Oral history is a difficult genre to master, and by taking the works of Studs Terkel as his example, Mark Kukis has set the bar even higher. Yet he succeeds brilliantly, not only by the aptness and vividness of these accounts but also by his selection of the interviewees.
(Ali A. Allawi, former Minister of Finance, Defense, and Trade of Iraq, and senior visiting fellow at Princeton University)
Amid the looting and the blood-letting in Baghdad, Mark Kukis salvages some treasures. Voices from Iraq is like nothing we've seen yet in the writing on the warthe stories of everyday survival weave a tapestry both illuminating and haunting. No serious study of the invasion and occupation can do without this book.
(Quil Lawrence, former NPR Baghdad Bureau chief and author of Invisible Nation: How the Kurds' Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East
An eloquent, well-selected narrative of the Iraqi invasion and devastating aftermath.Kirkus Reviews
A moving account of the impact of war and occupation on ordinary people.
(Glenn C. Altschuler Minneapolis Star Tribune
This book is necessary reading for any serious practitioner or student of small wars.
(Michael Few Small Wars Journal
About the Author
Mark Kukis covered the war in Iraq from 2006 to 2009 as a correspondent for Time magazine, and he has written for the New Republic and Salon. He is the author of "My Heart Became Attached": The Strange Journey of John Walker Lindh, and his work can be read at www.markkukis.com.