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Aburish, S., Saddam Hussein: The Politics of Revenge; London: Bloomsbury, 2001; 416 pages

Ali, N.S. al-, Iraqi Women: Untold Stories From 1948 to the Present; London: Zed Books, 2007; 304 pages

Allawi, A., The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008; 544 pages

Alnasrawi, A., The Economy of Iraq: Oil, Wars, Destruction of Development and Prospects, 1950-2010; Westport: Greenwood Press, 1994; 208 pages

Alnasrawi, A., Iraq’s Burdens: Oil, Sanctions, and Underdevelopment; Westport: Praeger, 2002; 192 pages

Anderson, L. & G. Stansfield, The Future of Iraq: Dictatorship, Democracy or Division?; Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004; 272 pages

Arato, A., Constitution Making Under Occupation: The Politics of Imposed Revolution in Iraq; New York: Columbia University Press, 2009; 376 pages

Arnove, A., Iraq Under Siege, The Deadly Impact of Sanctions and War; Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2003; 264 pages

Ascalone, E., Mesopotamia: Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians; Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007; 368 pages

Aziz, M., The Kurds of Iraq: Ethnonationalism and National Identity in Iraqi Kurdistan; London: I.B. Tauris, 2011; 288 pages

Barkey, H., S. Lasensky & Ph. Marr (eds.), Iraq, Its Neighbours, and the United States: Competition, Crisis, and the Reordering of Power; Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2011; 300 pages

Bashkin, O., The Other Iraq: Pluralism and Culture in Hashemite Iraq; Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2008; 376 pages

Batatu, H., The Old Social Classes & The Revolutionary Movement In Iraq; London: Saqi Books, 2004; 1300 pages

Bayati, H. al-, From Dictatorship to Democracy: An Insider’s Account of the Iraqi Opposition to Saddam; Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011; 368 pages

Bennison, A., The Great Caliphs: The Golden Age of the Abbasid Empire; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010; 256 pages

Black, J. & A. Green, Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary; Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992; 192 pages

Bouillon, M., D. Malone & B. Rowswell (eds.), Iraq: Preventing a New Generation of Conflict; Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007; 351 pages

Brenneman, R., As Strong as the Mountains: A Kurdish Cultural Journey; Long Grove: Waveland Press, 2007; 152 pages

Bruinessen, M. Van, Agha, Shaikh, and State: The Social and Political Structures of Kurdistan; London: Zed Books, 1992; 373 pages

Chapman, D., Security Forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government; Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, 2010; 323 pages

Cockburn, P., The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq; New York: Verso, 2007; 229 pages

Cockburn, P., Muqtada al-Sadr and The Fall of Iraq; London: Faber and Faber, 2008; 272 pages

Cockburn, A. & P. Cockburn, Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein; New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999, 320 pages

Dalley, S., Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009; 368 pages

Dann, U., Iraq under Qassem: A political history, 1958-1963; Westport: Praeger, 1969; 405 pages

Davis, E., Memories of State: Politics, History, and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq; Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005; 397 pages

Dawisha, A., Iraq: A Political History from Independence to Occupation; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011; 408 pages

Dodge, T., Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied; New York: Columbia University Press, 2005; 288 pages

Dodge, T., Iraq’s Future: The Aftermath of Regime Change; Abingdon: Routledge, 2005; 112 pages

Drower, E., The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran: Their Cults, Customs, Magic Legends, and Folklore; Piscataway: Gorgias Press LLC, 2002; 540 pages

Efrati, N., Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present; New York: Columbia University Press, 2012; 256 pages

Elliot, M., Independent Iraq: British Influence from 1941-1958; London: I.B. Tauris, 1996; 256 pages

Ellis, D., Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees; Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2010; 128 pages

Falk, R., I. Gendzier & R. Lifton (eds.), Crimes of War: Iraq; New York: Nation Books, 2006; 496 pages

Farouk-Sluglett, M. & P. Sluglett, Iraq Since 1958: From Revolution to Dictatorship; London: I.B. Tauris, 2001; 416 pages

Fernea, R. & W. Louis (eds.), Iraqi Revolution of 1958: The Old Social Classes Revisited; London: I.B. Tauris, 1991; 224 pages

Fontan, V., Voices from Post-Saddam Iraq: Living with Terrorism, Insurgency, and New Forms of Tyranny; Westport: Praeger, 2008; 240 pages

Foster, B. & K. Polinger Foster, Civilizations of Ancient Iraq; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011; 312 pages

Franzén, J., Red Star Over Iraq: Iraqi Communism Before Saddam; New York: Columbia/Hurst; 2011; 288 pages

Fuccaro, N., The Other Kurds: Yazidis in Colonial Iraq; London: I.B. Tauris, 1999; 256 pages

Foster, B. & K. Polinger Foster, Civilizations of Ancient Iraq; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011; 312 pages

Ghanim, D., Iraq’s Dysfunctional Democracy; Westport: Praeger, 2011; 255 pages

Ghareeb, E. & B. Dougherty, Historical Dictionary of Iraq; Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2004; 536 pages

Gordon, J., Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions; Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012; 376 pages

Graham Brown, S., Sanctioning Saddam: The Politics of Intervention in Iraq; London, London: I.B. Tauris, 1999; 350 pages

Gregg, H., H. Rothstein & J. Arquilla (eds.), The Three Circles of War: Understanding the Dynamics of Conflict in Iraq; Dulles: Potomac Books Inc., 2010; 272 pages

Guest, J., Survival Among The Kurds [Yazidis]; Abingdon: Routledge, 1993; 256 pages

Haddad, F., Sectarianism in Iraq: Antagonistic Visions of Unity; New York: Columbia/Hurst, 2011; 288 pages

Hafez, M., Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom; New York: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2007; 285 pages

Haj, S., The Making of Iraq, 1900-1963: Capital, Power, and Ideology; New York: State University of New York Press, 1997; 230 pages

Hazleton, L., After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam; New York: Anchor, 2010; 256 pages

Hedges, Chr. & L. al-Arian, Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians; New York: Nation Books, 2009; 272 pages

Herring, E, & G. Rangwala, Iraq in Fragments: The Occupation and its Legacy; Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006; 366 pages

Heshmati, A., Integrated Water Resource Management in the Kurdistan Region; Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2009; 225 pages

Hiltermann, J., A Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007; 346 pages

Hiro, D., The Longest War: The Iran-Iraq Military Conflict; Abingdon: Routledge, 1990; 323 pages

Hiro, D., Neighbours, Not Friends: Iraq and Iran after the Gulf Wars; Abingdon: Routledge, 2001; 416 pages

Hiro, D., Iraq: In the Eye of the Storm; New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2002; 160 pages

Hopwood, D., H. Ishow & Th. Koszinowski (eds.), Iraq: Power and Society; Reading: Ithaca Press, 1994; 400 pages

Human Rights Watch, Genocide in Iraq: The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds; Washington: Human Rights Watch, 1993; 370 pages

Hume, C., The United Nations, Iran, and Iraq: How Peacemaking Changed; Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994; 285 pages

Inati, S., Iraq: Its History, People, and Politics; New York: Humanity Books, 2003; 332 pages

IraqiGirl, Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq; Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2009; 208 pages

Isikoff, M. & D. Corn, Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War; New York: Three Rivers Press, 2007; 496 pages

Ismael, T., The Rise and Fall of the Communist Party of Iraq; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007; 350 pages

Ismael, T. & W. Haddad, Iraq: The Human Cost of History; London: Pluto Press, 2003; 280 pages

Izady, M., The Kurds: A Concise History And Fact Book; Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 1992; 184 pages

Jabar, F., Ayatollahs, Sufis and Ideologues: State, Religion and Social Movements; London: Saqi Books, 2002; 290 pages

Jabar, F., The Shi’ite Movement in Iraq; London: Saqi Books, 2005; 288 pages

Jafri, H., The Origins and Early Development of Shi’a Islam; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002; 344 pages

Jawaheri, Y. al-, Women in Iraq: The Gender Impact of International Sanctions; London: I.B. Tauris, 2008; 256 pages

Johnson, R., The Iran-Iraq War; Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010; 192 pages

Karim, K., The Iraqi Family Cookbook; New York: Hippocrene Books, 2012; 256 pages

Kennedy, H., When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World: The Rise and Fall of Islam’s Greatest Dynasty; New York: Da Capo Press, 2006; 376 pages

Kramer, S., The Sumerians: Their History, Culture, and Character; Beverly Hills: Phoenix Books, 1971; 372 pages

Kukis, M., Voices from Iraq: A People’s History, 2003-2009; New York: Columbia University Press, 2011; 240 pages

Lawrence, Q., Invisible Nation: How the Kurds’ Quest for Statehood Is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East; New York: Walker & Company, 2008; 384 pages

Leick, G., Mesopotamia; London: Penguin Press, 2003; 384 pages

Litvak, M., Shi’i Scholars of Nineteenth-Century Iraq: The Ulama of Najaf and Karbala; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002; 272 pages

Litvak, M. & O. Bengio (eds.), The Sunna and Shi’a in History: Division and Ecumenism in the Muslim Middle East; Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011; 286 pages

Lupieri, E., The Mandaeans: The Last Gnostics; Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2001; 302 pages

Mackey, S., The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein; New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003; 416 pages

Mahdi, K., Iraq’s Economic Predicament; Reading: Ithaca Press, 2003; 388 pages

Majd, M., Iraq in World War I: From Ottoman Rule to British Conquest; Lanham: University Press Of America, 2006; 454 pages

Makiya, K., Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq; Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998; 323 pages

Marashi, I. al-, Iraq’s Armed Forces: An Analytical History; Abingdon: Routledge, 2008; 272 pages

Marcinkowski, M., Religion And Politics in Iraq: Shiite Clerics Between Quietism and Resistance; Singapore: Pustaka Nasional Pte Ltd., 2004; 131 pages

Marr, Ph., The Modern History of Iraq; Boulder: Westview Press, 2011; 496 pages

McDowall, D., A Modern History of the Kurds; London: I.B. Tauris, 2004; 504 pages

Mofid, K., The Economic Consequences of the Gulf War; Abingdon: Routledge, 1990; 208 pages

Momen, M., An Introduction to Shi’i Islam: The History and Doctrines of Twelver Shi’ism; New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987; 424 pages

Munson, P., Iraq in Transition: The Legacy of Dictatorship and the Prospects for Democracy; Dulles: Potomac Books Inc., 2009; 332 pages

Munthe, T., The Saddam Hussein Reader: Selections from Leading Writers on Iraq; Jackson: Basic Books, 2002; 556 pages

Mustafa, S., Contemporary Iraqi Fiction: An Anthology; Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2008; 202 pages

Nakash, Y., The Shi’is of Iraq; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003; 340 pages

Natali, D., The Kurds and the State: Evolving National Identity in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran; Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005; 238 pages

Natali, D., The Kurdish Quasi-state: Development and Dependency in Post-Gulf War Iraq; Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2010; 186 pages

Newton, M. & M. Scharf, Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008; 320 pages

Nivat, A., The Wake of War: Encounters with the People of Iraq and Afghanistan; Boston: Beacon Press, 2006; 320 pages

O’Leary, B., J. McGarry & K. Saleh (eds.), The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq; Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006; 384 pages

Olson, R., The Goat And the Butcher: Nationalism and State Formation in Kurdistan-Iraq Since the Iraqi War; Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, 2005; 278 pages

Pacini, A. (ed.), Christian Communities in the Arab Middle East: The Challenge of the Future; Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1998; 365 pages

Panjwani, I., The Shi’a of Samarra: The Heritage and Politics of a Community in Iraq; London: I.B. Tauris, 2012; 288 pages

Paya, A. & J. Esposito (eds.), Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World; Abingdon: Routledge, 2011; 226 pages

Phillips, D., Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco; New York: Basic Books, 2006; 304 pages

Pollock, S., Ancient Mesopotamia; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999; 272 pages

Postgate, N., Early Mesopotamia: Society and Economy at the Dawn of History; Abingdon: Routledge, 1994; 392 pages

Potter, L. & G. Sick, Iran, Iraq, and the Legacies of War; Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004; 240 pages

Randal, J., After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness? My Encounters With Kurdistan; Boulder: Westview Press, 1998; 368 pages

Rejwan, N., The Jews of Iraq: 3000 Years of History and Culture; Louisville: Fons Vitae, 2010; 290 pages

Ricks, Th., Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq; London: Penguin Press, 2006; 496 pages

Ricks, Th., The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008; London: Penguin Press, 2009; 400 pages

Ritter, S., Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the UN and Overthrow Saddam Hussein; New York: Nation Books, 2006; 336 pages

Riverbend, Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq; New York: The Feminist Press at CUNY [City University of New York],2005; 304 pages

Robson, E., Mathematics in Ancient Iraq: A Social History; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008; 472 pages

Rothfield, L., The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum; Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2009; 228 pages

Roux, G., Ancient Iraq; London: Penguin Press, 1993; 576 pages

Rudd, G., Reconstructing Iraq: Regime Change, Jay Garner, and the ORHA Story; Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011; 488 pages

Sassoon, J., Economic Policy in Iraq, 1932-1950; Abingdon, Routledge, 1987; 295 pages

Sassoon, J., Saddam Hussein’s Ba’th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011; 336 pages

Sassoon, J., The Iraqi Refugees: The New Crisis in the Middle East; London: I.B. Tauris, 2011; 272 pages

Scharf, M. & G. McNeal, Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal; Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2006; 439 pages

Shadid, A., Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War; New York: Picador, 2006, 528 pages

Shiblak, A., Iraqi Jews: A History; London: Saqi Books, 2005; 180 pages

Sifry, M., The Iraq War Reader: History, Documents, Opinions; New York: Touchstone, 2003; 736 pages

Silverfarb, D., Britain’s Informal Empire in the Middle East: A Case Study of Iraq 1929-1941; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986; 210 pages

Simon, R., Iraq Between the Two World Wars: The Militarist Origins of Tyranny; New York: Columbia University Press, 2004; 256 pages

Simon, R. & E. Tejirian (eds.), The Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921; New York: Columbia University Press, 2004; 200 pages

Simons, G., Iraq – Primus Inter Pariahs: A Crisis Chronology, 1997-98; New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999; 242 pages

Simons, G., Iraq: From Sumer to Saddam; Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004; 464 pages

Sluglett, P., Britain in Iraq: Contriving King and Country; New York: Columbia University Press, 2007; 296 pages

Springborg, R. (ed.), Oil and Democracy in Iraq; London: Saqi Books, 2007; 160 pages

Stansfield, G., Iraq: People, History, Politics; Cambridge: Polity Press, 2007; 280 pages

Stansfield, G., The Kurds and Iraq; Abingdon: Routledge, 2008; 224 pages

Stansfield, G., Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Development and Emergent Democracy; Abingdon: Routledge, 2010; 261 pages

Stewart, R., The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq; London: Penguin Press, 2006; 432 pages

Strange, G. Le, Baghdad: During the Abbasid Caliphate; New York: Cosimo Classics, 2011; 432 pages

Tarock, A., The Superpowers’ Involvement in the Iran-Iraq War; Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012; 251 pages

Tripp, Ch., A History of Iraq; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007; 386 pages

Visser, R., Basra, the Failed Gulf State: Separatism and Nationalism in Southern Iraq; Münster: Lit Verlag, 2005; 256 pages

Visser, R. & G. Stansfield (eds.), An Iraq of Its Regions: Cornerstones of a Federal Democracy?; New York: Columbia/Hurst, 2007; 288 pages

Visser, R., A Responsible End?: The United States and the Iraqi Transition, 2005-2010; Charlottesville: Just World Books, 2010; 302 pages

Warnock Fernea, E., Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village; New York: Anchor, 1995; 368 pages

West, B., The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq; New York: Random House, 2008; 464 pages

Woods, K., D. Palkki & M. Stout (eds.), The Saddam Tapes: The Inner Workings of a Tyrant’s Regime, 1978-2001; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011; 392 pages

Yildiz, K., The Kurds in Iraq: The Past, Present and Future; London: Pluto Press, 2007; 320 pages

Yousif, B., Human Development in Iraq: 1950-1990; Abingdon: Routledge, 2011; 224 pages

Zangana, H., City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman’s Account of War and Resistance; New York: Seven Stories Press, 2009; 190 pages

Zedalis, R., The Legal Dimensions of Oil and Gas in Iraq: Current Reality and Future Prospects; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009; 335 pages

Zeidel, R., A. Baram & A. Rohde (eds.), Iraq Between Occupations: Perspectives from 1920 to the Present; Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010; 288 pages