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The Resource Debriefing the president : the interrogation of Saddam Hussein, John Nixon

Debriefing the president : the interrogation of Saddam Hussein, John Nixon

Label
Debriefing the president : the interrogation of Saddam Hussein
Title
Debriefing the president
Title remainder
the interrogation of Saddam Hussein
Statement of responsibility
John Nixon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history, US military forces captured Iraqi president Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit. Beset by body-double rumors and false alarms during a nine-month search, the Bush administration needed positive identification of the prisoner before it could make the announcement that would rocket around the world. At the time, John Nixon was a senior CIA leadership analyst who had spent years studying the Iraqi dictator. Called upon to make the official ID, Nixon looked for telltale scars and tribal tattoos and asked Hussein a list of questions only he could answer. The man was indeed Saddam Hussein, but as Nixon learned in the ensuing weeks, both he and America had greatly misunderstood just who Saddam Hussein really was. Debriefing the President presents an astounding, candid portrait of one of our era’s most notorious strongmen. Nixon, the first man to conduct a prolonged interrogation of Hussein after his capture, offers expert insight into the history and mind of America’s most enigmatic enemy. After years of parsing Hussein’s leadership from afar, Nixon faithfully recounts his debriefing sessions and subsequently strips away the mythology surrounding an equally brutal and complex man. His account is not an apology, but a sobering examination of how preconceived ideas led Washington policymakers—and the Bush White House—astray. Unflinching and unprecedented, Debriefing the President exposes a fundamental misreading of one of the modern world’s most central figures and presents a new narrative that boldly counters the received account
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nixon, John
Dewey number
956.7044/3
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.66.H87
LC item number
N59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hussein, Saddam
  • Hussein, Saddam
  • Nixon, John
  • Iraq
Label
Debriefing the president : the interrogation of Saddam Hussein, John Nixon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: unfinished business -- Holy shit, it's Saddam! -- Dare to be right -- Destination Baghdad -- Winging it -- Getting under Saddam's fingernails -- The Persian menace -- Turbans in politics -- Death to Shiites and Zionists -- Saddam blows his top -- Deep dive in the Oval Office -- Crosswise with the president -- In the shadow of his father -- The first draft of history -- Leaving with regrets -- Epilogue: a hanging in the middle of the night
Control code
sky284064117
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780399575815
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016047934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
am 01/17
Label
Debriefing the president : the interrogation of Saddam Hussein, John Nixon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: unfinished business -- Holy shit, it's Saddam! -- Dare to be right -- Destination Baghdad -- Winging it -- Getting under Saddam's fingernails -- The Persian menace -- Turbans in politics -- Death to Shiites and Zionists -- Saddam blows his top -- Deep dive in the Oval Office -- Crosswise with the president -- In the shadow of his father -- The first draft of history -- Leaving with regrets -- Epilogue: a hanging in the middle of the night
Control code
sky284064117
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780399575815
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016047934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
am 01/17

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