Home » Saddam: His Rise and Fall by Con Coughlin
Saddam: His Rise and Fall Con Coughlin

Saddam: His Rise and Fall

Con Coughlin

Published
ISBN : 9780061852824
ebook
384 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Insightful, penetrating, and shocking, the defining biography of Iraqs deposed tyrantDrawing on an unparalleled network of sources, contacts, and firsthand testimonies, Con Coughlin takes us to the center of Saddam Husseins complex, bewilderingMoreInsightful, penetrating, and shocking, the defining biography of Iraqs deposed tyrantDrawing on an unparalleled network of sources, contacts, and firsthand testimonies, Con Coughlin takes us to the center of Saddam Husseins complex, bewildering regime -- and beyond. Fully updated and revised, Saddam: His Rise and Fall meticulously describes how Hussein took power and immediately set about controlling every aspect of Iraqi life.Coughlin examines Husseins regime both before and after its fall, exploring the contradictions of Saddams private life: his sponsoring of Islamic fundamentalism while whiskey drinking and womanizing as well as his reliance on and celebration of family negated by his violent and temperamental treatment of them. With evidence from family members, servants, and staff, Saddam: His Rise and Fall is unique in its close-up representation of this elusive and secretive world.In all-new chapters and an epilogue, and with shocking new disclosures, Coughlin also vividly recounts the last few months of Saddams reign and his eventual capture by American forces.