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 profession, the authors strains the meteoric transformation of an ardent nationalist and imprecise Ba'th celebration member into an absolute dictator.
Placing Hussein within the higher context of the traditional and sleek Arab international and Iraqi heritage and traditions, Karsh and Rautsi study the character of the political process within which he thrived, a process equipped on blood and worry, betrayal and deceit. Skillfully interweaving a practical research of Gulf politics and heritage, this authoritative biography is vital for knowing the brain of a contemporary tyrant.
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