The Lebanon War

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In April of 1975, Lebanon, the tranquil Middle Eastern country called the Switzerland of the Orient, exploded into a violent conflict that lasted almost two decades. This book explores the convoluted politics and forces within Lebanon and the Near East that made the atmosphere in that tiny republic highly charged, thus inhibiting conflict resolution. This comprehensive study describes the strategies, battles, and conferences that kept Lebanon aflame, despite the best efforts of all concerned parties to terminate ...

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Overview

In April of 1975, Lebanon, the tranquil Middle Eastern country called the Switzerland of the Orient, exploded into a violent conflict that lasted almost two decades. This book explores the convoluted politics and forces within Lebanon and the Near East that made the atmosphere in that tiny republic highly charged, thus inhibiting conflict resolution. This comprehensive study describes the strategies, battles, and conferences that kept Lebanon aflame, despite the best efforts of all concerned parties to terminate the bloodshed. Abraham looks at Lebanon from the inside-out, highlighting the conflicting politics of Lebanese leaders, the failure of the democratic left to take over the state, and the underlying problem of the PLO's presence in the country.

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A political and military account of the war in Lebanon from April 1975 until the Israeli invasion of West Beirut in January 1982, with a brief review of subsequent events. Emphasizes the internal issues as they appeared to the Lebanese public while the tenuous balance between factions that had kept the country secure and prosperous for centuries was upset by external forces. Concludes with a proposal for peace. References are explained and names transliterated into common English to make the work accessible to lay readers as well as historians and regional scholars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275953898
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/23/1996
  • Pages: 216
  • Lexile: 1370L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

A. J. ABRAHAM teaches at John Jay College and New York Institute of Technology and has guest lectured on Lebanon at several colleges and universities in the United States. He has lived in Lebanon and has travelled throughout the Near East.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Ambush at High Noon 1
2 Crimson Skies 13
3 The Battle for Beirut 31
4 Syrian Interlude 51
5 The Lights of Zaatar 69
6 The Politics of Dilemma 87
7 The Border War 101
8 The Campaign for Zahle 117
9 Fury out of Zion 135
10 Death Stalks the Night 159
Conclusion 173
Epilogue 181
Select Bibliography 187
Index 191
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