Understanding Iraq : the whole sweep of Iraqi history, from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British mandate to the American occupation / [Text]
William R. Polk.
- 1st ed.
- New York HarperCollins c2005
- xviii, 221 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Booklist starred, April 2005 Pub Weekly, March 2005 Publisher's Weekly, March 2005 Choice, January 2006 Kirkus Review, March 2005
Presents an overview of the history of Iraq, from the ancient city of Babylon, through the invasion of the Ottoman Turks, the advent of Islam, British rule, and the American occupation, examining its critical role in the global economy as it sits on the world's largest supply of oil.