The Weight of a Mustard Seed: The Intimate Story of an Iraqi General and His Family During Thirty Years of Tyranny
“A masterly and elegantly told story that weaves together the Iraqi past and present.”
—New York Times Book Review
“A first-class investigation…that tells the reader more about the tensions of living close to power in Saddam’s dictatorship.”
The Weight of a Mustard Seed is an unprecedented and intimate account of Iraqi life under Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime, revealed through the tragic story of one of the dictator’s loyal generals. Journalist Wendell Steavenson writes thrilling nonfiction with a novelist’s flair, offering a new perspective on life inside a totalitarian regime that is as moving, compelling, and dramatic as The Kite Runner and The Bookseller of Kabul.
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I am having the hardest time thinking of something to say about The Weight of a Mustard Seed. I am just plain stuck. I liked the book, some parts more than others. I thought it was relevant to the ... Read full review
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Quite an education. This book gives not merely a historical flavour of the last thirty years in Iraq from the perspective of several characters closely associated with the regime, but an interesting ... Read full review
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