The Gulf War

The Gulf War

by Nick Childs

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Gr 5-8-- In an easily accessible, flowing text, Childs presents the origins, battles, and prospects for peace in the Iraqi-Iranian conflict. The religious history that sowed the seeds of the Gulf War--the split between the Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims (here referred to as Shi'a) in 632 a.d. --is smoothly incorporated, as are the ideological and cultural differences that continued to fuel the conflict. With a nearly blow-by-blow approach to each major offensive in the course of the war, this is an excellent source for reports. The plentiful maps and black-and-white photographs extend the text but are less than compelling. This book would be well complemented by Michael Evans' The Gulf Crisis (Gloucester, 1988) which gives much less information but does have lots of color illustrations. The two together work better than either alone. This updates Lisa Mannetti's Iran and Iraq: Nations at War (Watts, 1986). --Ann Welton, University Child Development School, Seattle

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Rourke Enterprises, Incorporated
Publication date:
Flashpoints Ser.
Age Range:
12 Years

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