Book Launch | James Verini Presents They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate in Conversation with George Packer
Where: Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St.
718-246-0200 Price: Free
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In They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, James Verini, a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic, guides us to the front lines of the biggest urban battle since WWII: the battle to wrest control of Mosul from the Islamic State. Like that classic of war reportage, Michael Herr’s Dispatches, They Will Have to Die Now burrows deep into the daily experience of its subjects, the Iraqi soldiers and civilians who lived and died in the battle. A definitive, revelatory account, it offers a sweeping view of the rise and fall of the Islamic State and the American era in Iraq. George Packer, author of the National Book Award-winning The Unwinding, joins Verini in conversation.