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Richard Hil will be joined by co-author Ros Caputi to launch The Sacking of Fallujah: A People’s History.

Richard Hil joins forces with a former US marine and journalist to examine the human cost.

The Sacking of Fallujah: A People’s History confronts the dominant military accounts of the war in Iraq and the devastation wrought on the city of Fallujah from the siege in 2014 till when American and coalition forces moved on the city to defeat ISIS in 2016.

Former US marine Ross Caputi, Australian journalist Donna Mulhearn, and adjunct professor Richard Hil have brought together this critical analysis of the idea that the US ‘liberated’ Fallujah.

They look at the outcomes of repeated sieges of the city and its destruction in 2016 that left in its wake a public health crisis, civilian casualties, and political instability.

The book places these events within the larger context of the US policy in the Middle East with a particular focus on the testimony of civilians.

Book launch

Richard Hil will be joined by co-author Ros Caputi to launch the book at the Bookroom at Byron, 27 Fletcher Street on Thursday, August 22 at 5.30pm.

‘The book aims to expose the US propaganda that justified a murderous assault on a once-beautiful city and its people,’ said Mr Hil.

‘Our intention was to not let this be forgotten.’

Everyone is welcome. To RSVP call 6685 8183 or go online to find out more about The Sacking of Fallujah.

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