p class= MsoNormal style= margin: 0in 0in 0pt Exploring the key historical, political, and social underpinnings, James DeFronzo analyzes the impact of this defining war in the Middle East. The Iraq War explains the compelling and interrelated sociological and political forces that led to war, accounting for important aspects of the occupation, the development of the resistance, and the conflict's influence on other nations. Beyond a systematic study of the invasion, occupation, and the future of the U.S.-Iraq relationship, DeFronzo also covers the early history of Iraq, the British mandate, the antimonarchy revolution, and the influence of the Saddam Hussein regime and its wars- the Iran-Iraq War, the invasion of Kuwait, and the Persian Gulf War. The Iraq War provides a probing analysis of the underlying factors that devastated Iraq, shook the American political system, and helped shape political developments around the world.
p class= MsoNormal style= margin: 0in 0in 0pt James DeFronzo is emeritus faculty of sociology at the University of Connecticut. His books include Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements (Westview Press, 2007) and the award-winning three-volume encyclopaedia Revolutionary Movements in World History (2006), and he is the author of numerous articles on criminology, social policy related to crime, political sociology, and revolutionary movements.