BANKING ON BAGHDAD: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New Jersey: John Wiley, 2004. First edition - This book 'chronicles the dramatic and tragic history of a land long the center of world commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking, and other corporate interests in Iraq, Black reveals that today, just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's resources-and remains committed to acquiring and protecting them. .. Black does not shy away from the uncomfortable truth that foreign governments, including our own, have playe a role in the Iraq we know today. He documents a long record of war profiteering...' As he comments at the end of the book 'the policymakers knew that what was at stake was more the freedom of a few million people in Iraq; it was the prize beneath their feet.' An important and very timely book, well-documented with very extensive notes and references (almost 75 pages). 449 pp.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy)