The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq
By George Packer
Lauded as one of the best nonfiction books of 2005, The Assassins' Gate tells how the United States became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's war policy and led America to the Assassins' Gate - the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad. The consequences of that policy are shown in the author's brilliant reporting on the ground in Iraq, where he made four tours on assignment for The New Yorker.