Understanding Iraq: The Whole Sweep of Iraqi History, from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British Mandate to the American Occupation

Understanding Iraq: The Whole Sweep of Iraqi History, from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British Mandate to the American Occupation

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by William R. Polk
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0060764694

ISBN-13: 9780060764692

Pub. Date: 03/14/2006

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

The Dramatic History of Iraq in One Concise Volume

The destinies of Iraq and America will be tightly intertwined into the foreseeable future due to the U.S. incursion into this complex, perplexing desert nation — the latest in a long history of violent outside interventions. A country sitting atop the world's largest supply of

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The Dramatic History of Iraq in One Concise Volume

The destinies of Iraq and America will be tightly intertwined into the foreseeable future due to the U.S. incursion into this complex, perplexing desert nation — the latest in a long history of violent outside interventions. A country sitting atop the world's largest supply of crude oil, Iraq will continue to play an essential role in global economics and in Middle Eastern politics for many decades to come. Therefore, it is more important than ever for Westerners to have a clear understanding of the volatile, enigmatic "Land of Two Rivers" — its turbulent past and its looming possibilities. In this acutely penetrating and endlessly fascinating study, acknowledged Middle East authority William R. Polk presents a comprehensive history of the tumultuous events that shaped modern Iraq, while offering well-reasoned judgments on what we can expect there in the years to come.

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ISBN-13:
9780060764692
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/14/2006
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
57,552
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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Understanding Iraq: The Whole Sweep of Iraqi History, from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British Mandate to the American Occupati 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of money
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Guest More than 1 year ago
William Polk holds a doctorate in Middle East history and worked in the State Department. He brings his knowledge and experience (he has visited Iraq) to his work, and argues that many U.S. policies are similar to those the British employed in the 1920s.