Author: Kermit Roosevelt
Kermit Roosevelt was the second son of President Theodore Roosevelt, and styled himself as an explorer and writer, in addition to an experienced soldier. He served in British Mesopotamian campaigns during World War I, and committed suicide while deployed in Alaska during World War II.

Although never in Baghdad for long at a time, I generally had occasion to spend four or five days there every other month. The life in any city is complex and interesting, but here it was especially so. We were among a totally foreign people, but the ever-felt intangible barrier of color was not present.  (More…)