The Death Lobby: How the West Armed Iraq

by Kenneth R. Timmerman

Click here to read biographical information

 

Publication history

Published in the U.S. by Houghton Mifflin in 1991, The Death Lobby subsequently appeared as a Bantom paperback in Britain in 1992 (pictured above), and was published in French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, and Farsi..

While some of those foreign language editions may still be in print, the book is also available on back order from Amazon.com .

I have made available certain excerpts here. For information on how to contact the various publishers to obtain foreign language editions, see below.

The book was well-received, and is still considered the "Bible" on Iraq's arms industry by many experts. But don't take my word for it. Read what the critics say.

 

The Death Lobby Contents

(Note: Click on underlined chapters for excerpts available on-line)

Map of Iraqi Weapons Plants

 

How to contact the publishers to obtain copies

British paperback edition published by Bantom Books, December 1992

(Note: This is the only English-language edition still in print)

Bantam Books
61-63 Uxbridge Road
London W5 5SA
Tel: 44 181 579-2652. Fax: 44 181 579-5479

Original U.S. edition published November 1991 by:

Houghton Mifflin
215 Park Avenue South
New York, NY
Tel: 212 420-5800. Fax: 212 420-5850.
For book orders: 1800 225-3362.

British edition published in hardback in January 1992 by:

Fourth Estate
289 Westbourne Grove
London W11 2QA
Tel: 44-171 727-8993. Fax: 44-171 792-3176

French edition published in November 1991 by:

Editions Calmann Levy
3, rue Auber
Paris 75009 - France
Tel: 33-1-47 42 38 33 Fax: 33-1-47 42 77 81
Title: Le Lobby de la Mort

Dutch edition published in December 1991 by:

Tirion
Baarn, Netherlands
Title: Der Judaskus

Portuguese edition published in March 1992 by:

Editora Objectiva
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Title: O Lobby da Morte

Danish edition published in July 1992 by:

Vinten
Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: Dodens Spekulanter

Farsi version published in 1994 by

Dessa Books
Sendoog Pastee
Tehran - 15785-5919 - Iran
Tel: 7744744 or 7744745. Fax: 7734745
Title: Soodahgar-e Marg.
This appears to be a bootlegged version.
 

Turkish edition published in 2002 by

Avesta Basin Yayin
Reklam Tanitim Muzik Dagitim Ltd
Mesrutiyet Caddesi
Ozbek Ishani 136/4
Beyoglu/Istanbul
Tel: ?212-251-71-39
Title:Ölüm Lobisi
With an Introduction by Kendal Nezan

 

What the Critics say

• "A devastating and persuasive indictment of Governmental stupidity, bureaucratic incompetence and corporate greed that enabled the Iraqi war machine to become the monster we had to face in the fall of 1990."

- Frederick Forsyth, author of The Fist of God, Day of the Jackal, etc.

• "The pages of this book are filled with carefully researched information about how greed for profits leads companies to support an unscrupulous dictator by readily supplying him with the means of slaughtering defenseless people."

- Simon Wiesenthal

• "well-documented and thoroughly readable... The Death Lobby describes a global arms supply system that is almost completely out of control."

- The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

• "This strongly documented book is essential reading... For an understanding of the Gulf war and the enemy's powerful arsenal, The Death Lobby is in a class by itself."

- The New York Times

• "He names names - scores of major corporations that provided components or expertise... This book has refocused our attention."

- Wall Street Journal