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Lewis Alsamari

LEWIS ALSAMARI is an award-winning actor best known for his role as the lead hijacker in Paul Greengrass’s acclaimed film United 93. He lives in London.

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Escape from Saddam
Written by Lewis Alsamari
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | March 2009
$13.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-39402-6 (0-307-39402-6)

At the age of seventeen, Lewis Alsamari was conscripted into Saddam Hussein’s army. The training was brutal, with discipline enforced by regular beatings, and desertion punishable by mutilation or imprisonment. Somehow Lewis made it through and, thanks in part to his fluent English, was soon offered a post in Iraqi military... Read more





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