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|ISBN:||0813027365 9780813027364 9780813030746 0813030749|
|Description:||x, 310 pages : maps ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Historical perspective of Iraq before 1941 --
Iraq during World War II --
Iraq after World War II : domestic economic crisis and sociopolitical tensions and the struggle for seniority in the inter-Arab arena --
The earthquake of the Iraqi Regime : the Wathba Crisis and Iraq's role in the 1948 War in Palestine --
The economic development of Iraq and the social processes of the 1950s --
The political conflict in Iraq between 1950 and 1954 : failed attempts at reform within the regime --
The monarchy in Iraq versus the radical revolutionary forces in the Arab world, 1954-1958 --
The 1958 Revolution and the Qasim Regime --
The seizure of power by the Baʻth and its overthrow in 1963 --
The rule of the ʻArif Brothers, 1963-1968 : from Pan-Arab nationalism and socialist etatism to ideological confusion and the weakness of political forces --
The rise of Saddam Husayn's regime.
"An excellent analysis of Iraq's failure to stabilize a system other than Saddam Hussein's hierarchy of fear." - Haggai Erlich, Tel Aviv University"