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Saddam's bombmaker : the daring escape of the man who built Iraq's secret weapon

Author: Khiḍr ʻAbd al-ʻAbbās Ḥamzah; Jeff Stein
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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The author who spent twenty years developing Iraq's atomic weapon, recounts his life in Saddam Hussein's inner circle and his daring flight to the West. The book delves into the darkest corners of a regime ruled by a volatile, brutal leader, Dr. Hamza, the only defector who has lived to write a firsthand portrait of Iraq, also presents an unprecedented portrait of Saddam -- his drunken rages, his women, his  Read more...
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Named Person: Khiḍr ʻAbd al-ʻAbbās Ḥamzah; Saddam Hussein; Khidr Abd al- Abbas Hamzah; Saddam Hussein; Khiḍr ʻAbd al-ʻAbbās Ḥamzah; Saddam Hussein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Khiḍr ʻAbd al-ʻAbbās Ḥamzah; Jeff Stein
ISBN: 0743211359 9780743211352
OCLC Number: 48385747
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Includes index.
Description: 352 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Escape --
2. Roots in the sand --
3. Going home --
4. The secret --
5. The life of the party --
6. Crunch time --
7. Accidents will happen --
8. Spies and lies --
9. The inside game --
10. The invisible empire --
11. Getting the goods --
12. The winds of war --
13. Aftermath --
14. The fugitive --
15. In from the cold --
Epilogue : end game --
Appendix : behind the scenes with the Iraqi nuclear bomb --
Index.
Responsibility: Khidhir Hamza with Jeff Stein.

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The defector, once responsible for Iraq's clandestine nuclear weapons programme, reveals for the first time what the CIA and Iraq desperately want hidden: that Saddam Hussein is devastatingly close  Read more...

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Barbara Crossette The New York Times Book Review Gripping and unsettling...the rare account of the life of the privileged in Saddam Hussein's Iraq. William E. Odom The Washington Post Written in an Read more...

 
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