An ancient land, the "cradle of civilization," Iraq today suffers under the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein, whom many nations consider a dangerous threat to world peace. Meanwhile, as Saddam Hussein enriches himself and his cronies at the expense of his people, Iraqis suffer the devastating effects of two wars and a United Nations trade embargo.
"The book details the country's climate, geography, agriculture, industry, daily life in both rural and urban areas, and arts and culture. The book features maps, black-and-white photographs, and special boxes...The book's final pages offer a set of facts-at-a-glance, a detailed chronology, an annotated bibliography including works for both children and adults, an annotated list of works consulted (including web sites), and an index."
-- Multi-Cultural Review (March 2001)
Price: US $32.10