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Escape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom

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  • Title: Escape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom
  • Author: Lewis Alsamari
  • ISBN: 9780307394019
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Hardcover

↠ Escape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom Ð Lewis Alsamari, Escape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom, Lewis Alsamari, Escape from Saddam the Incredible True Story of One Man s Journey to Freedom At the age of seventeen Lewis Alsamari was conscripted into Saddam Hussein s army The training was brutal with discipline enforced by regular beatings and desertion punishable by mutilation or imprisonment Somehow Lewis made it through and thanks in part to his fluent English was soon offered a post in Iraqi militar

Escape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom

↠ Escape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom Ð Lewis Alsamari ↠ Escape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom Ð Lewis Alsamari - Escape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom, Escape from Saddam the Incredible True Story of One Man s Journey to Freedom At the age of seventeen Lewis Alsamari was conscripted into Saddam Hussein s army The training was brutal with discipline enforced by regular beatings and desertion punishable by mutilation or impr Escape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom

  • ↠ Escape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom Ð Lewis Alsamari
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Escape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom

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  1. Easy fast read that was also quite enlightening and educational It is all about the desire and difficulties of one person trying to get out of Iraq in the early 90s Then how he tried to rescue the rest of his family.It was challenging because I was born with an American passport and can pretty much walk into any country in the world unannounced The author had to fight, run, steal, and hide his way just to get to a country so he might be able to fight, run, steal, and hide his way AGAIN to get to [...]


  2. This is a good book but the thing that stayed with me was Lewis Alsamari s teenage feelings for a girl while he was on the run It was just a brief not so deep feeling it was infatuation really for the girl but it somehow stayed with me I pondered for a longtime about what he would have done to get the girl if he was not on the run from Iraq.


  3. Over the past decades, American media has filled our ears with news of Saddam Hussein and Iraq Through a read such as Lewis Alsamari s account, the reader receives an insider s perspective on life in the war ravaged, tyrant controlled country His account touches on the effects of Saddam s reign of terror upon both his personal life and that of his family Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird advised Scout to walk around in the other person s shoes to grasp a glimpse of what his life is like a [...]


  4. I randomly stumbled upon this book at a thrift store and, while it isn t the kind of book I usually seek out, I ended up grabbing it because it looked interesting And it ended up being quite the page turner This book will remind you that what you take for granted, being born into western civilization, the idea of liberty, is a remote abstract idea that a good portion of the world s population doesn t possess The little liberties are what struck home for me, from not having access to bananas and [...]


  5. Sarmed Alsamari grows up in Iraq and when he is drafted into the Iraqi army, he knows he must leave He does not agree with nor want to help serve Saddam Hussein and his sadistic regime With the help of his dear uncle, Sarmed is able to escape to Syria, but it is through tense negotiations and a few false starts He eventually makes it to England but has to return to the Middle East and help the rest of his family escape to freedom I was on the edge of my seat a few times, quite sure his new ident [...]


  6. Exceptionally well written for someone who is not a native English speaker, although it may have been ghosted, I m not sure It was an interesting look into the difficulties of escaping an oppressed country, and the author comes across as a genuinly likable guy with the exception of the political ran in the appendix Overall it was a very good read and I would recommend it even if you care nothing about middle east politics because that is not what this book is about.


  7. It was a fascinating and interesting story about a young boy who lives in Iraq under the regime of Saddam Hoesein He and his family went through so much difficulties to escape this land of horror I m glad I read it, now I feel even blessed with my life and I know I should be a lot thankful This book is great for everyone who likes real stories and wants to know about Iraq.


  8. I cannot imagine living in fear and oppression the way the Iraqi people did when Saddam was in power This book recounted one man s narrow escape and his attempts to make a life for himself while wondering how to get his family out as well I found it very interesting and it made me stop and appreciate all the freedoms we enjoy in the USA


  9. its hard to give this a 4, because there was nothing wrong with it it just wasn t something that changed my life kind of thing I read this while I was on my own kind of adventure, and I loved getting up every morning and reading it with my coffee it is moving, very revealing about Saddam era Iraq, and the general area and its customs as well A great story.


  10. If you can get by the rough translations and movie script tone, this true story is worth the read I m not sure what has been verified, but it seems to be an accurate depiction of what I have read elsewhere and heard from refugees Billed as a thriller it s actually a non fiction account and gives insight into the difficulties of escaping oppression.


  11. Alsamari describes his journey from his school days in Iraq, to joining the Iraqi army as a teen, escaping from the army, later helping his family escape, and then eventually becoming an actor in Hollywood It s very, very interesting and eye opening as to what people in war ravaged and oppressive countries go through for freedom Makes me appreciate what I take for granted.


  12. Escape from Saddam by Lewis Alsamari is a pretty good autobiography, especially if you re interested in learning about Middle Eastern politics from an insider It centers around Lewis Alsamari, a boy who lived in Iraq during Saddam Hussein s reign Click here to continue


  13. I personally thought that the whole book would be about his escape just from Iraq This book made me realize that it is a real blessing to live in America This book was really good ,and I enjoyed it cover to cover.


  14. This was a terrific book Very fascinating to get a first hand look at life under the Saddam Hussein reign and how it affected one family the difficult choices one man made and how his whole familywas changed I highly recommend this book


  15. Utterly gripping Makes me so grateful to have been born in the West Fantastic account of what life would have felt like under the dictator.




  16. Fresh insight into the Saddam regime from an Iraqi s point of view such atrocities never imagined and told by the press.





  17. I COULDN T PUT THIS DOWN IT IS DIFFICULT TO BELIEVE IN THIS DAY AND AGE THAT SUCH BARBARIC RULE EXISTED THE BOOK IS RIVETING


  18. This book is incredible because it is nothing that I can even begin to imagine The way people treat other people is amazing How can it be


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