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The Resource Lords of the desert : the battle between the United States and Great Britain for supremacy in the modern Middle East, James Barr

Lords of the desert : the battle between the United States and Great Britain for supremacy in the modern Middle East, James Barr

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Lords of the desert : the battle between the United States and Great Britain for supremacy in the modern Middle East
Title
Lords of the desert
Title remainder
the battle between the United States and Great Britain for supremacy in the modern Middle East
Statement of responsibility
James Barr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Using newly declassified records and long-forgotten memoirs, including the diaries of a key British spy, James Barr tears up the conventional interpretation of this era in the Middle East, vividly portraying the tensions between London and Washington, and shedding an uncompromising light on the murkier activities of a generation of American and British diehards in the region, from the battle of El Alamein in 1942 to Britain's abandonment of Aden in 1967. Reminding us that the Middle East has always served as the arena for great power conflict, this is the tale of an internecine struggle in which Britain would discover that her most formidable rival was the ally she had assumed would be her closest friend." -- provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barr, James
Dewey number
956/.03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Lords of the desert : the battle between the United States and Great Britain for supremacy in the modern Middle East, James Barr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Heading for trouble (1941-1948). The beginning of the end -- The old imperialistic order -- Heading for trouble -- Sheep's eyes -- A pretty tough nut -- The Jewish problem -- Fight for Palestine -- Part two: Important concessions (1947-1953). Eggs in one basket -- Exploring the wilder areas -- Going fifty-fifty -- An unfortunate turn -- Second fiddle -- Plotting Mosaddeq's downfall -- The man in the arena -- Part three. Descent to Suez (1953-1958). The gift of a gun -- Baghdad pact -- Overreach -- Ditching Nasser -- A sort of Jenkins' ear -- The Suez miscalculation -- Failed coups -- The year of revolutions -- Part four. Clinging on (1957-1967). Rebels on the Jebel -- Iraq and Kuwait -- Pandora's box -- Secret war -- Falling out -- Epilogue
Control code
BK0022011122
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 454 pages
Isbn
9780465050635
Lccn
bl2018184621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Lords of the desert : the battle between the United States and Great Britain for supremacy in the modern Middle East, James Barr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-442) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Heading for trouble (1941-1948). The beginning of the end -- The old imperialistic order -- Heading for trouble -- Sheep's eyes -- A pretty tough nut -- The Jewish problem -- Fight for Palestine -- Part two: Important concessions (1947-1953). Eggs in one basket -- Exploring the wilder areas -- Going fifty-fifty -- An unfortunate turn -- Second fiddle -- Plotting Mosaddeq's downfall -- The man in the arena -- Part three. Descent to Suez (1953-1958). The gift of a gun -- Baghdad pact -- Overreach -- Ditching Nasser -- A sort of Jenkins' ear -- The Suez miscalculation -- Failed coups -- The year of revolutions -- Part four. Clinging on (1957-1967). Rebels on the Jebel -- Iraq and Kuwait -- Pandora's box -- Secret war -- Falling out -- Epilogue
Control code
BK0022011122
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 454 pages
Isbn
9780465050635
Lccn
bl2018184621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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