A native of Nasiriyah, Iraq, Hussein Hamid Hussein immigrated to the USA after earning his BS from Baghdad University, Iraq. Upon returning to Iraq to visit his dying mother, he was arrested and impressed into Saddam Hussein’s “People’s Army.” Treated like a slave for fifteen years, he was forced to fight an unwinnable war against Iran. Eventually, he was able to return to the USA where he had previously earned a MS degree at Marshal University (WV) and a PhD at Middle Tennessee State University (TN). Now retired, he lives with his wife, a faculty member at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), in Little Rock, AR.
A remarkable tale of survival through brutal conditions and perseverance
in the face of injustice. As the repercussions of personal principles
in conflict with political reality unfold, we are left to wonder… Could
one decision leave us at Hell’s Gate?
– Kerrey Roberto, Little Rock, Arkansas
Those seeking strength in times of extreme stress and political turmoil will find solace in Dr. Hussein’s story. His commitment to family, friends, and the ideals of democracy has been harshly tested over a lifetime.
– Linda Williams, Author, Earth Science Demystified
Hell’s Gate is a dark, yet moving story about a dedicated husband, father, and unwilling warrior fighting to survive horrific conditions buoyed by the hope of reuniting with his family in America. A disturbing, but inspiring recollection of a life unimaginable by most. Dr. Hussein is a hero, a survivor, and an inspiration.
– Doreen Mattes, Little Rock, Arkansas