By Efraim Karsh
Drawing on a wealth of Iraqi, Arab, Western and Israeli resources, together with interviews with those who have had shut touch with Saddam Hussein all through his occupation, the authors strains the meteoric transformation of an ardent nationalist and vague Ba'th social gathering member into an absolute dictator.
Placing Hussein within the better context of the traditional and glossy Arab international and Iraqi historical past and traditions, Karsh and Rautsi research the character of the political procedure within which he thrived, a procedure outfitted on blood and worry, betrayal and deceit. Skillfully interweaving a pragmatic research of Gulf politics and background, this authoritative biography is vital for realizing the brain of a contemporary tyrant.
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