National Press Club

Losing the Golden Hour

November 1, 2007

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Run time: 146 minutes

James Stephenson talked about his book, Losing the Golden Hour: An Insider's View of Iraq's Reconstruction published by Potomac Books Inc. In his book James Stephenson talked about the work he did as USAID Mission Director in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. In his book he argued that the Coalition Provisional Authority was dysfunctional and was staffed by people who had little experience in nation-building. Mr. Stephenson concluded his book by offering his assessment of Iraq's future. He was interviewed at the 30th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library.