Under Siege: P.L.O. Decisionmaking During the 1982 War

Under Siege: P.L.O. Decisionmaking During the 1982 War

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by Rashid Khalidi
     
 

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Under Siege is Rashid Khalidi's definitive, firsthand account of the 1982 Lebanon War and the complex negotiations and military maneuvers involved in evacuating the P.L.O. from Beirut. Khalidi lived with his family in Beirut during the siege a

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Under Siege is Rashid Khalidi's definitive, firsthand account of the 1982 Lebanon War and the complex negotiations and military maneuvers involved in evacuating the P.L.O. from Beirut. Khalidi lived with his family in Beirut during the siege a

Editorial Reviews

Middle East Journal

A unique perspective on PLO decisionmaking not available in materials previously published by Israeli and Western writers.

Foreign Affairs

A first-rate study.

Military Affairs

Khalidi is eloquent and judicious.... The reader is rewarded with many insights into guerilla warfare... equally valuable and compelling are his sketches of how military peace-keeping failed because of American diplomatic naïveté. Under Siege is painful to read. It is also essential.

International Affairs

Khalidi's very thorough analysis will provide vital material for historians of this most futile and destructive of all wars between Israel and its Arab neighbors.

The New York Times - Thomas L. Friedman

An extremely valuable analysis of how and why the P.L.O. made the decisions it did during that fateful summer of 1982. For students of the Middle East, his generally objective, lucid and incisive account of P.L.O. decisionmaking fills a critical void in the literature about the Israeli invasion.

Journal of Palestine Studies - Ibrahim Abu-Lughod

[An] important study.

Bulletin (British Society for Middle Eastern Studies) - Fawaz A. Gerges

A gold-mine of empirical evidence and insights for students of decision-making under crisis. Khalidi is first and foremost an involved historian... [his] work is a much needed and welcome contribution to the modern literature on Middle Eastern history and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231535953
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/10/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
2 MB

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Rashid Khalidi is a professor of history at the University of Chicago.

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