Iraq has been the topic of discussion for many years. Experts in warfare and post-war situations have written lots of books about the situation of Iraq. By reading these books you will be able to get different perspectives about the war and the present condition of the people of the country. Here are some books worth reading.

The Occupation of Iraq

By – Ali A Allawi

The author of this book is a historian and is a senior politician as well. He was a minister after the overthrow of Saddam Hussain. He kept notes of all the events that occurred at that time. You will learn things from someone who was already there. The book uses an academic approach to looking into things.

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

By – Thomas Ricks

The author is a journalist and has spent years in Iraq during the time of conflict. You will get a perspective from the American side by reading this book. You will learn about the various groups like Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds. You will learn how internal politics affects the people’s lives. This book will tell you what the Americans thought about the war and the condition of Iraq.


By – Nir Rosen

The author is a reporter who spent many years in Iraq during the war. He spoke to the Sunni guerrillas who were fighting against the Shia governments and the Americans. You will get a brief of what happened when the US attacked Iraq. You will know how military occupation in a country can create local opposition and violence in the country.

The Iraq War: A History Just For Kids!

By – KidCaps

Here, you will get an insight into the Iraq War that took place between 2003 and 2011. You will learn why the war took place in the first place. You will know how it all started from the Gulf War that was fought in 1991.

These books will tell you why the war took place and what the consequences of the war were. If you want to know about Iraq, these are the best books to read.