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Former Senator and co-Chair of the WMD Commission, Chuck Robb
“No American understood the Saddam Regime better than Charles Duelfer. In Hide and Seek, based on his personal experiences, he identifies the tragic miscalculations on both sides stemming from avoidable ignorance. Duelfer has a keen sense of history and he pulls no punches. For policy makers and analysts on Iraq, Iran and North Korea, Hide and Seek is destined to become the definitive reference. For the rest of us, it is a fascinating educational experience—and a whale of a good read!”
Governor Bill Richardson, former US Ambassador to the UN
“Duelfer spells out how we got into the tragedy of Iraq. He was there—in Baghdad, CIA, State Department, the White House, and the United Nations. Iraq did not need to be this bad. Read this and learn what to avoid in the future.”
Kirkus, December 15, 2008
“One of the few senior-level officials who dealt with Saddam Hussein’s government on a regular basis before the U.S.-led invasion relates his experiences as a former weapons inspector and WMD hunter…. Duelfer ably sketches the frustrating and difficult history of U.S.-Iraqi relations and his part in them…. It’s the author’s on-the-ground experiences that make this book so engaging, and at times chilling. Shortly after the invasion, one Iraqi security official told him bluntly, ‘You know, to rule Iraq, you will have to become Saddam.’ That comment, Duelfer writes, would echo in his mind for a very long time. A knowledgeable look at Iraq from a unique perspective."
Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2009
“Duelfer is a close observer of events that have shaped U.S. foreign policy in the last two decades, and, as such, his insights and descriptions are invaluable…. His chapter on the interrogation of Hussein by FBI agent George Piro is the stuff of psychological drama. If someone isn’t working on a screenplay, they should.”
Very informative book and should be read by every intelligence analyst and every politician.
First of all, the book reads like a novel, thanks to Duelfer's anecdotal approach complemented by his typical and almost satirical dry humor.
I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy over the holidays and I couldn't put the book down.
Very informative book and should be read by every intelligence analyst and every politician. I didn't like The book was a little bit wordyPublished 1 month ago by Mudar
Hide and Seek is a well written account of the search for Chemical Weapons in Iraq before and after the war. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eric Gorman
I learned a bit from the book. I cannot recommend it. There are so many books about Iraq. Better ons. merciPublished 15 months ago by Sascha Teubner
Since the beginning of the second Gulf War, this reviewer has made it a point of reading the memoirs of as many of the key individuals involved in this episode of US history. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Newton Ooi
Duelfer, intelligent and articulate, does a stellar job in presenting a balanced and incisive look at the incredible dynamics that understandably led to our long term invovlement... Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by KonaTom
This book has been informative of issues I never knew. Be it right or wrong, we got involved in Iraq. This book tries to describe how all that happened. Read morePublished on March 6, 2009 by H. Etchell