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Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam

Author: Zainab Salbi; Laurie Becklund
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to serve as Saddam Hussein's personal pilot, her family often forced to spend weekends with Saddam. As a palace insider, she offers a glimpse of life under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call "uncle". She was asked to erase her memory as she heard of crimes she was not supposed to hear of, and witnessed her mother  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Zainab Salbi; Saddam Hussein; Ṣaddām Ḥusain; Saddam Hussein; Zainab Salbi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zainab Salbi; Laurie Becklund
ISBN: 1592401562 9781592401567
OCLC Number: 61747925
Credits: Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund.
Description: 295 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund.
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Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to serve as Saddam Hussein's personal pilot, her family often forced to spend weekends with Saddam. As a palace insider, she offers a glimpse of life under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call "uncle". She was asked to erase her memory as she heard of crimes she was not supposed to hear of, and witnessed her mother hiding her tears lest it upset Saddam. Her mother eventually sent her to America for an arranged marriage, to spare her from Saddam's affection, but the marriage turned out to be another world of tyranny and abuse. Despite extraordinary challenges, she started over as a champion of female victims of war, dedicating her life to speaking out on behalf of oppressed women around the world. But until now, she has never told her personal tale.--From publisher description.

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