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Some key books on Iraq

This list will get you started with issues and viewpoints about Iraq. Be aware that some of these books are topical, and that they do not necessarily provide a balanced or "in-depth" view of Iraq or the Iraq crisis. 

Braude, Joseph, The New Iraq: Rebuilding the Country for Its People, the Middle East and the World, NYC, Basic Books, 2003. ISBN: 0465007880 Buy-Review This currently popular book offers a vision for rebuilding Iraq.

Butler, Richard and James C. Roy, The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Crisis of Global Security, NYC, Public Affairs, 2001. ISBN: 1586480391 Buy-Review Former UN inspector Butler explains the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction that Iraq is supposedly developing.

Cordesman, Anthony, After the Storm, Denver, Westview Press, 1993. Documents the after-effects of Gulf Storm.

Darwish, Adel and Gregory Alexander, Unholy Babylon: The Secret History of Saddam's War, London, Diane, 1991.This fascinating book documents how the Saddam Hussein monster was created, and how the West, including the US encouraged his aggression until it was too late. It has been reprinted several times and remains the classic book about the war.

Hamza, Khidir, Saddam's Bombmaker: The Daring Escape of the Man Who Built Iraq's Secret Weapon, NYC, Touchstone Books, 2001. ISBN: 0743211359 Buy-Review Khidir Hamza claims he was in charge of the Iraqi nuclear program, and details Saddam's plans to acquire nuclear weapons. His credentials have been challenged by some, but he makes a very convincing case. 

Kristol, William and Lawrence F. Kaplan, The War over Iraq: Saddam's Tyranny and America's Mission, NYC, Encounter Books, 2003. ISBN: 1893554694 The neoconservative case for US intervention in Iraq.

Pitt, William Rivers and Scott Ritter, War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know, NYC, Context Books, 2003. ISBN: 1893956385
Former UN inspector Scott Ritter claims in this book that Iraq has no weapons of mass destruction. If you want the opposite opinion, read his other book instead.

Ritter, Scott, Endgame: Solving the Iraq Crisis, NYC, Simon and Schuster, 2002. ISBN: 0743247728. Buy-Reviews Former UN inspector Scott Ritter claims in this book that Iraq has developed weapons of mass destruction, and that decisive action is required before it is too late.

Solomon, Norman et. al. Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You, NYC, Context Books, 2003. ISBN: 1893956393 Buy-Reviews A recent and popular book that makes the case against intervention in Iraq.

Tripp, Charles, History of Iraq, London, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002. This recent history of Iraq is quite popular.

Main Bibliography of Iraq

Abdulghani, Jasim M., Iraq and Iran: The Years of Crisis, Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984, ISBN: 0-801825199, Buy/Reviews.

Abu Jaber, Kemal, The Arab Baath Socialist Party, Syracuse, Syracuse University Press, 1966.

Aburish, Said K., Saddam Hussein: The Politics of Revenge, London, Bloomsbury Pr, 2001.

Adams, Doris Goodrich, Iraq's People and Resources (University of California Publications in Economics), XVIII, Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, 1958.

Ahmad, Kamal Madhar, Kurdistan During the First World War, London, Saqi Books, 1994.

Al-Khalil, Samir, Republic of Fear: An Inside Story of Saddam's Iraq, NYC, Pantheon, 1989.

Ali, Othman, British policy and the Kurdish question in 'Iraq 1918-1932, Ottawa, National Library of Canada, 1995.

Alnasrawi, Abbas, Financing Economic Development in Iraq: The Role of Oil in a Middle Eastern Economy, Westport, CT, Praeger, 1967.

Anonymous, The Kurdish problem in Iraq, London, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 1992.

Anonymous, The Kurds: Search for Identity: An International Conference - April 17-18 2000, Washington, DC, American University, 2000, On line .

Arfa, Hassan, The Kurds: An Historical and Political Study, London, Oxford University Press, 1966.

Atiya, Aziz Suryal, History of Eastern Christianity, London, Methuen, 1968.

Atkinson, Rick, Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War, NYC, Houghton Mifflin Co, 1994.

Axelgard, Frederick W. (ed.), Iraq In Transition: A Political, Economic, and Strategic Perspective, Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1986.

Baali, Fuad, Relation of the People to the Land in Southern Iraq (University of Florida Monographs, Social Sciences, No. 31, Gainesville, University of Florida Press, 1966.

Barth, Fredrik, Principles of Social Organization in Southern Kurdistan (University Ethnographic Museum Bulletin, No. 7, Oslo, Brodrene Jordensen, 1953.

Batatu, Hanna, The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of Iraq: A Study of Iraq's Old Landed and Commercial Classes, and of Its Communists, Baathists, and Free Officers, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1978.

Berg, Nancy, Exile from Exile: Israeli Writers from Iraq, NYC, State University of New York, 1996.

Braude, Joseph, The New Iraq: Rebuilding the Country for Its People, the Middle East and the World, NYC, Basic Books, 2003, ISBN: 0-465-0078-80, Buy/Reviews.

Brauer, Erich, The Jews of Kurdistan, Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1993.

Bruinessen, Martin van, Kurds and Identity Politics, London, I.B. Tauris, 2001, ISBN: 1-86064-571-2, Buy/Reviews.

Bulloch, John and Harvey Morris, No Friends But the Mountains: The Tragic History of the Kurds, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1992.

Butler, Richard and James C. Roy, The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Crisis of Global Security, NYC, Public Affairs, 2001, ISBN: 1586480391, Buy/Reviews.

Clawson, Patrick (ed.), How to Build a New Iraq After Saddam, Washington, DC, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2002, ISBN: 0944029825, Buy/Reviews.

Cockburn, Andrew and , Patrick Cockburn, Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein, NYC, Harper, 2000.

Committee Against Repression and for Democratic Right (ed.), Saddam's Iraq: Revolution or Reaction, London, Zed Books, 1986.

Cordesman, Anthony, After the Storm, Denver, Westview Press, 1993.

Cordesman, Anthony H., The Iran-Iraq War: 1984-1986, Rosslyn, Virginia, Eaton Analytical Assessments Center, 1986.

Cordesman, Anthony H., Hashim, Ahmed, Iraq : Sanctions and Beyond (Csis Middle East Dynamic Net Assessment), Denver, Westview Press, 1997.

Cordesman, Anthony and Abraham Wagner, The Lessons of Modern War. Vol. I The Iran-Iraq War, Bouldeer, CO, Westview Press, 1990.

Cordesman, Anthony and Abraham Wagner, The Lessons of Modern War. Vol. II The Iran-Iraq War, Denver, Westview Press, 1990.

Dann, Uriel, Iraq Under Qassem 1958-63, Westport, CT, Praeger, 1969.

Darwish, Adel and Gregory Alexander, Unholy Babylon : The Secret History of Saddam's War, London, Diane, 1991.

Devlin, John, The Baath Party: A History from Its Origins to 1966, Stanford, Hoover Institution Press, 1976.

El-Azhary, M.S, The Iran-Iraq War: An Historical, Economic, and Political Analysis, NYC, St. Martin's Press, 1984.

Elliot, Matthew, Independent Iraq: The Monarchy and British Influence 1941-58, London, I.B. Tauris, 1996, ISBN: 1850437297, Buy/Reviews.

Entessar, Nader, Kurdish Ethnonationalism, Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1992.

Farouk-Sluglett, Marion and Sluglett, Peter, Iraq Since 1958, London, I.B. Tauris, 1990.

Feldman, Shai (ed.), After the War in Iraq: Defining the New Strategic Balance, Brighton, Sussex, 2003, ISBN: 1903900751, Buy/Reviews.

Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock, Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village, Anchor, 1969, ISBN: 0-385014856, Buy/Reviews.

Fernea, Robert Alan, Shaykh and Effendi; changing patterns of authority among the El Shabana of southern Iraq, Cambridge, Mass, Harvard University Press, 1970.

Fuad, Jamal, The Kurdish question: Missed opportunities and future challenges, Tallahassee, FL, Badlisy Center for Kurdish Studies, 1993.

Gabbay, Rony, Communism and Agrarian Reform in Iraq, London, Croom Helm, 1978.

Gallman, Waldemar, Iraq Under General Nuri, Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1964.

Ghareeb, Edmund, The Kurdish Question in Iraq, Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University Press, 1981.

Goodman,Martin, State and Society in Roman GalileeAD 132-212, Rowman and Allanheld, 1983.

Gordon, Michael and Bernard Trainor, The Generals' War, NYC, Little, Brown and Co, 1996.

Grummond, Stephen, The Iran-Iraq War: Islam Embattled, Westport, CT, Praeger, 1982.

Gunter, Michael M., The Kurds of Iraq: Tragedy and Hope, NYC, St. Martin's Press, 1993.

Haj, Samira, The Making of Iraq 1900-1963: Capital, Power, and Ideology, NYC, State Univ of New York Pr, 1997, ISBN: 0-791-43242-4, Buy/Reviews.

Hamza, Khidir, Saddam's Bombmaker: The Daring Escape of the Man Who Built Iraq's Secret Weapon, NYC, Touchstone Books, 2001, ISBN: 0-743211359, Buy/Reviews.

Hassanpour, Amir, Nationalism and Language in Kurdistan, San Francisco, Mellen Research University Press, 1992.

Hassig, Susan M., Iraq, Benchmark Books, 1995, ISBN: 1854355333, Buy/Reviews.

Hazelton, Fran (ed.), Iraq since the Gulf War: prospects for democracy, London, Zed Books, 1994, ISBN: 1-85649-232-X, Buy/Reviews.

Helms, Christine Moss, Iraq, Eastern Flank of the Arab World, DC, Brookings Institution, 1984.

Hiro, Dilip, The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict, NYC, Routledge, 1991, ISBN: 0-415-90407-2, Buy/Reviews.

Holt, P. M., Egypt and the Fertile Crescent, 1516-1922, A Political History, lthaca: Cornell University Press, 1966.

Hussein, Fuad Mohammad, The legal concept of self-determination and the Kurdish question, Amsterdam, Luna, 1985.

Ireland, Philip, Iraq: A Study in Political Development, NYC, Macmillan, 1938.

Izady Mehrdad R., The Kurds, Washington, DC, Taylor&Francis, 1992.

Jalal, Ferhang, The Role of Government in the Industrialization of Iraq 1950-65, London, Frank Cass, 1972.

Jawad, Saad, Iraq and the Kurdish Question 1958-1970, London, Ithaca Press, 1981.

Karsh, Efraim and Inari Rautsi, Saddam Hussein: A Political Biography, NYC, Grove, 2003, ISBN: 0-802-13978-7, Buy/Reviews.

Kasaba, Resat and Sibel Bozdogan (ed.), Rethinking Modernity and National Identity in Turkey, Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1997.

Kelidar, Abbas, The Integration of Modern Iraq, NYC, St. Martin's Press, 1979.

Kemp, Percy, Territoires d'Islam: Le monde vu de Mossoul au xvii siecle, Paris, Sindbad, 1982.

Khadduri, Majid, Independent Iraq 1932-1958, London, Oxford University Press, 1970.

Khadduri, Majid, Republican Iraq, London, Oxford University Press, 1969.

Khadduri, Majid, Socialist Iraq: A Study in Iraqi Politics since 1968, DC, Middle East Institute, 1978.

Khadduri, Majid, The Gulf War: The Origins and Implications of the Iraq-Iran Conflict, NYC, Oxford, 1988.

Khadduri, Majid and Edmund Ghareeb, War in the Gulf 1990-1991, NYC, Oxford University Press, 1997.

Kirisci, K. and Winrow, G.W, The Kurdish Question and Turkey: An Example of a Trans-State Ethnic Conflict, London, Frank Cass, 1997.

Kramer, Samuel Noah, Cradle of Civilization, NYC, Little Brown & Company, 1969, ISBN: 0-316326178, Buy/Reviews.

Kreyenbroek, Philip G. and Allison C., Kurdish Culture and Identity, London, Zed Books, 1996.

Kreyenbroek, Philip G. and Sperl Stefan (ed.), The Kurds: A Contemporary Overview, London/New York, Routledge, 1992.

Kristol, William and Lawrence F. Kaplan, The War over Iraq: Saddam's Tyranny and America's Mission, NYC, Encounter Books, 2003, ISBN: 1893554694, Buy/Reviews.

Laizer, Sheri, Martyrs, Traitors and Patriots, London, Zed Books, 1996.

Lamsa, George M. and William Chauncey Emhardt, The Oldest Christian People, NYC, AMS, 1970, ISBN: 0-404-02339-8, Buy/Reviews.

Langley, Kathleen M., The Industrialization of Iraq (Harvard Middle Eastern Monograph Series, V, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1967.

Layard, Henry Austin, Ninveh And Its Remains, Westport, CT, Praeger, 1970.

Longrigg, Stephen, Iraq 1900 to 1950, London, Oxford University Press, 1953.

Longrigg, Stephen Hemsley, Four Centuries of Modern Iraq, London, Oxford University Press, 1925.

Longrigg, Stephen Hemsley, and Frank Stoakes, Iraq, London, Ernest Benn, 1958.

Lytle, Elizabeth Edith, A bibliography of the Kurds, Kurdistan, and the Kurdish question, Monticello, Ill, Council of Planning Librarians, 1977.

Mackey, Sandra, The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein, NYC, W.W. Norton and Co, 2002, ISBN: 0-393-05141-2, Buy/Reviews.

Makiya, Kanan, Republic of Fear, The Politics of Modern Iraq, Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, 1998, ISBN: 052-021439-0, Buy/Reviews.

Malek, Yusuf, The British Betrayal of the Assyrians, Chicago, Assyrian National Federation and Assyrian National League of America, 1935.

Marr, Phebe, The Modern History of Iraq, Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1985.

McDowall, D., A Modern History of the Kurds, London and New York, I.B. Tauris, 1996.

McDowall, David, The Kurds, London, Minority Rights Report, 1991.

Miller, Judith and Laurie Mylroie, Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf, NYC, Times Books, 1990.

Mojab, Shahrzad, Women of a non-state nation: The Kurds, Costa Mesa, Calif, Mazda Publishers, 2001.

Morony, M.G., Iraq after the Muslim Conquest, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1984.

Nakidmon, Shlomo, First Strike: The Exclusive Story of How Israel Foiled Iraq's Attempt To Get The Bomb, NYC, Summit, 1990.

Niblock, Tim, Iraq: The Contemporary State, NYC, St. Martin's Press, 1982.

Nonneman, Gerd, Iraq, the Gulf States, and the War: A Changing Relationship 1980-1986 and Beyond, London, Ithaca Press, 1986.

O'Ballance, Edgar, The Kurdish Revolt, 1961-1970, Hamden, Connecticut, Archon Books, 1973, ISBN: 0-208-01395-4, Buy/Reviews.

Ocalan Abdullah, Declaration on the democratic solution of the Kurdish question, London, Mesopotamian Publishers, 1999.

Olson Robert, The Emergence of Kurdish Nationalism and the Sheik Said Rebellion, 1880-1925, Austin, The University of Texas Press, 1989.

Olson, Robert (ed.), The Kurdish Nationalist Movement in the 1990's: It's Impact on Turkey and the Middle East, Lexington, The University Press of Kentucky, 1996.

Owe, Roger and William Roger Lewis (ed.), A Revolutionary Year: The Middle East in 1958, London, I.B. Tauris, 2001, ISBN: 1-86064-402-3, Buy/Reviews.

Pelletiere, Stephen C., The Kurds: An Unstable Element in the Gulf, Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1984.

Penrose, Edith and E.F. Penrose, Iraq: International Relations and National Development, Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1978.

Piscatori, James (ed.), Islamic Fundamentalisms and the Gulf Crisis, Cambridge, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1991.

Pitt, William Rivers and Scott Ritter, War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know, NYC, Context Books, 2003, ISBN: 1893956385, Buy/Reviews.

Pollack, Kenneth M., The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq, NYC, NYC, Random House, 2002, ISBN: 0-375-50928-3, Buy/Reviews.

Randal, Jonathan C., After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness? : My Encounters With Kurdistan, Denver, Westview Pr, 1999.

Ritter, Scott, Endgame: Solving the Iraq Crisis, NYC, Simon and Schuster, 2002, ISBN: 0-743247728, Buy/Reviews.

Rogers, Will and Sharon Rogers, Storm Center: The USS Vincennes and Iran Air Flight 655, Annapolis,MD, Naval Institute Press, 1992.

Roux, George, Ancient Iraq, Cleveland, World Publishing, 1965.

Sabar, Yona, The Folk Literature of the Kurdistani Jews: An Anthology, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1982.

Sawadayee, Max., All Waiting to be Hanged, Tel Aviv, Levanda Press, 1974.

Seale, Patrick, Abu Nidal: A Gun For Hire, NYC, Random House, 1992.

Shiblak, Abbas, The Lure of Zion: The Case of the Iraqi Jews, London, AI Saqi Books, 1986.

Shurdom, Jamal A., The Price of Victory: The Gulf War, MECRA, 2000.

Shwadran, Benjamin, The Power Struggle in Iraq, NYC, Council for Middle Eastern Affairs Press, 1960.

Sifry Micah L. and Christopher Cerf, The Iraq War Reader, NYC, Touchstone Books, 2003.

Silverfarb, Daniel, Britain's Informal Empire in the Middle East: A Case Study of Iraq 1929-1941, London, Oxford, 1997, ISBN: 0-195-03997-1, Buy/Reviews.

Simon, Reeva, Iraq Between the Two World Wars, NYC, Columbia University Press, 1986.

Simons, Geoff, The Scourging of Iraq : Sanctions, Law and Natural Justice, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 1996, ISBN: 0-312215193, Buy/Reviews.

Sluglett, Peter, Britain in Iraq 1914-1932, London, Ithaca Press, 1976.

Solomon, Norman et. al, Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You, NYC, Context Books, 2003, ISBN: 1893956393, Buy/Reviews.

Stafford, R.S, The Tragedy of the Assyrians, London, Allen and Unwin, 1935.

Summers, Harry, On Strategy II: A Critical Analysis of The Gulf War, NYC, Dell, 1992.

Tahir-Kheli, Shirin and Shaheen Ayubi (ed.), The Iran-Iraq War: New Weapons, Old Conflicts, Westport, CT, Praeger, 1983.

Tarbush, Mohammad A., The Role of the Military in Politics: A Case Study of Iraq to 1941, London, Kegan Paul International, 1982.

Thesiger, Wilfred, The Marsh Arabs, NYC, Dutton, 1964.

Timmerman, Kenneth, The Death Lobby: How The West Armed Iraq, NYC, Houghton Miflin, 1991.

Tripp, Charles, A History of Iraq, Cambridge, Eng, Cambridge Univ Pr, 2002, ISBN: 052152900X, Buy/Reviews.

Wallach, Janet, Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia, NYC, Anchor/Doubleday, 1996.

Warriner, Doreen, Land Reform and Development in the Middle East: A Study of Egypt, Syria, and Iraq, London, Oxford University Press, 1962.

Wiet, Gaston, Baghdad: Metropolis of the Abbasid Caliphate, Tulsa, Univ of Oklahoma Pr, 1971, ISBN: 0-80610922X, Buy/Reviews.

Young, Gavin, Return to the Marshes: Life With the Marsh Arabs of Iraq, London, Collins, 1977.

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