Corpus ID: 141746203

Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda

@article{Duelfer2001SaddamsBT,
  title={Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda},
  author={C. Duelfer},
  journal={Middle East Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={55},
  pages={686}
}
  • C. Duelfer
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Middle East Journal
Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda, by Khidhir Hamza with Jeff Stein. New York: Scribner, 2000. 337 pages. Index to 352. $26. Reviewed by Charles Duelfer In Saddam's Bombmaker, Dr. Khidhir Hamza and Mr. Jeff Stein have provided a personal account of the Iraqi nuclear weapons program that is interesting to read and that illuminates some key aspects of the regime's energetic quest for the most destructive weapons possible. Three… Expand
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