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Banking on Baghdad: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict

Edwin Black
Format
Book
Published
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c2004.
Language
English
ISBN
047167186X (cloth)
Summary
In emphasizing the symbiosis of oil profits and Western imperialism in the making of modern Iraq, Black (IBM and the Holocaust) and a team of 30 researchers (whom he credits) have unearthed a wealth of historical detail, but not a satisfying framework for it.
Contents
  • From cradle to crossroads
  • Have a nice day
  • The cradle of commerce
  • Robbing the cradle
  • Three Ottoman provinces
  • The sick man
  • Fumes
  • Oil
  • The race to monopolize
  • Mr. Five Percent
  • Fuel and fuse
  • War and petropolitics
  • Invasion
  • The proclamation
  • Chaos and conquest
  • The undeclared country
  • Jihad against Britain
  • The red line
  • The continuing conflict
  • The Nazi intersection
  • The price of prejudice
  • The three gulfs.
Description
xxi, 471 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-450) and index.
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