Haunted Victory: The American Crusade to Destroy Saddam and Impose Democracy on Iraq explores the dynamic trajectory of beliefs, actions, and their consequences in what will forever be debated as among the most controversial and costly operations in U.S. history in terms of security, power, wealth, and hor. While many others have written about the Iraq War, William Nester unveils the moral dilemmas that entangled the George W. Bush administration and the American public through each stage of planning, selling, fighting, and attempting to end the Iraq War. He includes vivid revelations of the administration's internal tugs-of-war over whether to invade Iraq and then how to fight the war. Nester pulls punches and discloses who deserves credit for what went right and who deserves condemnation for what went wrong. In his engaging style, Nester has written a page-turner. General readers, students, and experts alike will eagerly welcome Haunted Victory for its concise and comprehensive analysis of the key facets of the Iraq War.
WILLIAM NESTER is a professor at St. John's University in New York City and the author of more than thirty books on various aspects of international relations, including three for Potomac Books: The Revolutionary Years, 1775-1789: The Art of American Power during the Early Republic (2011), The Hamiltonian Vision, 1789-1800 (2012), and The Jeffersonian Vision, 1801-1815 (2012). He lives in New York City.