Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein, John Nixon
  • List: $15.00  |  Sale: $10.50
    Club: $7.50
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein

Author: John Nixon

Narrator: John Nixon

Unabridged: 5 hr 34 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 12/27/2016

Genre: Political Science - Political Freedom & Security - International Security

Synopsis

In December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history, US military forces captured Iraqi president Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit. Beset by body-double rumors and false alarms during a nine-month search, the Bush administration needed positive identification of the prisoner before it could make the announcement that would rocket around the world.
            At the time, John Nixon was a senior CIA leadership analyst who had spent years studying the Iraqi dictator. Called upon to make the official ID, Nixon looked for telltale scars and tribal tattoos and asked Hussein a list of questions only he could answer. The man was indeed Saddam Hussein, but as Nixon learned in the ensuing weeks, both he and America had greatly misunderstood just who Saddam Hussein really was.
            Debriefing the President presents an astounding, candid portrait of one of our era’s most notorious strongmen. Nixon, the first man to conduct a prolonged interrogation of Hussein after his capture, offers expert insight into the history and mind of America’s most enigmatic enemy. After years of parsing Hussein’s leadership from afar, Nixon faithfully recounts his debriefing sessions and subsequently strips away the mythology surrounding an equally brutal and complex man. His account is not an apology, but a sobering examination of how preconceived ideas led Washington policymakers—and the Bush White House—astray. Unflinching and unprecedented, Debriefing the President exposes a fundamental misreading of one of the modern world’s most central figures and presents a new narrative that boldly counters the received account.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Recommended

The Snowden Files The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man, Luke Harding
The Snowden Files
by Luke Harding

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Nicholas Guy Smith
Published: 10/21/2014

The Field of Fight How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael T. Flynn
The Field of Fight
by Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael T. Flynn

List: $10.99

Sale: $7.70

Club: $5.49

Narrator: Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael T. Flynn
Published: 07/12/2016

Destined for War Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?, Graham Allison
Destined for War
by Graham Allison

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Richard Ferrone
Published: 05/30/2017

Body of Secrets Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency, James Bamford
Body of Secrets
by James Bamford

List: $34.99

Sale: $24.50

Club: $17.49

Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Published: 01/24/2018

The Threat Matrix Inside Robert Mueller's FBI and the War on Global Terror, Garrett M. Graff
The Threat Matrix
by Garrett M. Graff

List: $26.98

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Dan Woren
Published: 12/12/2017

Sea Power The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
Sea Power
by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Marc Cashman
Published: 06/06/2017

Directorate S The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Steve Coll
Directorate S
by Steve Coll

List: $32.50

Sale: $22.75

Club: $16.25

Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner
Published: 02/06/2018

Spam Nation The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door, Brian Krebs
Spam Nation
by Brian Krebs

List: $14.99

Sale: $10.50

Club: $7.49

Narrator: Christopher Lane
Published: 11/18/2014

Crime in Progress Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump, Glenn Simpson
Crime in Progress
by Glenn Simpson

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Published: 11/26/2019
{"id":"1539832","ean":"9781524709143","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein","subtitle":"The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein","author":"John Nixon","rating_average":"4","narrator":"John Nixon","ubr_id":"1539832","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"15.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"9.75","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"John Nixon","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 5 hr 33 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}