Gr 9 Up-This much-needed volume examines the history of Iraq and explores the issues of intervention and postwar Iraq through a series of articles from Middle East experts. The selections are well written and cover all of the pertinent complexities that affect postwar Iraq. A short paragraph is given on the background of each article's author and perspective. The book also contains maps and a useful time line from the ancient past to the present. This is an excellent resource for students who need background information on the history or the intricate issues that affect this nation.-Taja Alkoriji, Southwest Regional Library, Pembroke Pines, FL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.