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The Wars Against Saddam By John Simpson

The Wars Against Saddam by John Simpson

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In this devastating and brilliant new book John Simpson offers a compelling and cogent analysis of the West's relationship with Saddam Hussein and Iraq, past and present.

The Wars Against Saddam Summary

The Wars Against Saddam: Taking the Hard Road to Baghdad by John Simpson

'You can't really argue with much that John Simpson says - there is no foreign correspondent left on TV who has a fraction of his recognition and his credibility, a fact which may be unfair on the others, but happens to be true' That was Simon Hoggart reviewing Simpson's devastating Panorama profile of Saddam Hussein, broadcast in early November 2002. This riveting, important and timely new book is the summation of more than twenty years covering Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The War Against Saddam offers, in five acts, the full story of his rise to power and the West's relationship with Saddam throughout his dictatorship and the second Gulf War of March 2003, the outcome and consequences of which are still finally to be determined. The War Against Saddam is a major work of serious reportage from one of our finest journalists and will be essential reading for us all.

The Wars Against Saddam Reviews

By no means the first Saddam book and certainly not the last, but this is John Simpson, the BBC's World Affair's Editor, and it's a safe bet that of all the Saddam books past, present and forthcoming this will be one of the better reads. He's urbane, wears his learning lightly and writes in much the same way as he delivers copy to camera, which is to say clearly, engagingly, and with just the right number of rhetorical flourishes. There can be a problem with books about contemporary history. Sometimes they lack historical perspective. A broader context can be missing due to limited access to official documents. And there are a lot of them about. But John Simpson was there at the fall of Saddam, has the shrapnel wounds to prove it, and, like any good correspondent, can always be relied on to tell it like it was.

About John Simpson

John Simpson is the BBC's World Affairs Editor. He has twice been the Royal Television Society's Journalist of the Year and won countless other major television awards. He has written several books, including five volumes of autobiography, Strange Places, Questionable People , A Mad World, My Masters, News from No Man's Land and Not Quite World's End and a childhood memoir, Days from a Different World. The Wars Against Saddam, his account of the West's relationship with Iraq and his two decades reporting on that relationship encompassing two Gulf Wars and the fall of Saddam Hussein, and Unreliable Sources: How the Twentieth Century Was Reported are also published by Pan Macmillan. He lives in London with his South African wife, Dee, and their son, Rafe.

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The Wars Against Saddam: Taking the Hard Road to Baghdad by John Simpson
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