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BOOKS
The works below are organized into four categories - Shia studies, history prior to 2003, post-2003 events, and the Kurds.

Shia Studies
The Arab Shia: The Forgotten Muslims, Graham Fuller & Rend Rahim Francke
The Charismatic Community: Shi'ite Identity in Early Islam, Maria Massi Dakake
Shi'i Scholars of Nineteenth-Century Iraq: The Ulama and Najaf and Karbala, Meir Litvak
The Shi'is of Iraq, Yitzhak Nakash
Reaching for Power: The Shi'a in the Modern Arab World, Yitzhak Nakash
The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq, Faleh A. Jabar
A New Muslim Order: The Shia and the Middle East Sectarian Crisis, Nicolas Pelham
The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future, Vali Nasr
Transnational Shia Politics: Religious and Political Networks in the Gulf Laurence Louer
Muqtada: Muqtada Al-Sadr, The Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq Patrick Cockburn

General Historical Interest Prior to 2003
A History of Iraq, Charles Tripp
Iraq: A Political History from Independence to Occupation, Adeeb Dawisha
Saddam: His Rise and Fall, Con Coughlin
Republic of Fear, Kanan Makiya
U.S. Policy in Post-Saddam Iraq: Lessons from the British Experience, Michael Eisenstadt and Eric Mathewson
Hide and Seek: The Search for Truth in Iraq, Charles Duelfer
An Iraq of its Regions: Cornerstones of a Federal Democracy?, Reidar Visser & Gareth Stansfield

Post-2003
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, Michael R. Gordon and Bernard e. Trainor
The Iraq War, John Keegan
The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq, Fouad Ajami
The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq, Rory Stewart
Bad Days in Basra: My Turbulent Time as Britain's Man in Southern Iraq, Hilary Synnott
Occupying Iraq: A History of the Coalition Provisional Authority, RAND
Revolt on the Tigris: The Al-Sadr Uprising and the Governing of Iraq, Mark Etherington
Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq, Ahmed S. Hashim
The Intelligence Wars: Lessons from Baghdad, Steven K. O'Hern
My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope, Paul Bremer
The Islamic Paradox: Shiite Clerics, Sunni Fundamentalists, and the Coming of Arab Democracy, Reuel Marc Gerecht
Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile and Upheaval in the Middle East, Deborah Amos
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, Thomas E. Ricks
The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008, Thomas E. Ricks
The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq, Bing West
The Surge: A Military History, Kimberly Kagan

Kurds
Invisible Nation: How the Kurds' Quest for Statehood is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East, Quil Lawerence
The Kurds: Nationalism and Politics, Faleh A. Jaber, Hosham Dawod