A serious and sophisticated work of political history...Highly recommended.
Sluglett's book remains the best general introduction to the early history of modern Iraq and it is good that it is now available again.
(D.K. Fieldhouse The International History Review
An engaging and lucid portrait.
(Priya Satia H-Albion
Peter Sluglett's book is mandatory reading not only by scholars but by everyone interested in the present-day invasion of Iraq and its extraordinary consequences.
(William Roger Louis, University of Texas at Austin)|
A first-class piece of scholarship, original, meticulous in its historical narrative and imaginative in its analytical approach. As well as being an outstanding historical account, Britain in Iraq now serves as a timely reminder of some of the pitfalls and ambiguities of nation building, whether in Iraq or elsewhere.
(Charles Tripp, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
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