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NEW BOOK FOR 2008 BY GEOFF SIMONS

THEY DESTROYED IRAQ AND CALLED IT FREEDOM
THEY DESTROYED IRAQ AND CALLED IT FREEDOM by GEOFF SIMONS
This devastatingly graphic text charts the course of the US-led occupation of Iraq in unprecedented detail from the 2003 invasion to the start of the military 'surge' in early 2007. A month-by-month chronology - often conveyed with harrowing focus - addresses all the main elements of this unfolding catastrophe. The author describes military activities, the impact on the Iraqi civilian population, the gross neglect by coalition and insurgent forces of basic human rights, and the shifting political postures of the US Government and the Iraqi authorities. Simons' account traces the evolution of Iraq's nominal state power from the Iraqi Governing Council through the adoption of a new Constitution and restrictive nationwide elections, purportedly intended to establish democracy but, in truth, encouraging sectarian divisions and social chaos. The book also includes shocking thematic chapters on the predatory role of international corporations, the suffering of civilians, the widespread use of torture and the relevance of domestic and international law. Such material clearly illuminates the most disastrous Western foreign policy in recent times. ISBN: 978 0 9557463 1 4 (paperback) £16.99 (RRP) ISBN: 978 0 9557463 0 7 (hardback) £24.99 (RRP) Published: April 2008 by Legacy Publishing Ltd 448 pages, 234 x 156 mm

Comments on Geoff Simons’ work include: ‘Superb…it ought to be in every library…a major contribution’ Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney-General ‘Simons is a careful researcher’ Victoria Brittain, New Statesman and Society ‘Really great’ Harold Pinter, Nobel Laureate ‘I am amazed to see what Simons has been accomplishing’ Professor Noam Chomsky, MIT ‘Books by Simons can be bought with confidence’ The Times

Geoff Simons, a former Chief Editor, has written nearly 60 books - half of them on history, philosophy and international politics. His work is on university reading lists and has been translated into many languages. Legacy Publishing Ltd is also publishing Nuclear Nightmares by Geoff Simons - scheduled for February 2009.

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