NBC war correspondent, Richard Engel, recalls 20 years of experience and history of the Middle East and North Africa. From the Arab Spring to the rise of major terrorist cells, he retells his life story as a writer, getting kidnapped, and coming home. He addresses questions such as how ISIS formed, why its numbers continue to grow, and whether or not the United States is at fault. Engel's memoir expresses hopes for peace, praisees the people of MENA, and provides an explanation of how life is for someone who spends their days in search of war, constantly testing their invincibility. Recommended by Jenna.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Gripping reading...an astute, fast-paced overview... Engel] gives us sharp, unnerving snapshots." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times