Occupying Iraq: A History of the Coalition Provisional Authority
by James Dobbin
Publisher: RAND Corporation 2009
Number of pages: 412
The American engagement in Iraq has been looked at from many perspectives — the flawed intelligence that provided the war's rationale, the failed effort to secure an international mandate, the rapid success of the invasion, and the long ensuing counterinsurgency campaign. This book focuses on the activities of the Coalition Provisional Authority and its administrator. It is based on interviews with many of those responsible for setting and implementing occupation policy.
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by George Stephen Goodspeed - Scribner
As an introduction to the ancient history of Iraq, this book has stood the test of time. The reader is given a detailed history of the Old Babylonian, Assyrian, and Neo-Babylonian Empires. The book is consistently cited as a helpful introduction...
by John Lewis Burckhardt - eBooks@Adelaide
Burkhardt is amongst the few westerners to have gained access to the holy cities of Mekka and Medina. He describes in great detail his travels, the trials and tribulations he faces, and the politics and livelihoods of the various tribes.
by Mohammed Kakar - University of California Press
Every ninth Afghan had died, every seventh has been disabled, every third had fled abroad: this book reveals the true horror of this unfortunate conflict. The author is an Afghan historian who has studied Afghan society, culture, and politics.
by Samuel Zwemer - F. H. Revell company
The ethnological, geographical, archeological, and political information of this text brings to our hands a valuable and readable summary of facts, and quicken an interest in one of the great religious and international problems of our times.