“A masterly and elegantly told story that weaves together the Iraqi past and present.”schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
—New York Times Book Review
“A first-class investigation…that tells the reader more about the tensions of living close to power in Saddam’s dictatorship.”
The Weight of a Mustard Seed is an unprecedented and intimate account of Iraqi life under Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime, revealed through the tragic story of one of the dictator’s loyal generals. Journalist Wendell Steavenson writes thrilling nonfiction with a novelist’s flair, offering a new perspective on life inside a totalitarian regime that is as moving, compelling, and dramatic as The Kite Runner and The Bookseller of Kabul.