Book cover of They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate by James Veriniby James Verini

Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2019

“It’s a small miracle that a writer as good as James Verini witnessed the battle of Mosul.… It will take its place among the very best war writing of the past two decades.” —George Packer

James Verini arrived in Iraq in the summer of 2016 to write about life in the Islamic State. He stayed to cover the jihadis’ last great stand, the Battle of Mosul, not knowing it would go on for nearly a year. This “urgent, scalding, hallucinatory work of war reportage” (Patrick Radden Keefe) takes the reader into the conflict against the most lethal insurgency of our time.

Interview with the Author

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James Verini and Dan Gabriel on the Battle for Mosul
10/22/19        45 min

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Ep. 85 – Inside the Long, Brutal Fight to Recapture Mosul
9/17/19          42 min

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The Battle of Mosul Was the Beginning of the End of the Islamic State Caliphate
10/4/19        27 min

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Fighting ISIS with James Verini
11/26/19           58 min

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