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The Gulf Wars With Iraq
     

The Gulf Wars With Iraq

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by Jane Bingham
 

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Why has the recent war in Iraq been so controversial, whereas the First Gulf War was supported by a broad coalition of nations? Why are these wars of such global significance? How did they affect people on both sides of the conflict?

The Living Through series relates the overall chronology of major wars and shows their impact on everyday lives. What have been the

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Why has the recent war in Iraq been so controversial, whereas the First Gulf War was supported by a broad coalition of nations? Why are these wars of such global significance? How did they affect people on both sides of the conflict?

The Living Through series relates the overall chronology of major wars and shows their impact on everyday lives. What have been the main events, and who were the significant leaders and participants in the war? What was the strategic and technological nature of the conflicts, what happened to people on both sides, and why are the consequences of these wars still felt today?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Over the past two decades the military forces of the United States have twice been involved in major conflicts with the nation of Iraq. In the First Gulf War, the United States led a broadly based coalition of international forces that was sanctioned by the UN to drive the armies of Saddam Hussein out of occupied Kuwait. The Second Gulf War was an aftereffect of the first conflict and featured a much narrower international coalition, great inaccuracy of Allied intelligence regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, and prolonged bloodshed not only in the initial conflict but also within a seemingly uncontrollable civil war. In this volume of the "Living Through" series Bingham takes her readers back through the twists and turns of fact and fiction that are part and parcel of these connected conflicts. In telling the story of the Iraq Wars, Bingham does an excellent job of detailing not only the course of events but also the underlying, and sometimes contradictory, policy stances that led to so much destruction. Of particular interest are the sections of this illustrated book that handle controversial topics such as the falsification of intelligence linked to Saddam Hussein's weapons program, the ruthless nature of the Iraqi dictator and his family, and the human cost of these two wars. The second Gulf War still lingers in the region as periodic violence and sectarian strife persist. This fact reinforces the value of Bingham's book as it provides background to a series of unfortunate events that continue to affect the course of human history. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432959975
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Living Through... Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1240L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 16 Years

Meet the Author

Jane Bingham is an experienced writer for young adults. She has written over 100 nonfiction books on a variety of topics. Jane has a first class degree in English Literature and an M. Phil in History of Art and is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Oxford Brookes University. She has two sons and three stepsons and lives in Oxford, England.

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