A chilling reminder about the Syrian War. The veteran war reporter interviews citizens of Syria during the early years of the war (pre-rise of ISIL) sharing their experiences (and her own) about modern warfare and its brutality. What's interesting is that Syrians who felt betrayed by fellow Syrians. Comments that Syrians don't/shouldn't do this to other Syrians. But, shouldn't the issue be that humans don't do this to each other?— Audrey
A masterpiece of war reportage, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most brutal internecine conflicts in recent history. Drawing from years of experience covering Syria for Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and the front page of the New York Times, award-winning journalist Janine di Giovanni chronicles a nation on the brink of disintegration, all written through the perspective of ordinary people. With a new epilogue, what emerges is an unflinching picture of the horrific consequences of armed conflict, one that charts an apocalyptic but at times tender story of life in a jihadist war zone. The result is an unforgettable testament to resilience in the face of nihilistic human debasement.