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Saddam Hussein

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- Accounts of the leaders whose ideas and actions have changed the course of history- Examines each person's life in the context of the politics of the time
Paperback, 135 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Chelsea House Publications
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Jun 22, 2016 Josepha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
More of a cursory introduction to recent Iraqi history than a work on Saddam Hussein as leader of Iraq (his policies, governing style etc.) Would've been nice to read some of the outlandish things he said in his day to illustrate the level of madness. Information on treatment of Kurds, Shias, Jews and marsh arabs very limited.
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Nov 10, 2008 Pat Schakelvoort rated it it was ok
Shelves: middle-east
Nothing special it had some trivial facts that I didn`t now of yet.

But for the rest it overemphasizes that during the Iraq-Iran war. Iraq was equiped with Soviet arms, and completley ignoring the fact that Saddam was backed by proxy by America.
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Charles J. Shields is the author of And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life, Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, the highly acclaimed, bestselling biography of Harper Lee, and I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers).

He grew up in the Midwest and taught in a rural school in central Illinois for several years. He has been a reporter for public radio, a journali
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