Zach Vertin - A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World's Newest State — in conversation with Elise Labott

Upcoming Event
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

South Sudan achieved independence from Sudan in July 2011, marking the end of Africa's longest civil war. The new republic’s birth was celebrated not only by its long-oppressed people, but by three U.S. presidents and the legions of Americans who championed their struggle. But South Sudan’s guerillas-turned-governors soon turned their guns on one another, plunging their new nation into chaos. Drawing on firsthand accounts as an analyst and diplomat, Vertin brings us from battlefields to palaces to negotiating tables as we meet the freedom fighters, politicians, and ordinary citizens who animate this story. Examining America's outsized interventions over the course of two decades, he wrestles with America at its best and its worst. 

Vertin will be in conversation with Elise Labott, former global affairs correspondent for CNN.

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Non Fiction
A Rope from the Sky: The Making and Unmaking of the World's Newest State Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781643130514
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Published: Pegasus Books - January 2019

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