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Paul William Roberts

The Demonic Comedy: Some Detours in the Baghdad of Saddam Hussein

The Demonic Comedy: Some Detours in the Baghdad of Saddam Hussein
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Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York
Nov 1998
ISBN: 0-374-13823-0
Three visits to Baghdad, before, during and after the Gulf War. Includes rare interview with Saddam. Hailed by John R. MacArthur, publisher of Harper's, in his book on media during Desert Storm as "the greatest writing to have emerged from the war....comparable to Vietnam's 'Despatches'". It is still one of the few truly objective accounts of the conflict between Iraq and the USA, and sets it within the historical context that makes sense of it. A mixture of non-fiction novel and painless history, it is as funny as it is ultimately tragic.
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