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Baghdad

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Definition capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River
  • Between assignments in hot, troubled places like Gaza and Baghdad, I tried to find respite in the English countryside.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • It was like he was dodging death once more in Kabul or Baghdad.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Bashir paused to watch a live CNN feed from Baghdad.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • If we have a B2 in the air circling Baghdad, we can drop a bomb in an hour, but we don't have B2s in the air or even out of the hangar.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Christian peace activist JAMES LONEY was captured by Iraqi militants in Baghdad in November 2005.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • For example, Abu Aharon, an early Kabbalist who emigrated from Baghdad to Italy, was said to perform miracles through the power of the Sacred Names.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Milo was not only the Vice-Shah of Oran, as it turned out, but also the Caliph of Baghdad, the Imam of Damascus, and the Sheik of Araby.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Nighttime Baghdad, in the throes of Shock and Awe, keeps lighting up in flashes of green.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • No place ever came off well when a disease was named after it: Delhi belly, Baghdad blues, Turkey trots.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I watch the bombings in Baghdad and I know they could be happening in Atlanta or in Washington.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • There had been a number of internal hijackings recently, offering the slim but real possibility that our flight would make an unscheduled stop in Baghdad.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • From there Thibault's squad was ordered north to Baghdad to help to secure the capital city.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • That's more than four hundred miles to the south of Baghdad, and that's hot.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • A caravan of five huge oil tankers thundered past them, headed back toward Baghdad from Amman, Jordan.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • Mary Debenham had had little sleep since she left Baghdad on the preceding Thursday.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Now we were tasked to assist the Marines as they marched north toward Baghdad.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Remember Baghdad Bob?
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • It was one of his curiosities to figure out historical happenings like the building of the Berlin-Baghdad Railway or the Battle of Tannenberg, and he furthermore knew a lot about the lives of Martyrs.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Zainab grew up in Baghdad in the period shaped by the long Iran-Iraq war, always fearful of attacks, raised by a father who was a pilot and a mother who was an unusually emancipated woman trained in biology.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I'd been stationed in Germany; I had yet to go to Fallujah or Baghdad or receive her letter, which I read in the railroad station in Samawah in the initial weeks of the campaign; I had yet to return home from the events that changed the course of my life.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John

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