Saddam Hussein the ruler of Iraq published four books in total. All of his works were published under the pen-name 'the author', which was done out of humility. Although the Iraqi government included the books on the nations' syllabus for Iraqi schools. After the war the Saddam's books enjoyed something of a renaissance with official copies and bootleg copies of his last book selling out.
Men and the City is a 320-page novel by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein It also focuses on the rise of the Ba'ath Party and several of Saddam's relatives including his uncle. The hero of the novel is a character named Saleh but it is widely assumed that the novel is a thinly veiled autobiography of Saddam himself.
Although there are some suggestions that the text was ghost written, a review of Men and the City by Sa'adoon Al-Zubaydi, Saddam Hussein's presidential translator confirms that Saddam was indeed the author: