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George Packer

George Packer Guillermo Riveros

National Book Awards Finalist

George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, which received numerous prizes and was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by The New York Times Book Review. He is also the author of the novels The Half Man and Central Square, and the works of nonfiction The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, The Village of Waiting and Blood of the Liberals, which won the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His play, Betrayed, ran in Manhattan for five months in 2008 and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. He lives in Brooklyn.

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The Village of Waiting

George Packer

Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, this book is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as...

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Blood of the Liberals

George Packer

An acclaimed journalist and novelist explores the legacy and future of American liberalism through the history of his family's politically active historyGeorge Packer's maternal grandfather,...

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The Assassins' Gate

George Packer

THE ASSASSINS' GATE: AMERICA IN IRAQ recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people...

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The Unwinding

George Packer

The 2013 National Book Award WinnerA New York Times BestsellerSelected by New York Times’ critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013One...

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