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The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq
by Rory Stewart

In August 2003, at the age of thirty, Rory Stewart took a taxi from Jordan to Baghdad. A Farsi-speaking British diplomat who had recently completed an epic walk from Turkey to Bangladesh, he was soon appointed deputy governor of Amara and then Nasiriyah, provinces in the remote, impoverished marsh regions of southern Iraq.