I Was Saddam's Son

I Was Saddam's Son

Book - 1997
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Tortured and forced to undergo surgery to heighten his resemblance to Uday Saddam Hussein, Yahia served as the double of Saddam's son for four years. During that time he gained privileged access to the inner circle of Saddam's regime. He took part in the plunder of Kuwait and visited the troops behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War. After a falling out with Uday, he was imprisoned, and then inexplicably let go. He was eventually able to escape through Kurdistan. No index. Translated from the Austrian edition. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York :, Arcade Pub. ;, [Boston, Mass.] :, Distributed by Little, Brown and Co.,, [1997]
Edition: First English language edition.
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9781559703734
1559703733
Branch Call Number: 956.70442 Y108y
Characteristics: ix, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wendl, Karl

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Mar 17, 2013

The invasion of Iraq has turned into a quagmire and if you read this book you will be very thankful there is no chance one of Saddam's sons will ever rule Iraq. What a savage he raised and his "good" son was the head of Iraq's secret police, the Mukabarat who tortured and killed hundreds if not thousands of innocent Iraqis.

feedtheflameforfacts Dec 27, 2011

An interesting read.

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