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Iraq - The hows & whys of Gulf War 2, plus the country's history & society

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 43 books in this booklist

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  • Cover image of book The Beekeeper of Sinjar by Dunya Mikhail
    The Beekeeper of Sinjar - by Dunya Mikhail

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788161299 | ISBN 10: 1788161297

    In The Beekeeper of Sinjar, the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of women from across Iraq who have managed to escape the clutches of ISIS. Since 2014, ISIS has been persecuting the Yazidi people, killing or ens ... more

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  • Cover image of book The New Rulers of the World by John Pilger
    The New Rulers of the World - by John Pilger

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784782115 | ISBN 10: 1784782114

    Pilger tackles the injustices and double standards inherent in the politics of globalization and exposes the terrible truth behind the power and wealth of states and corporations.   John Pilger is one of the world’s renowned investigative jour ... more

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  • Cover image of book Traces of Survival: Drawings of Refugees in Iraq - Selected by Ai Weiwei by Tamara Chalabi and Philippe Van Cauteren (Editors)
    Traces of Survival: Drawings of Refugees in Iraq - Selected by Ai Weiwei - by Tamara Chalabi and Philippe Van Cauteren (Editors)

    £17.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780300218206 | ISBN 10: 0300218206

    This compelling book is the result of a project intended to visually communicate the hardships endured by Iraqi communities. Utilizing art materials donated to camps by the Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq, these 350 drawings were cre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Social Science Goes to War: The Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan by Montgomery McFate and Janice H. Laurence (Editors)
    Social Science Goes to War: The Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan - by Montgomery McFate and Janice H. Laurence (Editors)

    £22.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849044219 | ISBN 10: 184904421x

    The Human Terrain System (HTS) was catapulted into existence in 2006 by the US military’s urgent need for knowledge of the human dimension of the battlespace in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its centrepiece was embedded groups of mixed military and civilian ... more

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  • Cover image of book Enemy on the Euphrates: The Battle for Iraq, 1914-1921 by Ian Rutledge
    Enemy on the Euphrates: The Battle for Iraq, 1914-1921 - by Ian Rutledge

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780863561702 | ISBN 10: 0863561705

    In 1920 an Arab revolt came perilously close to inflicting a shattering defeat upon the British Empire’s forces occupying Iraq after the Great War. A huge peasant army besieged British garrisons and bombarded them with captured artillery. British col ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Yezidis: The History of a Community, Culture and Religion by Birgul Acikyildiz
    The Yezidis: The History of a Community, Culture and Religion - by Birgul Acikyildiz

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781784532161 | ISBN 10: 1784532169

    Yezidism is a fascinating part of the rich cultural mosaic of the Middle East. The Yezidi faith emerged for the first time in the twelfth century in the Kurdish mountains of northern Iraq. The religion, which has become notorious for its associations ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers
    Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting - by Kevin Powers

    £12.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444780819 | ISBN 10: 1444780816

    The acclaimed author of The Yellow Birds returns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection.  In this remarkable debut poetry collection, National Book Award finalist and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers creates a startling, affecting portrai ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Very British Killing: The Death of Baha Mousa by A. T. Williams
    A Very British Killing: The Death of Baha Mousa - by A. T. Williams

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099575115 | ISBN 10: 0099575116

    Winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2013   This is the true story of a murder that sums up the stink of invading Iraq and why the Iraq story is far from over. On 14 September 2003 Baha Mousa, a hotel receptionist, was arrested in Basr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Making the World Safe for Capitalism by Christopher Doran
    Making the World Safe for Capitalism - by Christopher Doran

    £22.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780745332222 | ISBN 10: 0745332226

    The Iraq war defined the first decade of the twenty-first century – leading to mass protests and raising profound questions about domestic politics and the use of military force. Yet most explanations of the war have a narrow focus either on politica ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Only House Left Standing: The Journals of Tom Hurndall by Tom Hurndall, with text by Robert Fisk
    The Only House Left Standing: The Journals of Tom Hurndall - by Tom Hurndall, with text by Robert Fisk

    £24.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781904563518 | ISBN 10: 1904563511

    The unfolding events in the run up to the Iraq war had given Tom Hurndall, a 21-year-old British photojournalist, an increased curiosity and desire to journey to the Middle East.   In February 2003, initially as an observer alongside the Huma ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Toxic Genre: The Iraq War Films by Martin Barker
    A Toxic Genre: The Iraq War Films - by Martin Barker

    £26.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780745331294 | ISBN 10: 0745331297

    Over the last five years, a cycle of films has emerged addressing the ongoing Iraq conflict. Some became well-known and one of them, The Hurt Locker, won a string of Oscars. But many others disappeared into obscurity. What is it about these films tha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Route Irish by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach
    Route Irish - by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781901927474 | ISBN 10: 1901927474

    Fergus met Frankie on his first day at school and they’ve been in each others’ shadow ever since. As teenagers they skipped school and drank cider on the ferry over the River Mersey, dreaming about travelling the world.  In September 2004 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hopes and Prospects by Noam Chomsky
    Hopes and Prospects - by Noam Chomsky

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141045306 | ISBN 10: 0141045302

    In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the threats and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (even under Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afgha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreaming of Baghdad by Haifa Zangana
    Dreaming of Baghdad - by Haifa Zangana

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781558616059 | ISBN 10: 1558616055

    In 1970s Iraq, the Ba'ath Party was at the height of its influence in the Middle East and popularity throughout the West. But a group of activists recognized the disastrous potential of the regime as its charismatic leader, Saddam Hussein, became mor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship by Bee Rowlatt and May Witwit
    Talking About Jane Austen in Baghdad: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship - by Bee Rowlatt and May Witwit

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141038537 | ISBN 10: 0141038535

    Would you brave gun-toting militias for a cut and blow dry?  May's a tough-talking, hard-smoking, lecturer in English. She's also an Iraqi from a Sunni-Shi'ite background living in Baghdad, dodging bullets before breakfast, bargaining for h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iraqigirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq by Iraqigirl
    Iraqigirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq - by Iraqigirl

    £11.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781931859738 | ISBN 10: 1931859736

    "I forgot what peace looks like. What the street looks like. What the sky in the night look like. What my relatives look like. Sometimes I just think that if you could see what my eyes see, if you could hear what my ears hear, you would be able to un ... more

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  • Cover image of book Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia by Camilo Mejia
    Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia - by Camilo Mejia

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781931859530 | ISBN 10: 1931859531

    Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejía became the new face of the antiwar movement in early 2004 when he applied for a discharge from the Army as a conscientious objector. After serving in the Army for nearly nine years, he was the first known Iraq veteran to r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East by Jonathan Cook
    Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East - by Jonathan Cook

    £22.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780745327549 | ISBN 10: 0745327540

    In the last few years, Israel and the USA have consciously attempted to destabilize the entire ME region through invasion and war, with the purpose to both ethnically cleanse the Palestinians from historic Palestine and for Israel to dominate the reg ... more

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  • Cover image of book City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman
    City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance - by Haifa Zangana

    £12.00   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781583227794 | ISBN 10: 1583227792

    Haifa Zangana, a former political prisoner of the Ba’ath regime, is the first to put the current plight of Iraqi women in context. She traces a long line of daring and vocal activists, resisting foreign aggression and despotism for the past hundred y ... more

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  • Cover image of book Basrayatha: The Story of a City by Muhammad Khudayyir
    Basrayatha: The Story of a City - by Muhammad Khudayyir

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844672332 | ISBN 10: 1844672336

    Basrayatha is a literary tribute by author Muhammad Khudayyir to the city of his birth, Basra, on the Shatt al-Arab waterway in southern Iraq.  Just as a city’s inhabitants differ from outsiders through their knowledge of its streets and stories, so ... more

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  • Cover image of book Interventions by Noam Chomsky
    Interventions - by Noam Chomsky

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141031804 | ISBN 10: 0141031808

    Interventions is Noam Chomsky at his best. At a time when the United States exacts a greater and greater power over the rest of the world, America's leading voice of dissent needs to be heard more than ever.  In over thirty timely, accessible and urg ... more

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  • Cover image of book Defeat: Why They Lost Iraq by Jonathan Steele
    Defeat: Why They Lost Iraq - by Jonathan Steele

    £22.50   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781845116293 | ISBN 10: 1845116291

    As the dreadful reality of the Coalition's defeat in Iraq begins to sink in, one question dominates Washington and London: why? In this controversial new book, award-winning journalist Jonathan Steele provides a stark and arresting answer: Bush and B ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Reporter in Occupied Iraq by Dahr Jamail
    Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Reporter in Occupied Iraq - by Dahr Jamail

    £17.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781931859479 | ISBN 10: 1931859477

    "From the earliest days of the war, Dahr Jamail has been a human conduit for the voices of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. In the face of tremendous personal risk, his commitment to the crucial, principled task of bearing witness has never waver ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Strange Death of David Kelly by Norman Baker
    The Strange Death of David Kelly - by Norman Baker

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781842752173 | ISBN 10: 1842752170

    The high-profile death of David Kelly is regarded by many as suspicious, and the events surrounding it as 'unfinished business'. Norman Baker has carried out extensive research, and shows how the verdict of suicide is not credible. The traditional in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nabeel
    Nabeel's Song - by Jo Tatchell

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780340897041 | ISBN 10: 034089704x

    Nabeel's Song is an epic true story of one family's experience of life before, during and after the regime of Saddam Hussein.  Nabeel Yasin had an ordinary childhood, in a middle-class neighbourhood in 1950s Baghdad. He showed an early gift for poetr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W.Bush by Barry M. Lando
    Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W.Bush - by Barry M. Lando

    £12.95   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781590512388 | ISBN 10: 1590512383

    An investigative history of Western complicity in Saddam Hussein’s crimes reveals the story his trial never will.  In February 1991, the Shia of southern Iraq rose against Saddam Hussein. Barry M. Lando, a former investigative producer for 60 Minu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Naming the Dead by Maya Anne Evans
    Naming the Dead - by Maya Anne Evans

    £8.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904527107 | ISBN 10: 1904527108

    On 25 October 2005, Maya Anne Evans stood near the Cenotaph, facing Downing Street, reading aloud the names of British soldiers who had died in the war in Iraq. She was arrested under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (2005). On 7 December 2 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not One More Death by Eno, Pinter, Le Carre, Dawkins, Faber and Zangana
    Not One More Death - by Eno, Pinter, Le Carre, Dawkins, Faber and Zangana

    £5.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781844671168 | ISBN 10: 184467116x

    At a time when the US and UK are contemplating further imperial adventures in Iran, Not One More Death lays bare the act of state terrorism that is the invasion and occuption of Iraq, and reveals the tapestry of lies that underpins it. Prominent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk
    Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East - by Robert Fisk

    £18.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781841150086 | ISBN 10: 1841150088

    Rarely have first-hand reporting and history been so powerfully combined than in Robert Fisk's epic story of tragedy and betrayal in the Middle East. As his narrative of bloodshed and cruelty unfolds in Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Iran, Palestine, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Baghdad Burning: Volume 2 by Riverbend
    Baghdad Burning: Volume 2 - by Riverbend

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780714531335 | ISBN 10: 0714531332

    'Suddenly, the house was filled with strange men, yelling out orders and stomping into rooms. It was chaotic. We could see flashing lights in the garden and lights coming from the hallways. I could hear Ammoo S. talking loudly outside telling them hi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Shoot the Clowns: Taking a circus to the children of Iraq - by Jo Wilding

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904456483 | ISBN 10: 1904456480

    'Don't shoot the clowns!' As a circus performer in a war zone these are the fist words you need to know in English and Arabic, especially if you are trying to help wounded civilians in a city under siege. Don't Shoot the Clowns is Jo Wilding's accoun ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iraqi Jews: A History of Mass Exodus by Abbas Shiblak
    Iraqi Jews: A History of Mass Exodus - by Abbas Shiblak

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780863565045 | ISBN 10: 0863565042

    The Jews of Iraq constituted one of the oldest and most deeply rooted Jewish communities in the world. But in the early 1950s most of them left for Israel, under circumstances that remain the subject of heated controversy. Shiblak examines the critic ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Honourable Deception? New Labour, Iraq and the Misuse of Power by Clare Short
    An Honourable Deception? New Labour, Iraq and the Misuse of Power - by Clare Short

    £7.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780743263931 | ISBN 10: 0743263936

    Winner of the Channel 4 Political Book of the Year award, An Honourable Deception? is Clare Short's riveting personal account of the events leading to Tony Blair's decision to ally himself with George W. Bush over Iraq, and her subsequent decision to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bush in Babylon: The Recolonisation of Iraq by Tariq Ali
    Bush in Babylon: The Recolonisation of Iraq - by Tariq Ali

    £7.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781844675128 | ISBN 10: 1844675122

    This invasion and occupation of Iraq by the United States and Britain - with retrospective sanction of this recolonisation by the United Nations - marks a turning point in world history and a renewal of the two-hundred-year-old war waged by the North ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Point of Departure: Diaries from the Front Bench by Robin Cook
    The Point of Departure: Diaries from the Front Bench - by Robin Cook

    £13.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780743483773 | ISBN 10: 0743483774

    On 17 March 2003, Robin Cook, Leader of the House of Commons and former Foreign Secretary, resigned from the Cabinet in protest at the coming war in Iraq. For the two years before that dramatic event Robin Cook had kept a diary, a personal record of ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Case to Answer: A First Report on the Potential Impeachment of the Prime Minister... by Glen Rangwala & Dan Plesch
    A Case to Answer: A First Report on the Potential Impeachment of the Prime Minister... - by Glen Rangwala & Dan Plesch

    £5.00   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780851247045 | ISBN 10: 0851247040

    A report on the evidence against the Prime Minister for his potential impeachment for 'High Crimes & Misdemeanours' in relation to the invasion of Iraq. It sets out compelling evidence of deliberate repeated distortion, seriously misleading statemen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq & Beyond by Rahul Mahajan
    Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Power in Iraq & Beyond - by Rahul Mahajan

    £6.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781583225783 | ISBN 10: 1583225781

    A brilliant and compelling big picture assessment of the U.S. war on Iraq and what it means for understanding the U.S. role in the world in the early 21st century. This is a book filled with crystal clear thinking, reasoned arguments, unpretentious l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Behind The Invasion of Iraq by Research Unit for Political Economy
    Behind The Invasion of Iraq - by Research Unit for Political Economy

    £12.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781583670934 | ISBN 10: 1583670939

    This book outlines the history of Iraq's role within the region and in the larger schemes of western imperialism, and strips away the illusions of imperialist power. It shows the U.S.-led war as a desperate bid to stave off economic crisis through m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Baghdad Diaries: 1991-2002 by Nuha al-Radi
    Baghdad Diaries: 1991-2002 - by Nuha al-Radi

    £9.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780863563669 | ISBN 10: 086356366x

    Iraqi artist Nuha al-Radi began her diaries during the 1991 Gulf War; they continued during the bleak years under sanctions, depicting the difficulties of day-to-day survival but also the funny and macabre goings-on about town. She records the transf ... more

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  • Cover image of book Against War with Iraq: An Anti-War Primer by Michael Ratner et al
    Against War with Iraq: An Anti-War Primer - by Michael Ratner et al

    £4.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781583225912 | ISBN 10: 1583225919

    Seven Stories Press have brought out another of their handy & affordable Open Media Pamphlet series. This is an excellent resource that thoroughly examines the issues around the current crisis - it details the Bush administration's alleged justificat ... more

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  • Cover image of book War Plan Iraq: Ten Reasons Against War on Iraq by Milan Rai
    War Plan Iraq: Ten Reasons Against War on Iraq - by Milan Rai

    £10.00   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781859845011 | ISBN 10: 1859845010

    Rigorously dissects official propaganda to argue powerfully against an illegal war with Iraq. Based on the popular 'ARROW anti-war briefings', the book argues that there is no evidence that Iraq has chemical weapons, or that it is involved in terrori ... more

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  • Cover image of book Targeting Iraq: Sanctions & Bombing in U.S. Policy by Geoff Simons
    Targeting Iraq: Sanctions & Bombing in U.S. Policy - by Geoff Simons

    £14.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780863565274 | ISBN 10: 0863565271

    Geoff Simons describes the U.S. conflict with Iraq in the broad context of regional politics and American objectives. He profiles the long American war on Iraq with a unique focus on the sanctions regime, the bombing campaign, U.S. manipulation of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iraq Since 1958: From Revolution to Dictatorship by Farouk-Sluglett & Peter Sluglett
    Iraq Since 1958: From Revolution to Dictatorship - by Farouk-Sluglett & Peter Sluglett

    £16.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781860646225 | ISBN 10: 1860646220

    This highly-praised work is the first to explore the emergence of modern Iraq from its foundation in 1920 into the 21st century. Its emphasis is on the period since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1958, with particular concentration on Saddam's rise ... more

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