Out of Iraq
By (author) Lewis Alsamari
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Out of Iraq by Lewis Alsamari
Book DescriptionAged 17, Lewis Alsamari was conscripted into the Iraqi army. Things went from bad to worse once his superiors discovered his ability to speak English, and Lewis was selected for Saddam's elite, top secret intelligence service, an offer he literally could not refuse. This left him with only one option - to escape from his native land, leaving his family behind him...Going under the wire of the army compound where he was posted, Lewis was shot in the leg, making his escape - which required a gruelling journey in disguise across the desert at night with a group of Bedouin, at the mercy of ravenous wolves - all the more arduous.Against the odds, Lewis survived this trek, made it across the border into Jordan, and eventually sought asylum the UK, where he had spent his childhood. Now he had to work out how to rescue his mother, brother and sister, who had been apprehended by security forces and thrown into jail once Lewis' escape became known. The only thing which could help was money and lots of it, so Lewis fraudulently transferred GBP37,000 from the accounts of William Hill (where he had a temporary job) into his own bank, and wired it to Baghdad in order to pay the necessary bribes. But, of course, it wasn't quite that simple..."Out of Iraq" is an exhilarating and terrifying story of one man's escape from one of the harshest regimes of the modern era. It is testament both to the strength of the human spirit and to the extremes we'll go to in order to keep our loved ones safe.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552155397
(198mm x 128mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Lewis Alsamari
Lewis Alsamari was born in Iraq and spent a few years of his early childhood in the UK. He is now an actor and recently starred in Paul Greengrass's massively acclaimed film United 93, in which he plays an Al Qaeda hijacker. He now lives in London.
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