“Among the very best war writing of the past two decades.”—George Packer
James Verini arrived in Iraq in the summer of 2016 to write about life in the Islamic State. He stayed to cover the jihadis’ last great stand, the Battle of Mosul. This “urgent, scalding, hallucinatory work of reportage in the tradition of Michael Herr and Philip Gourevitch” (Patrick Radden Keefe) takes the reader into the conflict against the most lethal insurgency of our time.
About the Author
James Verini is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and National Geographic. He has also written for The New Yorker, the Atavist, and other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award and a George Polk Award.