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George Packer

George Packer
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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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George Packer

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The Unwinding
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The Unwinding

George Packer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The 2013 National Book Award Winner
A New York Times Bestseller

American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation...

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Interesting Times
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Interesting Times

George Packer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Throughout his career as a journalist, George Packer has always been attuned to the voices and stories of individuals caught up in the big ideas and events of contemporary history. Interesting...

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Betrayed
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Betrayed

George Packer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Millions of Iraqis, spanning the country's religious and ethnic spectrum, welcomed the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. But the mostly young men and women who embraced America's project so enthusiastically...

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The Assassins' Gate
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The Assassins' Gate

George Packer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle...

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Blood of the Liberals
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Blood of the Liberals

George Packer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An acclaimed journalist and novelist explores the legacy and future of American liberalism through the history of his family's politically active history

George Packer's maternal grandfather,...

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The Village of Waiting
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The Village of Waiting

George Packer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 a Peace...

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