The Whole Sweep of Iraqi History, from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British Mandate to the American Occupation
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The Dramatic History of Iraq in One Concise Volume
The destinies of Iraq and America will be tightly
intertwined into the foreseeable future due to the U.S.
incursion into this complex, perplexing desert nation -- the
latest in a long history of violent outside interventions. A
country sitting atop the world's largest supply of crude
oil, Iraq will continue to play an essential role in global
economics and in Middle Eastern politics for many decades to
come. Therefore, it is more important than ever for
Westerners to have a clear understanding of the volatile,
enigmatic "Land of Two Rivers" -- its turbulent past and its
looming possibilities. In this acutely penetrating and
endlessly fascinating study, acknowledged Middle East
authority William R. Polk presents a comprehensive history
of the tumultuous events that shaped modern Iraq, while
offering well-reasoned judgments on what we can expect there
in the years to come.
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