內容簡介 《阿拉伯的勞倫斯》暢銷作家斯科特．安德森新作！記錄自2003年美國入侵伊拉克以來，當代阿拉伯世界如何變得分崩離析2011年的阿拉伯之春，起初被西方視為民主的勝利，卻幾乎沒有人預見會演變為慘烈的內戰，引發伊斯蘭國的崛起，更導致國際難民危機。然而，資深戰地記者、《紐約時報》暢銷作家斯科特．安德森認為，災難的種子早在許久以前就已種下，他分析意識形態的衝突、追溯回問題的源頭──2003年美國入侵伊拉克，檢視導致災難背後的複雜原因。本書藉由六位人物之眼看待中東地區的動亂：持反對政見的埃及家族的女族長、忠誠度分裂的利比亞空軍官校學生、來自知名戰士部族的庫德族醫生、被內戰蹂躪的敘利亞大學生、伊拉克女權運動者、從按日計酬的工人轉變為伊斯蘭國戰士的伊拉克人。他們的人生自2003年起就永遠改變，至今仍持續因伊斯蘭國的蹂躪、恐怖攻擊與崩解的國家而身處水深火熱中。作者敏銳描繪阿拉伯世界前所未見的地緣政治悲劇，從第一次世界大戰、伊拉克戰爭、阿拉伯之春、伊斯蘭國崛起到難民危機，帶您了解中東歷史與政治情勢。From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq. In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa in what would become known as the Arab Spring. Few could predict that these convulsions, initially hailed in the West as a triumph of democracy, would give way to brutal civil war, the terrors of the Islamic State, and a global refugee crisis. But, as New York Times bestselling author Scott Anderson shows, the seeds of catastrophe had been sown long before. In this gripping account, Anderson examines the myriad complex causes of the region's profound unraveling, tracing the ideological conflicts of the present to their origins in the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 and beyond. From this investigation emerges a rare view into a land in upheaval through the eyes of six individuals--the matriarch of a dissident Egyptian family; a Libyan Air Force cadet with divided loyalties; a Kurdish physician from a prominent warrior clan; a Syrian university student caught in civil war; an Iraqi activist for women's rights; and an Iraqi day laborer-turned-ISIS fighter. A probing and insightful work of reportage, Fractured Lands offers a penetrating portrait of the contemporary Arab world and brings the stunning realities of an unprecedented geopolitical tragedy into crystalline focus.
作者介紹 Scott Anderson is a veteran war correspondent who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Chechnya, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador and many other strife-torn countries. A frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine, his work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Harper's and Outside. He is the author of novels Moonlight Hotel and Triage and of non-fiction books Lawrence in Arabia, The Man Who Tried to Save the World and The 4 O'Clock Murders, and co-author of War Zones and Inside The League with his brother Jon Lee Anderson.