Biographies & Memoirs

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 imprisonment. Somehow Lewis made it through and, thanks in part to his fluent English, was soon offered a post in Iraqi military intelligence. The job would have made him powerful, comfortably wealthy . . . and a cog in Saddam Hussein’s massive machine of terror.

PART ONE: THE ESCAPE

Chapter 1: THE INTERROGATION

Chapter 2: THE SHADOW OF A TYRANT

Chapter 3: THE ROAD TO AL-MANSOUR

Chapter 4: A SHOT IN THE DARK

Chapter 5: BAGHDAD

Chapter 6: A JOURNEY AT NIGHT

PART TWO: NO GOING BACK

Chapter 7: AMMAN

Chapter 8: THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS

Chapter 9: CAUGHT

Chapter 10: THE SMUGGLER

Chapter 11: THE KISS

Chapter 12: A KNOCK AT THE DOOR

Chapter 13: THE DEVIL, IBLIS

Chapter 14: GOING BACK

Chapter 15: THE GENUINE MAN

EPILOGUE