Saddam Hussein

A Political Biography
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007
Product Number: EB00641461
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802199546
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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“Probably the best biography of Saddam Hussein…[it] presents a coherent view of a man who has generated a good deal of mythology” (Roger Hardy, BBC World Service). Authors Efraim Karsh and Inari Rautsi, experts on Middle East history and politics, have combined their expertise to write what is largely considered the definitive work on Iraq's fifth president. Drawing on a wealth of Iraqi, Arab, Western, and Israeli sources, including interviews with people who have had close contact with Saddam Hussein throughout his career, the authors trace the meteoric transformation of an ardent nationalist and obscure Ba'ath party member into a dictator and geopolitical player.From Saddam's key role in the violent coup that brought the Ba'ath party to power, to the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, and beyond, Karsh and Rautsi present a detailed biography that skillfully interweaves analysis of Gulf politics and history. Now with a new introduction and epilogue, this authoritative biography is essential for understanding the life and influence of this modern tyrant.

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