Gathers a wide-ranging collection of writing about modern Iraq, covering the history, people, and politics of this often misunderstood country.
Known as the cradle of civilization, Iraq has a diverse and complex culture that dates back to ancient Mesopotamia. Now, with the U.S.-Iraq conflict over weapons of mass destruction continuing to grow, it is increasingly important for us to seek insight and solutions to this troubled region. Inside Iraq helps make sense of this nation’s longstanding travails, detailing the past, present, and future of a place that is rich in oil and culture yet poor in leadership. Organized into three sections?History, People, and Politics?the collection includes nonfiction pieces by a distinguished roster of writers, historians, journalists, and scholars. This is an essential book for everyone seeking new levels of understanding about the place whose fate, now more than ever, has an impact on the entire world. Contributions by Tony Horwitz, Michael Kelly, Milton Viorst, Raymond Bonner, Jon Lee Anderson, Evan Thomas, Freya Stark, and many other distinguished writers are featured.