No Turning Back (Book published March 5, 2019)


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Author  Rania Abouzeid
Publisher  W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date   March 5, 2019
ISBN  0393356787
Pages  400

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2018

Winner of the Overseas Press Club of America's Cornelius Ryan Award
Finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize
Finalist for the RSL Ondaatje Prize
Finalist for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

"Rania Abouzeid has produced a work of stunning reportage from the very heart of the conflict, daring to go to the most dangerous places in order to get the story." ―Dexter Filkins, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Forever War

Award-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances that make up the Syrian conflict through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country. Hailed by critics, No Turning Back masterfully "[weaves] together the lives of protestors, victims, and remorseless killers at the center of this century's most appalling human tragedy" (Robert F. Worth). Based on more than five years of fearless, clandestine reporting, No Turning Back brings readers deep inside Bashar al-Assad's prisons, to covert meetings where foreign states and organizations manipulated the rebels, and to the highest levels of Islamic militancy and the formation of the Islamic State. An utterly engrossing human drama full of vivid, indelible characters, No Turning Back shows how hope can flourish even amid one of the twenty-first century's greatest humanitarian disasters.
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