Leading scholars consider Iraq's history and strategic importance from the vantage point of its residents, neighbors (Iran, Turkey, and Kurdistan), and the Great Powers.
Here is a well-executed collective effort to present...the Iraqi-British story...A succinct yet comprehensive account of this period.
L. Carl Brown
"A concise and multifaceted overview of the circumstances that led to the creation of modern Iraq out of the ruins of the Ottoman empire." -Totalitarian Movements & Political Religions
Preface, by Gary G. SickIntroduction, by Reeva S. Simon and Eleanor H. TejirianChapter 1: The View from Basra: Southern Iraq's Reaction to War and Occupation, 1915-1925, by Judith S. YapheChapter 2: The View from Baghdad, by Reeva S. SimonChapter 3: Mosul Questions: Economy, Identity, and Annexation, by Sarah ShieldsChapter 4: The Evolution of the Iran-Iraq Border, by Lawrence G. PotterChapter 5:A Kemalist Gambit: A View of the Political Negotiations in the Determination of the Turkish-Iraqi Border, by David CuthellChapter 6: Kurds and the Formation of the State of Iraq, 1917-1932, by M. R. IzadyChapter 7: The Oil Resources of Iraq: Their Role in the Policies of the Great Powers, by George E. GruenChapter 8: Russia from Empire to Revolution, by Peter J. SinnottChapter 9: Britain, France, and the Diplomatic Agreements, by David FromkinChapter 10: The United States, the Ottoman Empire, and the Postwar Settlement, by Eleanor H. TejirianPostscriptAdditional Readings