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Overview In a highly entertaining fashion, the American wife of a prominent member of Saddam Hussein's political hierarchy chronicles her life in Iraq until she and her family dramatically escape after an attempted assassination of her husband during Saddam's purge following Desert Storm. (Motivation)
Publishers Description Dr. Diane Hassan is a native of Dothan, Alabama, and holds a B.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a M.D. degree from the University of Baghdad College of Medicine. She is a popular speaker at schools, civic clubs, churches and other organizations. She currently resides in Dothan with her husband, Dr. Hashim Hassan, an oral surgeon, and their son, Dr. Mohammed Hassan, a dentist. Angels Among Us . . . Even in Iraq is a fascinating story of love and survival, of how people can overcome any obstacle to fulfill a dream. In a highly entertaining fashion, the American wife of a prominent member of Saddam Hussein's political hierarchy chronicles her life in Iraq until she and her family dramatically escape after an attempted assassination of her husband during Saddam's purge following Desert Storm. Dr. Taha Al Baka, a former Iraqi government minister, comments, "If you are among those Americans who care about their democratic freedoms, constitutional government and due process of law, then you should read this book. You will have a greater appreciation of your country and a greater resolve to guard the basic principles on which it was founded."
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Shumez (Sunshine) In The Storm Apr 20, 2009
Dr. Hassan brings to light just what was happeing in Iraq during the time Saddam Hussein was in power. Her strong Christian beliefs are very evident has she takes us through 17 years of her life in Iraq. The reason this book is so great is the fact that Dr. Hassan did not write this book from second hand information about the situation in Iraq. Her husband was in different positions of power within goverment and had some influence. This influence almost cost him is life, as you see when you read this book. In other words, Dr Hassan was not a poor uninformed American just visiting Iraq. She herself became a Medical Doctor and gained a great deal of respect amoung the Iraqie people. It is truly difficult to do justice to this book and to give the true respect that Dr. Hassan deserves for writing this book, in this short review. Please take time to read this wounderful true story. You will find out just how wondeful the Iraqie people really are. You will also gain an apprication for what we are doing over in Iraq even now.
A Story Americans Should Read Mar 11, 2009
Dr. Hassan's story reveals life in Iraq from the late 1970s and just beyond Desert Storm. Through her life and that of her husband, she paints a picture of life in Iraq after the rise to power of Saddam Hussein--and it's not a pretty one. Readers are reassured by stories that show us people are the same everywhere. We all want to live in peace and freedom. Hers is the story of an American woman who willingly lived in this country, even in dangerous times, and fell in love with its people.