The struggle for Kirkuk: the rise of Hussein, oil, and the death of tolerance in Iraq

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Iraqi-American Astarjian (an ethnic Armenian) combines memoir with history in describing the oil politics of Kirkuk in Northern Iraq from the 1940s through to the mid 1960s, when he left for America shortly after Saddam Hussein's assassination attempt on Prime Minister Abd-al-Karim Qasim. His description of the political life of Kirkuk during this era gives a small window into the complex forces at work--Kurdish versus Arab, Arab versus Turkomen, Communist versus Baathist, etc.--and Astarjian is not shy about letting his own anti-communist, anti-Baathist, and other views out into the open. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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table_of_contents "U-turn" --, "Your destiny is charted for you in the minute you are born" --, 1948 --, Acknowledgments --, Baghdad --, Communism and the youth --, Communist offensive --, Courts, Kurds, and the Communists --, From tranquility to conflict --, IPC and us --, Index., Introduction --, Kirkuk --, Kirkuk, the Jerusalem of Iraq --, Kurdistan --, Kurds, Turkomans, Arabs, and the others --, More turmoil --, Mr. Chapman, A.J.B. Chapman --, Preface --, Room # 11 --, Soviet plans for Baba Gurgur --, Triumphs and defeats --, Western trajectory --, chitchat --, dawn of the Kurdish era --, disastrous task --, fermenting coups --, long journey --, morning of July 14, 1958 --, turmoil of the 1940s --, winds of change --
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title The struggle for Kirkuk the rise of Hussein, oil, and the death of tolerance in Iraq
title_display The struggle for Kirkuk the rise of Hussein, oil, and the death of tolerance in Iraq
title_full The struggle for Kirkuk [electronic resource] : the rise of Hussein, oil, and the death of tolerance in Iraq / Henry D. Astarjian
title_short The struggle for Kirkuk
title_sort struggle for kirkuk the rise of hussein, oil, and the death of tolerance in iraq
title_sub the rise of Hussein, oil, and the death of tolerance in Iraq