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I think this is a solid book by an author knowledgeable about Iraq. He wrote Out of the Ashes about Saddam's phoenix like rise after the Gulf War. Read morePublished on August 14, 2010 by Kevin M Quigg
This book tells alot about the Iraqi Civil War between the Shi'ites and the Sunni with Al-Queda playing both sides to fan the flames. Read morePublished on January 16, 2009 by Douglas E. Libert
Lots of good information, but in the end the author ends up suffering from the stockholm syndrome; he falls in love with Muqutada. Read morePublished on November 25, 2008 by MS
Cockburn does a wonderful job using day to day interviews to paint a larger picture deserving of the many accolades he has received in the international press. Read morePublished on June 5, 2008 by Brian Lenzo
Patrick Cockburn's approximately 30 years of covering Iraq give him the institutional memory, historical perspective and varied sources to deliver a nuanced profile of Muqtada... Read morePublished on May 26, 2008 by Evan Goodenow
This is quite simply THE definitive book on the Iraqi Shia political movements. It is written by the best (and sometimes it seems only) reporter in Iraq. Read morePublished on May 21, 2008 by Mark bennett