded war reporter covering ISIS and the unlikely alliance of forces who came together to defeat it. The battle to defeat ISIS was an unremittingly brutal and dystopian struggle, a multi-sided war of gritty local commandos and militias. Mike Giglio takes readers to the heart of this shifting, uncertain conflict, capturing the essence of a modern war. At its peak, ISIS controlled a self-styled "caliphate" that was larger in size than Great Britain, with population cast into servitude that numbered in the millions. Its territory spread across Iraq and Syria as its influence stretched throughout the wider world. Giglio tells the story of the rise of the caliphate and the ramshackle coalition-aided by secretive Western troops and American airstrikes-that was assembled to break it down, village by village, district by district. The story moves from the smugglers, traffickers, and jihadis working on the ISIS side to the victims of its zealous persecution and the local soldiers who died by the thousands to defeat it. Amid the battlefield drama, culminating in a climactic showdown in Mosul, is a dazzlingly human portrait of the destructive power of extremism, and of the tenacity and astonishing courage required to defeat it.

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The unflinching dispatches of an embedded war reporter covering ISIS and the unlikely alliance of forces who came together to defeat it.

The battle to defeat ISIS was an unremittingly brutal and dystopian struggle, a multi-sided war of gritty local commandos and militias. Mike Giglio takes readers to the heart of this shifting, uncertain conflict, capturing the essence of a modern war.

At its peak, ISIS controlled a self-styled "caliphate" that was larger in size than Great Britain, with population cast into servitude that numbered in the millions. Its territory spread across Iraq and Syria as its influence stretched throughout the wider world.

Giglio tells the story of the rise of the caliphate and the ramshackle coalition-aided by secretive Western troops and American airstrikes-that was assembled to break it down, village by village, district by district. The story moves from the smugglers, traffickers, and jihadis working on the ISIS side to the victims of its zealous persecution and the local soldiers who died by the thousands to defeat it. Amid the battlefield drama, culminating in a climactic showdown in Mosul, is a dazzlingly human portrait of the destructive power of extremism, and of the tenacity and astonishing courage required to defeat it.

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Author Bio: Mike Giglio

Author Bio: Mike Giglio Mike Giglio is a world correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. He appears regularly on the BBC, CNN, NPR and other news outlets, and briefs U.S. lawmakers on his reporting from the field. He was previously the Middle East correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. His articles on ISIS’s oil-smuggling ring and ISIS defectors are some of the best-performing features on BuzzFeed, garnering as many as 500,000 views in a few days. He is a graduate of Davidson College and a native of New York. He is currently based out of Washington, D.C.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English