Rope from the Sky, A: The Making and Unmaking of the World's Newest State, Zach Vertin
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Rope from the Sky, A: The Making and Unmaking of the World's Newest State

Author: Zach Vertin

Narrator: Chris Andrew Ciulla

Unabridged: 18 hr 4 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Published: 01/03/2019

Genre: History - Africa

Synopsis

The birth of South Sudan was celebrated the world round?a triumph for global justice and the end of one of the worlds most devastating wars. The Republics historic independence was acclaimed not only by its long-oppressed people but also by three U.S. presidents and the legions of Americans who championed their cause. But the celebration would not last: South Sudans freedom-fighters soon plunged their new nation back into chaos, shattering the promise of liberation and exposing the hubris of their American backers. Drawing on extraordinary personal stories of identity, liberation, and survival, this narrative tells an epic story of paradise won and then lost. Zach Vertins firsthand accounts from deadly war zones to the halls of Washington power bring listeners on an extraordinary journey into the rise and fall of the worlds newest state. South Sudans untold story is a unique episode in global history?an unprecedented experiment in international state-building?and a cautionary tale. A Rope from the Sky is propelled by characters both inspired and ordinarytheir aspirations are matched by insecurities, their sins by courage and kindness. It is first a story of hope, power, greed, compassion, and conscience-shocking violence from the worlds most neglected patch of territory. But it is also a story about the best and worst of America: both our big-hearted ideals and our difficult reckoning with the limits of American power amid a world in disarray.

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