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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: UBS PUBLISHERS' DISTRIBUTORS (P) LTD.-NEW DELHI
  • ISBN: 9788174765895, 8174765891
  • Edition: 01, 2007
  • Pages: 226
Description
Truth is often more interesting than fiction, particularly it it deals with the life of a dictator. This book raises the curtain on Saddam, the dictator and reveals the enigma surrounding his life and times. It brings to you many hitherto-unknown facets of the dictator, recounting every drama, every tragedy and every twist in the tale of this man.

From a humble beginning to an inglorious end, it traverses his life with milestones of his family, his power system, his rise to power, underlining his indelible stamp on Iraq. Over the years, public perception of this man has changed considerably. The book does not paint him in black or white, rather in shades of Grey and its is for the reader to decipher and to ascertain which shade predominates. You cannot ignore the good he has done nor cay you ignore his inhuman cruelty. The book presents a balanced perspective of the dictator's life. In the process of doing so, it takes the readers through the turbulent history of country apart by violence, repeatedly.

This book began in 2003 and progressed till it came to an end with 'the it came to an end with 'the death of a dictator', giving you the story of Saddam Hussein.

About The Author
Tanushree Podder, a management graduate, has specialized in Labour Law and HR. Tanushree has been writing for the past twenty-eight years. Her writings have been published in almost all leading newspapers and magazines in the country. She has been writing on diverse subjects ranging from travel, fiction, health & fitness, spirituality, beauty and relationships.

She has worked for Larsen & Toubro Ltd. and Magna Publishing Co., besides setting up a women's portal called evetimes.com in which she was the editor and content manager. She is also involved in social work and is also invited in seminars to speak on social issues.

Tanushree has widely traveled around the country with her husband who is an army officer.

Table Of Contents
  • Acknowledgement
  • Introduction
  • An Inglorious End
  • A Humble Beginning
  • the Road to Baghdad
  • The Man Called Saddam Hussein
  • Saddam's Women
  • Saddam's Sons and Sons-in-Law
  • Saddam's Extended Family
  • Saddam's Palaces
  • Saddam's Heroes
  • The Violent History of Iraq
  • Saddam's Rise to Power
  • Saddam's Foes
  • The Wars
  • After the War
  • Gulf War II-Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • The Arguments for War
  • Other Arguments for War
  • The Real Reason
  • The Arguments Against the War
  • The Drama Before the Attack
  • The US Strategy
  • Saddam's Notorious Nine
  • How the War Progressed
  • The Hunt for Saddam
  • The Great Escape
  • The Capture
  • The Trial
  • The Sentence
  • The Execution
  • What Happened to Saddam's Family
  • The Ground Reality
  • Bibliography
  • Saddam's Family Tree
  • Index
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Publication Year
  • 2007
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  • Tanushree Podder
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