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The demonic comedy : some detours in the Baghdad of Saddam Hussein, Paul William Roberts

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The demonic comedy : some detours in the Baghdad of Saddam Hussein
Title
The demonic comedy
Title remainder
some detours in the Baghdad of Saddam Hussein
Statement of responsibility
Paul William Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Paul William Roberts first visited Iraq during the Arab summit in 1990. He went back in 1991 during the Gulf War. One of the few journalists to get into Iraq, he was arrested by soldiers on the outskirts of Baghdad at the height of the Allied attack and witnessed the nightmarish effect of the bombing on the city's civilians and infrastructure. In 1995, he received a surprise invitation to the "International Babylon Festival" and was able to revisit what little was left of Baghdad." "Roberts ranges from Hunter Thompson-like gonzo journalism to skilled historical analysis, untangling the complicated history of Iraq and its neighbors, to intrepid interviews, discussing movies and religion with a frightening array of madmen, from Hussein himself, the man "whose mother looked like Anthony Quinn playing Mother Teresa," to Assad Bayoud al-Tamimi, the less than benevolent father figure of the Islamic Jihad." "At once chilling and hysterically funny, The Demonic Comedy is a unique travel memoir, an eye-witness testament to the horrors of dictatorship and the devastation of war."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Paul William
Dewey number
956.7044/2
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.72
LC item number
.R64 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Roberts, Paul William
  • Baghdad (Iraq)
Label
The demonic comedy : some detours in the Baghdad of Saddam Hussein, Paul William Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 1997 by Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, Canada"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-288) 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
39143035
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
ix, 294 pages
Isbn
9780374138233
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98020558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The demonic comedy : some detours in the Baghdad of Saddam Hussein, Paul William Roberts
Publication
Note
"First published in 1997 by Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, Canada"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-288) 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
39143035
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
ix, 294 pages
Isbn
9780374138233
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98020558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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