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    • Between Two Worlds

    • Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam
    • By: Zainab Salbi, Laurie Becklund
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Zainab Salbi was 11-years-old when her father was chosen to serve as Saddam Hussein's personal pilot, her family often forced to spend weekends with Saddam where he watched their every move. As a palace insider, Zainab offers a singular glimpse of what it is like to come of age under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call "uncle". She watched as Saddam pitted friends, spouses, and even children against each other to compete for his approval.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent history lesson

    • By Ella on 12-01-09

    Regular price: $20.72