Things Fall Apart: Containing the Spillover from an Iraqi Civil War 1st Edition

2.7 out of 5 stars 3 ratings
ISBN-13: 978-0815713791
ISBN-10: 0815713797
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
12 used from $6.16
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Available at a lower price from other sellers that may not offer free Prime shipping.
FREE delivery: Nov 4 - 6 on your first order.
Fastest delivery: Tuesday, Nov 3 Details
List Price: $24.99
Save: $8.51 (34%)
12 new from $16.48

Available at a lower price from other sellers that may not offer free Prime shipping.

"Devoted" by Dean Koontz
For the first time in paperback, from Dean Koontz, the master of suspense, comes an epic thriller about a terrifying killer and the singular compassion it will take to defeat him. | Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews


"This is a timely book that addresses an important issue with unmistakeable political and policy implications. Highly recommended." — CHOICE

"Daniel Byman and Kenneth Pollack should thus be commended for considering the nature and consequences of a full-scale civil war in Iraq. Although supporters and critics of the George W. Bush administration might find it hard to imagine a further deterioration of the situation in that war-torn country, Byman and Pollack lay out a doomsday scenario that could embroil the entire Middle East in war. Things Fall Apart does not predict that a full-blown civil war will erupt in Iraq, but by surveying conflicts in Yugoslavia, Somalia, Lebanon, Congo, and Afghanistan, it identifies policies that have tended to exacerbate past conflicts." —James J. Wirtz, Naval Postgraduate School, Political Science Quarterly

"Well-researched and written, Things Fall Apart is a useful exercise in thinking one step ahead.... [it] provides an invaluable framework from which policymakers across the political spectrum might begin to develop strategies to contain a collapsing Iraqi state." —Michael Rubin, Middle East Quarterly

About the Author

Daniel L. Byman is a nonresident senior fellow with the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He also directs the Security Studies Program and the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University's Edmund A.Walsh School of Foreign Service. His books include Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism (Cambridge, 2005). Kenneth M. Pollack is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he is research director for the Saban Center. He is author of The Persian Puzzle:The Conflict between Iran and America (Random House, 2004) and The Threatening Storm:The Case for Invading Iraq (Random House, 2002).

Product details

  • Paperback : 239 pages
  • Item Weight : 12.2 ounces
  • ISBN-10 : 0815713797
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0815713791
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.59 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press; 1st Edition (May 7, 2007)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    2.7 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

Customer reviews

2.7 out of 5 stars
2.7 out of 5
3 global ratings
5 star 0% (0%) 0%
4 star
3 star
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2008
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2008
Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2007
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse