Iraq, 2nd edition

From Sumer to Saddam
Author(s): 
Simons, Geoff
ISBN: 
0333651693
Date published: 
July 1996
Paperback
Price: 
£17.99
Pages: 
464

'Geoff Simons tells the Iraq story with scholarship, clarity and great moral force.' - Tony Benn, MP This book presents a broad history of Iraq, from the earliest times to the present, with particular attention to the emergence of modern Iraq in the twentieth century, the power struggles that led to the rise of Saddam Hussein, and recent events such as the Iran-Iraq war, the 1990-91 Gulf crisis, and the continuing depiction of Iraq as a 'pariah' nation. Detailed information is included, much of it unsympathetic to western propaganda, to encourage a deeper understanding and a deeper ethical perception of the 'Iraq Question'.