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The Resource A rope from the sky : the making and unmaking of the world's newest state, Zach Vertin

A rope from the sky : the making and unmaking of the world's newest state, Zach Vertin

Label
A rope from the sky : the making and unmaking of the world's newest state
Title
A rope from the sky
Title remainder
the making and unmaking of the world's newest state
Statement of responsibility
Zach Vertin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The birth of South Sudan was celebrated the world round--a triumph for global justice and the end of one of the world's most devastating wars. The Republic's historic independence was acclaimed not only by its long-oppressed people, but by three U.S. presidents and the legions of Americans who championed their cause. But the celebration would not last; South Sudan's freedom-fighters soon plunged their new nation back into chaos, shattering the promise of liberation and exposing the hubris of their American backers. Drawing on extraordinary personal stories of identity, liberation, and survival, A Rope from the Sky tells an epic story of paradise won and then lost. Zach Vertin's firsthand accounts from deadly war zones to the halls of Washington power bring readers on an extraordinary journey into the rise and fall of the world's newest state. South Sudan's untold story is a unique episode in global history--an unprecedented experiment in international state-building, and a cautionary tale
Cataloging source
IMmBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vertin, Zach
Dewey number
962.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT159.94
LC item number
.V47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • United States
  • South Sudan
Target audience
adult
Label
A rope from the sky : the making and unmaking of the world's newest state, Zach Vertin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-486) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294602646
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xxv, 497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 01/19
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
Label
A rope from the sky : the making and unmaking of the world's newest state, Zach Vertin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-486) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294602646
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xxv, 497 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
mv 01/19
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)

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