With the ongoing war in Ukraine and continuing recrimination about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, one might be forgiven for not thinking much about Iraq and the aftermath of the war there. It's been two decades since the U.S. overthrew Saddam Hussein--and even longer since the Iran-Iraq war. Abdul-Ahad's poignant and, at times, heartbreaking recollections of life in Iraq before and after those conflicts reminds listeners that life does go on. Abdul-Ahad offers a straightforward and passionate portrait of his country then and now. His performance is compelling, enlightening, and engaging. This is an important listen for anyone who wants insight on U.S. nation-building the Middle East. J.P.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593676899 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593676905 $95.00
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