Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS
- Publish Date: 2016-09-06
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Joby Warrick
WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION
âA Best Book of 2015ââThe New York Times, The Washington Post,Â People Magazine,Â San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews
In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. Drawing on unique high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Warrick weaves gripping, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it. Black Flags is a brilliant and definitive history that reveals the long arc of todayâs most dangerous extremist threat.