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The Resource Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party : inside an authoritarian regime, Joseph Sassoon

Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party : inside an authoritarian regime, Joseph Sassoon

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Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party : inside an authoritarian regime
Title
Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party
Title remainder
inside an authoritarian regime
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Sassoon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A unique and revealing portrait of Saddam Hussein's Iraq which was every bit as authoritarian and brutal as Stalin's Russia or Mao's China"--
  • "The Ba'th Party came to power in 1968 and remained for thirty-five years, until the 2003 U.S. invasion. Under the leadership of Saddam Hussein, who became president of Iraq in 1979, a powerful authoritarian regime was created based on a system of violence and an extraordinary surveillance network, as well as reward schemes and incentives for supporters of the party. The true horrors of this regime have been exposed for the first time through a massive archive of government documents captured by the United States after the fall of Saddam Hussein. It is these documents that form the basis of this extraordinarily revealing book and that have been translated and analyzed by Joseph Sassoon, an Iraqi-born scholar and seasoned commentator on the Middle East. They uncover the secrets of the innermost workings of Hussein's Revolutionary Command Council, how the party was structured, how it operated via its network of informers, and how the system of rewards functioned. Saddam Hussein's authority was dominant. His decision was final, whether arbitrating the promotion of a junior official or the death of a rival or a member of his family. As this gripping portrayal of Saddam Hussein's Iraq demonstrates, the regime was every bit as authoritarian and brutal as Stalin's Soviet Union or Mao's China and some of the regimes in the Arab world who are witnessing upheavals, are not not dissimilar from the Ba'th regime"--
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Sassoon, Joseph
Dewey number
324.2567/083
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1849.A98
LC item number
B378 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ḥizb al-Baʻth al-ʻArabī al-Ishtirākī (Iraq)
  • Hussein, Saddam
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
Label
Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party : inside an authoritarian regime, Joseph Sassoon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
740281620
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780521193016
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011025076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)740281620
Label
Saddam Hussein's Ba'th Party : inside an authoritarian regime, Joseph Sassoon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
740281620
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 314 pages
Isbn
9780521193016
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011025076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)740281620

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