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Saddam Hussein: A Life From Beginning to End

By: Hourly History
Narrated by: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith
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From his humble beginnings as a farmhand working on tribal Iraqi land to becoming the president of Iraq for more than two decades, Saddam Hussein’s life story is nothing short of extraordinary. Transforming Iraq first into a prosperous nation then into a war-ravaged shell of its former self, Hussein is one of the key figures of the late 20th and early 21st century. 

From this audiobook, you will learn about:

  • From poor peasant to revolutionist
  • An assassin, a Ba’athist, and a married man
  • Improving Iraq’s economy, health care, and education
  • The Iran-Iraq War
  • The Gulf War
  • US invasion and Hussein’s execution
  • And much more

America nicknamed Saddam “The Butcher of Baghdad” for the atrocities he committed during his reign. The exact number of Iraqi who were killed is unknown, but estimates suggest up to 100,000 Kurds and 100,000 Iraqi civilians and rebels were killed by the Hussein regime. Hussein lost his own life at the hands of his people, executed for his crimes in 2006.

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"The Life Story of Saddam"

Loved it. Most interesting moment was when finding out, what really motivated Saddam to invade Kuwait in August 1990.