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Stewart, Rory

Works: 52 works in 209 publications in 9 languages and 6,827 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Case studies  Travel writing  Fiction  Personal narratives  Biography  Folklore  Television mini-series  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Narrator, Speaker, Director, win
Classifications: DU105.2, 364.1510967571
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rory Stewart
Can intervention work? by Rory Stewart( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the British Parliament and the founding chairman of the European Stability Initiative dissect the military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan and discuss the policies that have informed interventionism and how they can realize positive change
The places in between by Rory Stewart( Book )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following. Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between
Occupational hazards : my time governing in Iraq by Rory Stewart( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the age of thirty, Rory Stewart was appointed coalition deputy Governor of two provinces in the Marsh region of southern Iraq. He kept a journal of his experiences struggling to control assassinations and tribal conflict, rebuild the region's infrastructure and establish a new Iraqi government before the hand over of power in June 2004. His time in the Marsh region culminated in a terrifying siege during which he and his team were under sustained attack by insurgents. Haunted by his previous work and travels in Asia, Rory brings a unique sensitivity and perspective to the daily interactions between Iraqis and the coalition and to the perils and even comedy of foreign occupation"--Audio cassette container
Occupational hazards : my time governing Iraq by Rory Stewart( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq. September 2003; it's six months after the US-led invasion, and the country is in anarchy - the infrastructure has collapsed, terrorist attacks have begun and the coalition has decided to rule directly via the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). Rory Stewart, a young British diplomat, is appointed as the coalition deputy governor (CPA deputy governorate coordinator) of a province of 850,000 people in the southern marshland. There, in the cities of Amara and then Nasiriyah, he and his colleagues confront gangsters, Iranian-linked politicians, tribal vendettas and a full Islamist insurgency, in which Stewart is besieged in his compound under continual fire, struggling to keep his staff alive. They negotiate hostage releases, appoint Iraqi governors and police chiefs, patch up the shattered infrastructure and, in June 2004, hand over sovereignty to the Iraqi government. Stewart's almost colonial role may never exist again. His insider's account reveals a side of Iraq hidden from most foreign journalists and soldiers and raises questions about the whole project of 'state-building' in the twenty-first century
Can intervention work? by Rory Stewart( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus distill their remarkable firsthand experiences of political and military interventions into a potent examination of what we can and cannot achieve in a new era of 'nation building.' As they delve into the massive, military-driven efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans, the expansion of the EU, and the bloodless 'color' revolutions in the former Soviet states, they reveal consequences for international relations, human rights, understanding of state building
The marches by Rory Stewart( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verkenning van het grensland tussen Engeland en Schotland en reflecties op de landschappelijke, politieke en sociale omstandigheden van dit gebied, gecombineerd met een portret van de vader van de auteur
The songlines by Bruce Chatwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of ideas in which two companions, traveling and talking together, explore the hopes and dreams that animate both them and the people they encounter in Central Australia's almost uninhabitable regions
We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families : stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unforgettable firsthand account of a people's response to genocide and what it tells us about humanity. This remarkable debut book chronicles what has happened in Rwanda and neighboring states since 1994, when the Rwandan government called on everyone in the Hutu majority to murder everyone in the Tutsi minority. Though the killing was low-tech--largely by machete--it was carried out at shocking speed: some 800,000 people were exterminated in a hundred days. A Tutsi pastor, in a letter to his church president, a Hutu, used the chilling phrase that gives Philip Gourevitch his title. With keen dramatic intensity, Gourevitch frames the genesis and horror of Rwanda's "genocidal logic" in the anguish of its aftermath: the mass displacements, the temptations of revenge and the quest for justice, the impossibly crowded prisons and refugee camps. Through intimate portraits of Rwandans in all walks of life, he focuses on the psychological and political challenges of survival and on how the new leaders of postcolonial Africa went to war in the Congo when resurgent genocidal forces threatened to overrun central Africa. Can a country composed largely of perpetrators and victims create a cohesive national society? This moving contribution to the literature of witness tells us much about the struggle everywhere to forge sane, habitable political orders, and about the stubbornness of the human spirit in a world of extremity
The prince of the marshes : and other occupational hazards of a year in Iraq by Rory Stewart( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een half jaar na de invasie onder leiding van de Verenigde Staten reist Rory Stewart naar Bagdad, waar hij benoemd wordt tot plaatsvervangend gouverneur van een zuidelijke provincie van Irak. Hij en zijn collega's krijgen te maken met gangsters, Iraansgezinde politici, een stammenstrijd en een fundamentalistische opstand
Heirs to forgotten kingdoms : journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East by Gerard Russell( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its reputation for religious intolerance, the Middle East has long sheltered many distinctive and strange faiths: one regards the Greek prophets as incarnations of God, another reveres Lucifer in the form of a peacock, and yet another believes that their followers are reincarnated beings who have existed in various forms for thousands of years. These religions represent the last vestiges of the magnificent civilizations in ancient history: Persia, Babylon, Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs. Their followers have learned how to survive foreign attacks and the perils of assimilation. But today, with the Middle East in turmoil, they face greater challenges than ever before
My time governing in Iraq by Rory Stewart( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After US-led invasion of Iraq, the anarchy had begun. Rory Stewart, a young Biritish diplomat, was appointed as Coalition Provisional Authority's deputy governor of a province in southern marshland region. There, he and his colleagues confronted gangsters. This work provides an account of the attempt to re-build a nation
The Marches : a borderland journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewart( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Places in Between, Rory Stewart walked some of the most dangerous borderlands in the world. Now he travels with his 89-year-old father--a comical, wily courageous, and infuriating former British intelligence officer--along the border they call home. On Stewart's 400-mile walk across a magnificent natural landscape, he sleeps on mountain ridges and in housing projects, in hostels and farmhouses. With every fresh encounter--from an Afghanistan veteran based on Hadrian's Wall to a shepherd who still counts his flock in sixth-century words--Stewart uncovers more about the forgotten peoples and languages of a vanished country now crushed between England and Scotland. Stewart and his father are drawn into unsettling reflections on landscape, their parallel careers in the bygone British Empire and Iraq, and the past, present, and uncertain future of the United Kingdom. And as the end approaches, his father's stubborn charm transforms this chronicle of nations into a fierce, exuberant encounter between a father and a son. This is a profound reflection on family, landscape, and history by a powerful and original writer.--From dust jacket
Book 2 by Rory Stewart( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rory Stewart served as Senior British Representative in Maysan in Southern Iraq until the handover of power in June 2004. He kept a journal of his experiences while under fire and trying to negotiate a settlement between rival factions. His narrative describes what it was like to try and piece together a country after invasion
Border country : the story of Britain's lost middleland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this beautifully filmed series, historian Rory Stewart studies the extraordinary landscape, oral history and archaeology of the Anglo-Scottish border, finding parallels with frontiers from Turkey to Nepal. Two thousand years ago, the Romans dominated the world. They divided their northernmost territory with an arbitrary marker; Hadrian's Wall split the communities of Britain in two. Border Lands explores the Anglo-Scottish borderlands' tumultuous history, learning how this boundary defined the region. Having served as a diplomat in fiercely contested borderlands from Indonesia and the Balkans to Iraq and Afghanistan, Rory has witnessed the effect of artificial frontiers, and the destructive potential of new nationalisms. Drawing on this experience, Rory reveals how borders are forged -- both in the land and in our imagination
Arabian sands by Wilfred Thesiger( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Addis Ababa in 1910 and educated in England, from 1945 Wilfred Thesiger spent five years exploring in and around the vast, waterless desert, the 'Empty Quarter' of Arabia. Travelling amongst the Bedu people, he experienced their everyday challenges of hunger and thirst, the trials of long marches beneath the relentless sun, the bitterly cold nights and the constant danger of death if it was discovered he was a Christian 'infidel'. He was the first European to visit most of the region, and just before he left the area the process that would change it forever had begun - the discovery of oil. Thesiger saw Arabian Sands as 'a memorial to a vanished past, atribute to a once magnificent people'. This edition includes an introduction by Rory Stewart discussing the dangers of Thesiger's travels, his unconventional personality and his insights into Bedu life
Future army 2020 : Government response to the committee's ninth report of session 2013-14 : seventh special report of session 2014-15 by Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Lawrence of Arabia by Rory Stewart( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards the next Defence and Security Review: Part Two-NATO: Government response to the Committee's third report of session 2014-15 : ninth special report of session 2014-15 by Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a decade NATO has seen terrorism and 'failed states' as the central security threat. That threat remains. But the Russian annexation of Crimea and the continuing violence in Ukraine have been a stark reminder of NATO's responsibilities in Europe. They pose fundamental questions about NATO's ability to respond to Russian aggression against its neighbours, and NATO's ability to uphold its obligations to defend NATO member states. Whatever the probability of a further Russian threat to NATO countries, there is no doubt that Eastern European nations feel that the threat is very real. Whatever the likelihood of a Russian attack on the territory of NATO countries, NATO is obliged to have a detailed contingency plan for such a scenario. The territorial defence of NATO members in Europe was the founding rationale for NATO. Our conclusion is that NATO is currently not well-prepared for a Russian threat against a NATO Member State. A Russian unconventional attack, using asymmetric tactics (the latest term for this is 'ambiguous warfare'), designed to slip below NATO's response threshold, would be particularly difficult to counter. And the challenges, which NATO faces in deterring, or mounting an adequate response to, such an attack poses a fundamental risk to NATO's credibility. This Report focuses narrowly on NATO, Article 4 and 5 obligations, Ukraine, and the Baltic States, rather than the more general debate about Russia and global security threats. The report begins with an analysis of Russia: its conventional forces, its new approach to asymmetric warfare, and its apparent intentions. It then considers NATO's preparedness to respond, first to the less likely scenario of a conventional Russian attack, then to the scenario of an asymmetric attack. It concludes that NATO is poorly prepared for either scenario, and suggests urgent steps that would need to be taken to meet these challenges
Intervention : why, when and how? : Government response to the Committee's fourteenth report of session 2013-14 : fourth special report of session 2014-15 by Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Rory Stewart britischer Abgeordneter und Autor

Rory Stewart British politician, academic, author, diplomat and documentary maker

Rory Stewart Brits politicus

Rory Stewart politicien britannique

Rory Stewart politico britannico

Stewart, Roderick James Nugent

Stewart, Roderick James Nugent 1973-

Рори Стюарт

روی استوارت دیپلمات، نویسنده، و سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

로리 스튜워트

스튜어트, 로리 1973-

スチュワート, ローリー



The places in betweenOccupational hazards : my time governing IraqCan intervention work?The prince of the marshes : and other occupational hazards of a year in IraqMy time governing in IraqBook 2Arabian sands