Author(s): Patrick Cockburn
Muqtada al-Sadr's men are killing more British troops than any other group in the world today. Cleric, militia leader and fiercely anti-American politician, Muqtada's combination of nationalism and religious fervour appealed to countless angry and impoverished Shias, and as US control of Iraq disintegrates, the likelihood increases that he will assume total power in the Shia areas of the country. In a compelling narrative, award-winning war correspondent Patrick Cockburn charts Muqtada's rise to power, his links with Hizbullah and the Iranians and his confrontation with the American and British military, combining first hand accounts with vivid and dismaying reportage of the civil war now raging in a fractured country.
2008. A near fine, unmarked copy.