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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

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by Michael A. Newton, Michael P. Scharf
 

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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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Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Stephen Skaggs More than 1 year ago
Intersting read. As a civilian, about history. Yet, beside the broughaha of all the events, look at Germany, Japan and Viet Nam. War. Now at peace. People vacationing on the beautiful beaches in Nam, for example. I can understand HELPING people being oppressed and killed as many did in WWII. Where is the balance when people did little in Rawanda while people was killed? Can understand America protecting their country when Japan attacked. Yet, America KNEW this was coming. Yet, did very little in Rawanda nor other Countrys to help. Sadam was hanged. Did that bring back those he murdered? No. The leader for 9/11 attack was murdered/assisinated. Did that bring back those who died on 9/11? No. Fear does not heal fear. With that said, a death does not bring back that life. We ALL are accountable directly or indirectly. I pray for peace and harmony for all mankind. Meanwhile, as individuals, I suggest we come up with means to help people heal rather than kill them. We gleam nuggets of insights that also helps society nip in the bud people who harm/kill others. Saddam was human. Fear is the culpert that turned him into a Hitler like person. Killing him did him or the world any quick good. The way I see it now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago