The 1920 revolution against British occupation has been thoroughly addressed, studied and investigated by many scholars. However, Kadhim’s Reclaiming Iraq: The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State sheds light on the crucial facts that have been long neglected or intentionally ignored. The book scrutinizes the pivotal roles of the rural tribes or tribal communities, so to speak, that have ascertained the basis of the independence of Iraq in the 20th C. The author divulges authentic British documents and eyewitnesses’ memoirs, both Iraqis and British. Accordingly, Reclaiming Iraq rewrites the history of the 1920 revolution by following an approach that is mainly based on refuting all the deformities and rejecting the forged information attached to the revolution. Such allegations and deformities were consequently adopted by the subsequent royal and republican governments. The book is translated into Arabic by Hassan Nadhim.