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Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone (Vintage)
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone (Vintage)
by Raji Chandrasekaran
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Not to be lost amid the many books on Iraq, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, former Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post, gives us a fascinating look at what life inside the Green Zone was like in the first year of post-Saddam Iraq. Here Chandrasekaranââ... (read more)

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The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance
The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance
by Jo Tatchell
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“Jo Tatchells moving narrative, from Nabeels mouth, tells of endurance, literary resistance and the courage of a loving, close-knit family oppressed by tyranny and war. Behind the deadly statistics and political rhetoric, voices such as his inspire... (read more)

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Faisal I of Iraq
Faisal I of Iraq
by Ali A Allawi
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Born in 1883, King Faisal I of Iraq was a seminal figure not only in the founding of the state of Iraq but also in the making of the modern Middle East. In all the tumult leading to the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of new Arab... (read more)

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Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity-My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos
Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity-My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos
by Manal Omar
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Walk barefoot and the thorns will hurt you... -Iraqi-Turkmen proverb A riveting story of hope and despair, of elation and longing, Barefoot in Baghdad takes you to the front lines of a different kind of battle, where the unsung freedom fighters are... (read more)

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A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal
A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal
by Asne Seierstad
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From the best-selling author of The Bookseller of Kabul, an intimate look at the daily lives of women, children, and other noncombatants under siege in Baghdad.... (read more)

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A Fist in the Hornet's Nest: On the Ground in Baghdad Before, During & After the War
A Fist in the Hornet's Nest: On the Ground in Baghdad Before, During & After the War
by Richard Engel
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Richard Engel graduated from Stanford University in 1996 and moved to Cairo, where he reported on Middle Eastern affairs for the BBC and Voice of America. He is a correspondent for NBC News and works out of the Baghdad bureau. He also reports on events... (read more)

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Memories of State: Politics, History, and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq
Memories of State: Politics, History, and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq
by Eric Davis
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Eric Davis is Professor of Political Science and former Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University. He is author of Statecraft in the Middle East: Oil, Historical Memory, and Popular Culture (1991) and Challenging Colonialism:... (read more)

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Speaking of Empire: Conversations with Tariq Ali
Speaking of Empire: Conversations with Tariq Ali
by Tariq Ali
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Tariq Ali is an editor of New Left Review, a novelist, a playwright, a filmmaker, and the author of more than a dozen books on world history and politics. He lives in London. David Barsamian is the founder and director of the Alternative Radio program... (read more)

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The Shi'is of Iraq
The Shi'is of Iraq
by Yitzhak Nakash
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"This is a superb study of Iraq's Shia majority. Based on remarkable scholarship, the book brings to life a whole political community that has often been seen as a mere appendage of the larger Shia population in Iran. . . . This study is a potent... (read more)

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Muqtada: Muqtada Al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq
Muqtada: Muqtada Al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq
by Patrick Cockburn
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Patrick Cockburn is Iraq correspondent for the Independent in London. He has received the Martha Gellhorn prize for war reporting, the James Cameron Award, and the Orwell Prize for Journalism. He is the author of Muqtada, about war and rebellion in Iraq;... (read more)

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Inside the Resistance: The Iraqi Insurgency and the Future of the Middle East
Inside the Resistance: The Iraqi Insurgency and the Future of the Middle East
by Zaki Chehab
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In the "Sunni Triangle" city of Ramadi, Middle Eastern journalist Chehab made contacts with the Sunni resistance to the American occupation of Iraq shortly after the capture of Saddam Hussein. In this work of reportage, he incorporates his knowledge... (read more)

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The Secret History of the Iraq War
The Secret History of the Iraq War
by Yossef Bodansky
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Yossef Bodansky, author of The Secret History of the Iraq War and the number one New York Times bestseller Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America, was the director of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare for... (read more)

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Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein
Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein
by Jean Sasson
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A member of one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq, Mayada grew up surrounded by wealth and royalty. But when Saddam Hussein’s regime took power, she was thrown into cell 52 in the infamous Baladiyat prison with seventeen other... (read more)

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The Nightingale of Mosul: A Nurse's Journey of Service, Struggle, and War
The Nightingale of Mosul: A Nurse's Journey of Service, Struggle, and War
by Susan Luz
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The true story of a female soldier in Iraq who was awarded the Bronze Star—not for fighting, but for fighting to care. She is todays Florence Nightingale. At age 56, Susan Luz was deployed to Iraq. By the time she returned home, she had helped... (read more)

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Public Opinion and International Intervention: Lessons from the Iraq War
Public Opinion and International Intervention: Lessons from the Iraq War
by Richard Sobel
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Rarely has a foreign policy event spawned such interest in international public opinion as has the Iraq War. What does this war indicate about the extent to which public opinion influences foreign policy leaders? Have leaders decisions about... (read more)

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When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World : Rise and Fall of Islam's Greatest Dynasty (04 Edition)
When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World : Rise and Fall of Islam's Greatest Dynasty (04 Edition)
by Hugh Kennedy
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Introduces us to the rich history and flourishing culture of the "golden age of Islam" in the eighth and ninth centuries.... (read more)

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Iraq since 1958 : from revolution to dictatorship.
Iraq since 1958 : from revolution to dictatorship.
by Mar Farouk Sluglett
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Iraq Since 1958 is the definitive political history of modern Iraq from the fall of the Hashemite monarchy until today. As the world prepares for war, it provides a critical analysis of those issues that have dominated Iraqi affairs over the last half... (read more)

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From Baghdad to Bedlam: An Immigrant's Tale
From Baghdad to Bedlam: An Immigrant's Tale
by Maged Kadar
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A heartbreaking, funny memoir of an Iraqi exile in the United Kingdom.... (read more)

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The Iraqi Predicament: People in the Quagmire of Power Politics
The Iraqi Predicament: People in the Quagmire of Power Politics
by Tareq Y Ismael
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Shows how transnational corporations use lobby groups to shape EU policy. New updated... (read more)

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The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq
The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq
by Rory Stewart
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"Important and instructive . . . [Stewart] lays bare the complexity of Americas and Britains mission in Iraq."—The Washington Post Book World In August 2003, at the age of thirty, Rory Stewart took a taxi from Jordan to Baghdad. A Farsi-speaking... (read more)

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