BABYLON’S ARK

R188.00

THE INCREDIBLE WARTIME RESCUE OF THE BAGHDAD ZOO.

245pp; 8pp col photog plates.

When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing, the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, caught in the crossfire at the heart of the city. Once Anthony entered Iraq he discovered that hostilities and uncontrolled looting had devastated the zoo and its animals. Working with members of the zoo staff and a few compassionate U.S. soldiers, he defended the zoo, bartered for food on war-torn streets, and scoured bombed palaces for desperately needed supplies. Babylon’s Ark chronicles Anthony’s hair-raising efforts to save a pride of Saddam’s lions, close a despicable black market zoo, run ostriches through shoot-to-kill checkpoints and rescue the dictator’s personal herd of thoroughbred Arabian horses.

A tale of the selfless courage and humanity of a few men and women living dangerously for all the right reasons. Babylon’s Ark is an inspiring and uplifting true-life adventure of individuals on both sides working together for the sake of magnificent wildlife caught in a war zone.

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Description

Authored by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence. Published by Dunne of New York in 2007. Soft cover bound this First Edition, 6th Impression copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 209x139x18mm.