The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein
The world has changed since 1990. The cold war has ended, the Soviet Union has disappeared, new governments have taken power in Washington and around the globe. But one familiar, dreaded face still looms over the international landscape - that of Saddam Hussein.
At the end of the Gulf War, the White House was confident that the Iraqi dictator's days were numbered, and world leaders waited confidently for the downfall of the pariah of Baghdad.
Almost a decade later, they are still waiting.
This is the first in-depth account of what went wrong, and of what happened when the smoke cleared from the battlefields of the Gulf War. While US officials grappled with the ongoing crisis of Saddam's survival, the Iraqi leader himself presided over a regime dominated by his own terrifying family. Here is the full story of that family - "animals" as one former intimate describes them - and its vicious feuds.
This is a tale of high drama, labyrinthine intrigue and fatal blunders played out amid one of the greatest man-made tragedies of our times.