City of Peace, City of Blood

    Justin Marozzi

    Allen Lane 2014

    Hardback 507pp Illustrated

    9781846143137   Product Code: 23484

    When US troops entered Baghdad in 2003, they became the latest participants in a drama stretching back 13 centuries. The 'City of Peace', seat of a glittering Islamic civilization and home to astronomers, mathematicians, poets and musicians, has often been one of the most violent places on Earth. This compelling new history - the first in English for almost a century - examines Baghdad's changing fortunes, from its foundation by the caliph al-Mansur to Saddam Hussein.

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