Saddam Hussein had what some would call a heart of steel, whether acting in the capacity of bandit leader, political gangster, or president. Though written in the form of a novel with thriller elements,Saddamlandis based on thorough historical research, including interviews with a number of those who participated in the real-life events described—either as Saddam's victims or as his accomplices. The intrigues of Iraqi politics and the ways in which Saddam used them to his own advantage for years are described in this account, which gives a full and objective picture of the man's life and times. A comprehensive guide to all the information sources used by the author is provided.
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