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Titel: Three Kings: The Rise of an American Empire ...
Verlag: The New Press, New York, NY, U.S.A
Zustand: As New
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover with lightly bumped head of spine. Very sligthyl scuffed dust jacket with one tiny tear on upper leading corner. Pages are clean, binding is sound, and text remains clear throughout. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 296823
Inhaltsangabe: Three Kings reveals a story of America's scramble for political influence, oil concessions, and a new military presence based on airpower and generous American aid to shaky regimes in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and Iraq. Marshaling new and revelatory evidence from the archives, Lloyd Gardner deftly weaves together three decades of U.S. moves in the region to offer the first history of America's efforts to supplant the British empire in the Middle East. From the early efforts to support and influence the Saudi regime (including the creation of Dhahranairbase, the target of Osama bin Laden's first terrorist attack in 1996) and the CIA-engineered coup in Iran to Nasser's Egypt and, finally, the rise of Iraq as a major petroleum power, Three Kings is ''a valuable contribution to our understanding of our still-deepening involvement in this region'' (Booklist).As American policy makers and military planners grapple with the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, Gardner uncovers the largely hidden story of how the United States got into the Middle East in the first place.
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