Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein / Edition 1 by Michael A. Newton, Michael P. Scharf | | 9780312385569 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein / Edition 1

Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein / Edition 1

by Michael A. Newton, Michael P. Scharf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312385560

ISBN-13: 9780312385569

Pub. Date: 09/16/2008

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Advance Praise for Enemy of the State

“A masterful blend of first-rate historical writing that provides both provocative and penetrating analysis. This work is an authoritative account of the Saddam Hussein trial. No journalist, historian, or political scientist who writes about this chapter in history will be able to ignore it.”—Richard

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Advance Praise for Enemy of the State

“A masterful blend of first-rate historical writing that provides both provocative and penetrating analysis. This work is an authoritative account of the Saddam Hussein trial. No journalist, historian, or political scientist who writes about this chapter in history will be able to ignore it.”—Richard Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the Yugoslavia Tribunal

“A timely, dramatic, and unflinchingly honest account, filled with perceptive insights. A gold mine for historians. This is far more than the story of a trial—it is a metaphor for our common struggle to build the rule of law around the world."—David Crane, former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

“Both Newton and Scharf are internationally renowned criminal law experts. They once again prove their expertise in this superbly written and insightful chronicle of the Saddam Hussein trial. Enemy of the State offers a window into this extraordinary trial, shedding new light on almost every aspect of the proceedings. This book will add immensely to the understanding and promotion of international justice.”—Mark Ellis, Executive Director of the International Bar Association

“The United States paid for and helped set up the tribunal that tried Saddam Hussein, but lost control of key aspects that helped turn it into what the authors call one of the messiest trials in judicial history. The authors, both insiders who helped train the Iraqi judges, chart the mistakes, missteps, and misconceptions surrounding the trial and offer a valuable day-to-day account with a discussion of the legal theories and practice underpinning the key decisions.”—Roy Gutman, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist

Enemy of the State gives us an incomparably immediate view of one of the liveliest episodes in recent Middle Eastern history: the capture, the trial, and the execution of Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein. Authors Newton and Scharf have so vividly described the courtroom dramatics that readers will feel themselves a witness to Saddam Hussein’s swagger. A page-turner with fast-paced action that reads like a novel, this book is sure to satisfy the casual reader and history enthusiasts alike.”—Jean Sasson, New York Times bestselling author of The Rape of Kuwait; and international bestseller, Mayada, Daughter of Iraq

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312385569
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/16/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
PROLOGUE: HIGH CRIMES, HIGH DRAMA,
1. LIBERATION,
2. THE GENESIS OF JUSTICE,
3. HAMMURABI WAS AN IRAQI: THE CREATION OF THE IRAQI TRIBUNAL,
4. PROVING INCREDIBLE EVENTS,
5. TRIAL AND ERROR,
6. DISORDER IN THE COURTROOM,
7. JUDGMENT DAY,
8. APPEAL AND EXECUTION,
9. ECHOES OF NUREMBERG: THE DUJAIL TRIAL IN HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE,
10. CONCLUSION,
EPILOGUE,
A TIME LINE OF EVENTS RELATED TO THE DUJAIL TRIAL,
GLOSSARY OF KEY LEGAL TERMS,
NOTES,
INDEX,

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