In March 2003, the New York Times prepared a reading list about Iraq, the 1991 war and recent events in the Persian Gulf. The books are ordered by date, beginning with the most recent. The Times provided a brief annotation for each title. These can be seen by clicking HERE.


Anthony Swofford Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles (2003)
Con Coughlin Saddam: King of Terror (2002)
Kenneth M. Pollack The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq (2002)
Sandra Mackey The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein (2002)
Khidhir Hamza & Jeff Stein Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda (2000)
Richard Butler The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Crisis of Global Security (2000)
Andrew Cockburn & Patrick Cockburn Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein (1999)
Scott Ritter Endgame: Solving the Iraq Problem - Once and for All (1999)
George Bush & Brent Scowcroft A World Transformed (1998)
Susan Meiselas Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History (1998)`
Colin L. Powell & Joseph E. Persico My American Journey (1995)
Michael R. Gordon & Bernard E. Trainor The Generals' War: The Inside Story of the Conflict in the Gulf (1995)
Peter Arnett Live from the Battlefield, From Vietnam to Baghdad: 35 Years in the World's War Zones (1994)
Kanan Makiya Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World (1993)
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf with Peter Petre It Doesn't Take a Hero (1992)
Robert Wiener Live from Baghdad: Gathering News at Ground Zero (1992)
Roger Cohen & Claudio Gatti In the Eye of the Storm: The Life of Gen. H. Normon Schwarzkopf (1991)
Elaine Sciolino The Outlaw State: Saddam Hussein's Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis (1991)
Bob Woodward The Commanders (1991)
Tony Horwitz Baghdad Without a Map: And Other Misadventures in Arabia (1991)
Judith Miller & Laurie Mylroie Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf (1990)
Samir Al-Khalil Republic of Fear: The Inside Story of Saddam's Iraq (1990)