Saturday, June 6, 2009
Looking for a Good Book on Iraq?
Of course, there are tons of books out there on the war, but my aim was to distill the available information on Iraq into one account that explained how Iraq's recent history prior to 2003 has affected what went on after the invasion. You can read dozens of books, from academic histories of the country to journalistic and other first-hand accounts of what has gone on from 2003 to present, but they leave you with an incomplete picture. When I started studying the Middle East, I wanted one, timely and topical book to explain how past and present interact in Iraq and could not find it. So, I set out to create that book for all those who are looking for more than a policy critique or a memoir. Iraq in Transition aims to explain Iraqi society, culture, and politics before and after 2003 to all readers. In this, it is far different from all the other books out there, which tend to focus more on U.S. policy and military actions than the critical Iraqi landscape and the many unsolved issues that will shape the country's future as U.S. troops continue to draw down there. You can order this book today and be reading it before the end of the month! Just follow the links to the left to order from the bookseller of your choice.