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Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein

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At the end of the Gulf War, the White House was confident that Saddam Hussein's days as Iraq's dictator were numbered. His army had been routed, his country had been bombed back into a pre-industrial age, his subjects were in bloody revolt, and his borders were sealed. World leaders waited confidently for the downfall of the pariah of Baghdad. Almost a decade later, they are still waiting.

This is the first in-depth account of what went wrong. Drawing on the authors' firsthand experiences on the ground inside Iraq (often under fire) and their interviews with key players--ranging from members of Saddam's own family to senior officials of the CIA--Out of the Ashes tells what happened when the smoke cleared from the battlefields of the Gulf War. This tale of high drama, labyrinthine intrigue, and fatal blunders has been played out amid one of the greatest man-made tragedies of our times-one where, so long as Saddam Hussein remains in power, the Iraqi people will pay the price. Out of the Ashes makes chillingly clear just how terrible that price has been.

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An exploration of the state of post-Gulf War Iraq comments on UN inspections, Saddam's family, the resistance movement, and the state of the Iraqi people.

About the Author

Andrew Cockburn is the author of several books on defense and international affairs. He has also written about the Middle East for The New Yorker and coproduced the 1991 PBS documentary on Iraq title "The War We Left Behind." He lives in Washington, D.C.

Patrick Cockburn has been a senior Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times and the London Independent since 1979. Among the most experienced commentators on Iraq, he was one of the few journalist to remain in Baghdad during the Gulf War. He is currently based in Jerusalem for the Independent.Andrew Cockburn is the author of several books on defense and international affairs. He has also written about the Middle East for The New Yorker and coproduced the 1991 PBS documentary on Iraq title "The War We Left Behind." He lives in Washington, D.C.

Patrick Cockburn has been a senior Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times and the London Independent since 1979. Among the most experienced commentators on Iraq, he was one of the few journalist to remain in Baghdad during the Gulf War. He is currently based in Jerusalem for the Independent.

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ISBN:
9780060929831
Author:
Cockburn, Andrew
Author:
Cockburn, Patrick
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K C
Author:
Cockburn, Patri
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
War
Subject:
Despotism
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Military - Intelligence/Espionage
Subject:
Espionage
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Hussein, saddam, 1937-
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Intelligence service
Subject:
Iraq
Subject:
Undercover operations
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
International
Subject:
Political
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
#56
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.08x5.36x.86 in. .56 lbs.

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