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Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World

Jon Lee Anderson

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Prose: non-fiction, Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions, Sociology & anthropology, Revolutionary groups & movements

A ground-breaking reckoning with the world of guerrilla insurgencies, based on Jon Lee Anderson's journeys through five disparate and far-flung insurgent movements around the globe.

Prior to gaining international renown for his definitive biography of Che Guevara and his firsthand reports on the war in Iraq in the acclaimed THE FALL OF BAGHDAD, Jon Lee Anderson wrote GUERRILLAS, a daring on-the-ground account of five diverse insurgent movements around the world: the mujahedin of Afghanistan, the FMLN of El Salvador, the Karen of Burma, the Polisario of Western Sahara, and a group of young Palestines fighting against Israel in the Gaza Strip. Making the most of unprecedented, direct access to his subjects, Anderson combines powerful storytelling with a balanced, penetrating analysis of each situation. A work of phenomenal range, analytical acuity, and human empathy, GUERRILLAS amply demonstrates why Jon Lee Anderson is one of our most important chroniclers of societies in crisis.

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Praise for Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World

  • A sharply observed history of freedom fighters, guerillas and insurgents... The writing is slick and stylish, with a humanistic touch provided by the many interviews with the affected. - BOOKSELLER

  • He presents their stories in vivid, penetrating prose. - GOOD BOOK GUIDE

  • As timely now as it was when it was first published

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Jon Lee Anderson

Jon Lee Anderson is the author of many books and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in Dorset, England, with his wife and three children.

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