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
Inhaltsangabe: As American policy makers ponder a strategy for withdrawal from Iraq, one of our preeminent diplomatic historians uncovers the largely hidden story of how the United States got into the Middle East in the first place.
A breathtaking recovery of decisions taken, brazen motives, and backroom dealings, Three Kings is the first history of America's efforts to supplant the British Empire in the Middle East, during and following World War II. From F.D.R. to L.B.J., this is the 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, Gardner deftly weaves together three decades of U.S. moves in the region, chronicling the early efforts to support and influence the Saudi regime (including the creation of Dhahran air base, the target of Osama bin Laden's first terrorist attack in 1996), the CIA-engineered coup in Iran, Nasser's Egypt, and, finally, the rise of Iraq as a major petroleum power.
Here, the tangled threads of oil, U.S. military might, Western commercial interests, and especially the Israel-Palestine question are visible from the very beginning of "The American Century"--a history with frightening relevance for the distant prospect of peace and stability in the region today.
From the Publisher: A magisterial history of America's ascent in the Middle East during and after World War II--the essential, untold backstory to America's current predicament in the Middle East and in the world--by an eminent historian
Titel: Three Kings: The Rise of an American Empire ...
Verlag: The New Press
Zustand: As New
Buchbeschreibung The New Press, New York, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Hardcover. Light exterior shelfwear; a few marks on page block; pages are clean and sound, with all text clear. TS. Used. Artikel-Nr. 435052
Buchbeschreibung The New Press, New York, 2009. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Hardcover. Few superficial marks on jacket. Lower leading corners and spine foot of jacket and hardcover are very lightly bumped. Very few, very faint marks on page block. Pages are sound, and all content remains clear. TS. Used. Artikel-Nr. 407509