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Bankrolling Basra

  • Kartonierter Einband
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The incredible story of one man, $1.5 billion in cash, and a bankrupt country to run...VorwortA human drama that sheds light on th... Weiterlesen
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The incredible story of one man, $1.5 billion in cash, and a bankrupt country to run...

Vorwort
A human drama that sheds light on the courage, dedication and humour of those trying to rebuild Iraq. This work presents an account of how one man found himself in the middle of one of the most crucial episodes in modern history.

Autorentext

Until 2003 Andrew Alderson was a director at the merchant back Lazard's but he quit in search of new challenges. After spending many years in the Territorial Army he served as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo in 2001 and more recently in Iraq. After he left Bara in 2004, he remained in the Middle East and went on to establish Gulf Capital which offers strategic consultancy. He lives in London.



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In 2003, Andrew Alderson gave up his job as a director of a London merchant bank hoping to find a new direction in life. Then, as an officer in the Territorial Army, he was called up to serve in Iraq. On his first day in Basra, he was asked if he knew 'anything about finance' and then was suddenly put in charge of sorting out Basra's Central Bank and running a multi-million pound economy.

The US gives him authority for over one fifth of Iraq's finances and he becomes known as 'that merchant banker in Basra'. But Andrew and his team are never quite on Baghdad's radar, or under its orders. He quickly understands that there's another route to stability: getting the cash flowing again. This means frequent, hair-raising adventures delivering suitcases, crates and binbags stuffed with millions of dollars wherever needed and by whatever means - in helicopters, speedboats, planes and landrovers.

"Bankrolling Basra" is a human drama that brings alive the courage, dedication and humour of those trying to rebuild Iraq. It is a unique, often witty and always honest account of how one man found himself in the middle of one of the most crucial episodes in modern history.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Bankrolling Basra
Autor:
EAN: 9781845295103
ISBN: 978-1-84529-510-3
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Little Brown Book Group
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 272
Gewicht: 247g
Größe: H197mm x B129mm x T19mm
Jahr: 2007
Auflage: New