"Will allow readers to engage deeply with Iraqi citizens' lives over the last century."

 "Written in an accessible style to interest students and general readers as well as scholars, this history highlights the lives and perspectives of ordinary Iraqis of all ethnicities and religious backgrounds."
--Book News Inc

 “Gives voice to ordinary Iraqis, clarifying the experience of Shi'is, Sunnis, Kurds, Jews and women over the past century… offers raw history, untainted and unfiltered by modern political frameworks, interpretations, or opinions, representing a refreshing new approach to the study of Iraq.”
--The Muslim World Book Review

 “For anyone interested in learning more about American involvement in Iraq since 1990, Dr. Holden’s Documentary History of Modern Iraq is a good place to begin.”
--H-Net Review in the Humanities & Social Sciences