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Muqtada : Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia revival, and the struggle for Iraq

Author: Patrick Cockburn
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the formidable Shiite figure who has been predicted to be a future leader in Iraq, this book describes his rise from a resistance fighter, the assassinations of his family members, and his frequent confrontations with the American military.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Muqtadá Ṣadr; Muqtadá Ṣadr; Muqtadá Ṣadr; Muqtadā aṣ- Ṣadr
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Cockburn
ISBN: 1416551476 9781416551478
OCLC Number: 166373250
Description: 226 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The road to Kufa --
The Shia of Iraq --
The first martyr --
An eight-year whirlwind --
The Shia rise up --
Saddam's revenge --
The White Lion --
A second assassination --
Muqtada survives --
Murder in the shrine --
Seizing the moment --
The siege of Najaf --
The fall of Najaf --
A turn to politics --
The Battle of Baghdad --
The surge --
The disintegration of Iraq.
Responsibility: Patrick Cockburn.
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A portrait of the formidable Shiite figure who has been predicted to be a future leader in Iraq, this book describes his rise from a resistance fighter, the assassinations of his family members, and his frequent confrontations with the American military.

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