Saddam: The Secret Life
The story behind one of the most brutal, tyrannical and dictatorial leaders of modern times. Since becoming president of Iraq in 1979, Saddam Hussein has systematically terrorised a nation, yet little is really known of the inner circle of his regime. Con Coughlin uses research, eye-witness accounts and information from the inner-circle of Hussein's advisors, examines the nature and execution of his tyranny as well as explaining Saddam's rise to power and continuing stranglehold over a nation. This is not simply a political biography. Saddam takes us direct to the heart of his family and private life, illuminating his complex and often contradictory personality. The turbulent world behind the closed doors of his palace is the key to the man and to his regime.