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The Sheik of Baghdad: Tales of Celebrity and Terror from Pro Wrestling's General

The Sheik of Baghdad: Tales of Celebrity and Terror from Pro Wrestling's General

by Adnan Alkaissy, Ross Bernstein
     
 
Saddam Hussein used a boyhood friend of his as a smoke screen when he was grabbing control of Iraq in the 1960s. Knowing that the country was enamored with wrestling, Hussein forced his former classmate, Adnan Al-Kaissy, to wrestle in giant spectacles that the public loved. Much like the gladiator matches staged by Roman Caesars, Hussein's wrestling matches featured

Overview

Saddam Hussein used a boyhood friend of his as a smoke screen when he was grabbing control of Iraq in the 1960s. Knowing that the country was enamored with wrestling, Hussein forced his former classmate, Adnan Al-Kaissy, to wrestle in giant spectacles that the public loved. Much like the gladiator matches staged by Roman Caesars, Hussein's wrestling matches featured Al-Kaissy were intended to entertain and appease the masses while Hussein became dictator.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572437302
Publisher:
Triumph Books
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.63(d)

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