Thursday, July 5, 2007

What to read about Iraq

In an article published 5 July 2007 in the Christian Science Monitor Middle East correspondents Scott Peterson, Dan Murphy, and Jill Carroll recommend the best books on the Iraq war. See the following links to check our holdings of these titles at the CARL.

Pre-2003

  1. Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein by Andrew Cockburn
  2. Endgame: solving the Iraq problem once and for all by Scott Ritter
  3. Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War by Rick Atkinson
2003 Invasion
  1. Night Draws Near by Anthony Shadid
  2. Generation Kill by Evan Wright
  3. Thunder Run by David Zucchino
  4. Cobra II by Michael Gordon
Current War
  1. Imperial Life in the Emerald City by Rajiv Han­drasekaran
  2. Fiasco by Thomas Ricks
  3. State of Denial by Bob Woodward
Further Background Reading
  1. Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife by John Nagl
  2. The Shia Revival: how conflicts within Islam will shape the future by Vali Nasr
  3. The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright

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