The Prisoner in His Palace

The Prisoner in His Palace

Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid

Book - 2017
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Documents the story of twelve young American soldiers deployed to Iraq in the summer of 2006 who were assigned to guard Saddam Hussein in the months before his execution, a responsibility that raised life-changing questions about their beliefs and Hussein's character.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501117831
Branch Call Number: 956.70443 H964B 2017
Characteristics: xix, 246 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 05, 2017

A fascinating book about the minding of Saddam Hussein by the US military after he was captured. The book covers the time from arrest and incarceration to trial and his eventual death by hanging.

Did you know Saddam liked a vegetable omelet for breakfast? or that he wrote poetry ?

The super 12 were the soldiers put in charge of Saddam 24/7. It was interesting to find out the day-to-day routines and habits of the Iraqi dictator and what the lives of those in charge of taking care of him were like.


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