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Secret History – the Iraq War
ISBN 978 0 7496 8228 6
Publisher: Franklin Watts
It’s never too early for pupils to start understanding the inherent difficulties in the study of history – the importance of knowing whence one’s information is coming, and untangling the vested interest of the various parties concerned at every stage. Franklin Watts’ Secret History series looks at the issues underlying some of the world’s most devastating and complex conflicts, setting them out with admirable clarity and even-handedness, so readers are encouraged to analyse the data and come to their own conclusions. Simon Adams’ scholarly yet accessible exploration of the Iraq War dodges none of the controversial questions, and all of the propaganda; it may be aimed at children, but frankly, many adults would do well to put it on their reading list, too.