This guide responds to huge public interest in both Iraq and its people and is less a travel guide and more of an objective account of Saddam's regime as a whole, and the build-up to the recent conflict.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THEN 1) The Ancient Kingdoms; 2) Ummayads, Abbasids and Ottomans; 3) The Emergence Of Modern Iraq PART TWO: NOW 4) Saddam's Iraq; 5) Life Under Sanctions; 6) The 2003 War Without End; 7) Post-Saddam Iraq: New Dawn Or Breakfast In Hell?; 8) Iraqi Voices PART THREE: THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE 9) The North; 10) Baghdad and Central Iraq; 11) The South; 12) Culture; 13) Iraq's archaeological heritage; 14) The Iraqis in Exile; APPENDICES: Further reading, Information for Travelers
Karen Dabrowska, author of Iraq: The Bradt Travel Guide, completed an MA in International Journalism at City University, London. She is a correspondent of Jana News Agency and Assistant Editor of Islamic Tourism Magazine. In 2004 she set up a website: www.anotherIraq.com. Veteran overland and adventure tour operator, Geoff Hann proprietor Hinterland Travel, has led two trips to Iraqi Kurdistan in 2007 and the first and only trip for foreigners to Iraq after the toppling of Saddam's regime. He also leads trips to Afghanistan, Kashmir and other challenging destinations.