The most up-to-date and authoritative biography of Iraq's dictator
For the first time, the true story behind one of the most brutal, tyrannical and dictatorial leaders of modern timesSince becoming President of Iraq in 1979, Saddam Hussein has systematically terrorised a nation, yet little is really known of the inner circle of his regime. Con Coughlin, using brilliant research, eyewitness accounts and information from the inner-circle of Hussein's advisors, examines the nature and execution of his tyranny as well as explaining Saddam's rise to power and continuing stranglehold over a nation.But this is not simply a political biography. Saddam takes us direct to heart of his family and private life, illuminating his complex and often contradictory personality. This turbulent world behind the closed doors of his palace is the key to the man and to his regime.