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Iraq Between the Two World Wars

Iraq Between the Two World Wars

By Reeva S. Simon

Columbia University Press, 1986, 233 pp.

The main theme of this study is the dominance in Iraqi politics of former Ottoman army officers with German training and a nationalist ideology of the German type. The author makes much, indeed too much, of the German connection, although she is right in stressing the role of the military. The book is not a history of Iraq between the wars and does not displace the earlier works of Majid Khadduri, Hanna Baratu and others.