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