I just finished the book The Iraq War by John Keegan. If you are interested in learning some of the history of Iraq and the political intrigue that culminates in a war such as this, it is an excellent read. Keegan begins with a political history of Iraq from its days as a created-state by the British up through Hussein’s rise to power. He then covers the events of the first Gulf War up to the current lightning war in Iraq. It is a really good source and a very interesting read.
I also recently completed the audio book, Public Enemies by Bryan Burrough. It is the true story of America’s greatest crime wave and the birth of the FBI in the early 1930’s. It was a time when jurisdictions ended at county and state lines and their was no governmental law enforcement. This left a huge opportunity for clever criminals and gave rise to organized crime. It was an amazingly interesting time and a definitely entertaining read.