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The Resource Banking on Baghdad : inside Iraq's 7,000-year history of war, profit and conflict, Edwin Black

Banking on Baghdad : inside Iraq's 7,000-year history of war, profit and conflict, Edwin Black

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Banking on Baghdad : inside Iraq's 7,000-year history of war, profit and conflict
Title
Banking on Baghdad
Title remainder
inside Iraq's 7,000-year history of war, profit and conflict
Statement of responsibility
Edwin Black
Title variation
Banking on Baghdad
Title variation remainder
inside Iraqs 7,000-year history of war, profit and conflict
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Banking on Baghdad, Edwin Black chronicles the 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, Black pinpoints why today, just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's resources - and remains determined to acquire and protect them. Banking on Baghdad documents the many ways Iraq's recent history mirrors its tumultuous past." "Black documents a long record of war profiteering in Iraq and takes a hard look at the corporations currently doing business there. With access to numerous oil company archives, the papers of a half dozen governments, and numerous other primary sources yielding some 50,000 documents, Banking on Baghdad tells a monumental story 7,000 years in the making."
  • "From the annihilation of Baghdad by the Mongol Horde in 1258 to the lightning charge of American battle tanks in 2003, Iraq's history is defined by the blood spilt on its soil. Now, Banking on Baghdad provides the historical context lacking from the political discourse in the news media and in Washington circles. It argues that Iraq's future is inextricably linked to its tempestuous history, and that the ongoing conflict there may become just another tragic chapter in that country's long and calamitous record."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
The award-winning journalist chronicles the confluence of money, greed, and oil that have made Iraq a locus for conquerers, exposing the profiteering underlying the current war in Iraq. 75,000 first printing. Serial rights, Barron's
Biography type
individual biography
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173380
Cataloging source
DLC
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Black, Edwin
Dewey number
956.70443
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Iraq
Target audience
general
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inside Iraq's 7,000-year history of war, profit and conflict
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Banking on Baghdad : inside Iraq's 7,000-year history of war, profit and conflict, Edwin Black
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Have a nice day -- Ch. 2. The cradle of commerce -- Ch. 3. Robbing the cradle -- Ch. 4. The three Ottoman provinces -- Ch. 5. The sick man -- Ch. 6. Oil -- Ch. 7. The race to monopolize -- Ch. 8. Mr. five percent -- Ch. 9. Fuel and fuse -- Ch. 10. Invasion -- Ch. 11. The proclamation -- Ch. 12. Chaos and conquest -- Ch. 13. The undeclared country -- Ch. 14. Jihad against Britain -- Ch. 15. The red line -- Ch. 16. The Nazi intersection -- Ch. 17. The price of prejudice -- Ch. 18. The three gulfs
Control code
000026095540
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi., 471 p., [8]p. of plates
Isbn
9780471671862
Other physical details
ill., ports., maps on inside covers
Label
Banking on Baghdad : inside Iraq's 7,000-year history of war, profit and conflict, Edwin Black
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Have a nice day -- Ch. 2. The cradle of commerce -- Ch. 3. Robbing the cradle -- Ch. 4. The three Ottoman provinces -- Ch. 5. The sick man -- Ch. 6. Oil -- Ch. 7. The race to monopolize -- Ch. 8. Mr. five percent -- Ch. 9. Fuel and fuse -- Ch. 10. Invasion -- Ch. 11. The proclamation -- Ch. 12. Chaos and conquest -- Ch. 13. The undeclared country -- Ch. 14. Jihad against Britain -- Ch. 15. The red line -- Ch. 16. The Nazi intersection -- Ch. 17. The price of prejudice -- Ch. 18. The three gulfs
Control code
000026095540
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi., 471 p., [8]p. of plates
Isbn
9780471671862
Other physical details
ill., ports., maps on inside covers

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