The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars [5 volumes]: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts

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Overview

The monumental, five-volume The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts is a must-have resource for anyone seeking to comprehend U.S. actions in this volatile region. Under the expert editorship of Spencer C. Tucker, the encyclopedia traces 20th- and 21st-century U.S. involvement in the Middle East and south-central Asia, concentrating on the last three decades. Beginning with the 1980–1988 Iran-Iraq War, it covers the 1979–1989 Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the 1991 Persian Gulf War, allied punitive actions against Iraq during the 1990s, the Afghanistan War, the Iraq War, and the Global War on Terror.

Many smaller military actions against Iran, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and other regimes that have been involved in international terrorism are also included. Diplomacy, religion as it pertains to Middle East conflict, and social/cultural developments are other key subjects of analysis, as is the interplay of politics with military policy in the United States and other nations involved in the region.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The total work is highly recommended as a solid resource for public and academic libraries and some high schools. . . . This well-organized encyclopedia would provide advanced students with a solid introduction to topics that are in the news almost every day."

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"An essential resource for anyone seeking detailed information and in-depth reading on U.S. actions and involvement in the Middle East region during the last 15 years. Highly recommended for public, school, and college libraries."

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Library Journal, Starred Review

"This work deserves a spot in all reference collections on the Middle East. . . . Highly recommended."

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Library Journal
This five-volume work presents strong, well-researched, and well-documented information on Americans' presence in the Middle East during the last part of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century. It covers the domestic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, international, and military events of this troubled region and, particularly, U.S. involvement. The encyclopedia's more than 500 entries provide guidance in understanding both the cultural clashes between East and West and the influence that U.S. military, diplomatic, and national security policies and interests have had. It traces U.S. involvement in the Middle East and south-central Asia, concentrating on the last three decades. Beginning with the 1980–88 Iran-Iraq war, it covers the 1979–89 Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the 1991 Persian Gulf War, allied punitive actions against Iraq during the 1990s, the Afghanistan war, the two Iraqi wars, and the global war on terror. The set is supplemented with maps and hundreds of photographs, cross-references, and suggested readings in many entries. Tucker and Priscilla M. Roberts, editor of the "Documents" volume, are both Fulbright scholars and well-known editors and authors of several works on military history and Middle East conflicts, including The Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, The Encyclopedia of World War I, and The Encyclopedia of the Cold War. BOTTOM LINE An essential resource for anyone seeking detailed information and in-depth reading on U.S. actions and involvement in the Middle East region during the last 15 years. Highly recommended for public, school, and college libraries.—Luis J. Gonzalez, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851099474
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/8/2010
  • Pages: 1887
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 7.10 (d)

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