The Prisoner in His Palace
Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves UnsaidBook - 2017
In the haunting tradition of In Cold Blood and The Executioner's Song, this remarkably insightful and surprisingly intimate portrait of Saddam Hussein lifts away the top layer of a dictator's evil and finds complexity beneath as it invites us to take a journey with twelve young American soldiers in the summer of 2006. Trained to aggressively confront the enemy in combat, the men learn, shortly after being deployed to Iraq, that fate has assigned them a different role. It becomes their job to guard the country's notorious leader in the months leading to his execution.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2017
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: History 956.704 Bar
Alternative Title: Prisoner in His Palace