Recommended Reading: Iraq

On March 20th, 2003, US missiles hit targets in Baghdad, starting our current long journey with Iraq. Four years later, how much of the conflict do you know about it? How much do you understand about the region and its internal strife?

For the month of March, the Library has compiled a recommended reading and viewing list on Iraq. A selection is below; a more complete list is linked at the end of the post. You can also view a shelf in the lobby of the Library throughout the month; all items can be checked out.


Al-Jazeera : the inside story of the Arab news channel that is challenging the West / Hugh Miles.

070.43 M643a 2005


About face? : the United States and the United Nations / Robert W. Gregg.

341.23 G819a

Guests of the Sheik : an ethnography of an Iraqi village / Elizabeth Warnock Fernea.

915.67 F364g

Chain of command : the road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib / Seymour M. Hersh.

956.70443 H572c 2005


The threatening storm : the case for invading Iraq / Kenneth M. Pollack.

956.70443 P771t 2002

Iraq to Iran: The Empire Attacks.

956.70443 R615i 2005


Electronic Resources

Matter of principle [electronic resource] : humanitarian arguments for war in Iraq / edited by Thomas Cushman.
An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view
No call number available

Human rights and societies in transition [electronic resource] : causes, consequences, responses / edited by Shale Horowitz and Albrecht Schnabel.
An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view

From Oslo to Iraq and the road map [electronic resource] / Edward W. Said ; foreword by Tony Judt ; afterword by Wadie E. Said.
An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view



Timeline: Iraq from BBC News

The CIA World Factbook–Iraq

Diary of the Director of the Iraq National Library

The Iraq Memory Foundation


Control room [videorecording] / Magnolia Pictures ; Noujaim Films; 2929 Entertainment; producers, Hani Salama, Rosadel Varela ; writers, Julia Bacha, Jehane Noujaim ; directed by Jehane Noujaim.

070.449 C764 2004


The curse of oil [videorecording] / un film écrit par Jean-Pierre Beaurenaut ; réalisation, Jean-Pierre Beaurenaut et Yves Billon ; producteur délégué, Yves Billon ; production, Didier Couëdic ; une coproduction, France 5, Les Films du Village.

333.8232 C977 2006

Iraq, the cradle of civilization [videorecording] / produced by Maryland Public Television and Central Independent Television in association with NHK Enterprises ; producer & director, Peter Spry-Leverton ; writer & presenter, Michael Wood.

935 I65

Behind the flag [videorecording] / Educational Media Associates.

956.7043 B419 1991

Soldiers pay [videorecording] / Cinema Libre distribution presents a Doc Workers release; Produced and directed by David O. Russell, Tricia Regan, Juan Carlos Zaldivar.

956.70443 S684 2005

Recommended Reading: Iraq



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  1. Thanks for this list of books about Iraq. I don’t know if I want to think about Iraq anymore, though. I guess problems are like that, though. Anyway, you could share this list and others with the Book & Reading Forums.

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