by Majid KhadduriFor most Americans, the war against Iraq lingers in memory as a vast morality play, a drama offering ready-made heroes and villains: a glowering dictator in military uniform, hapless Kuwaiti refugees with tales of persecution, plucky pilots with high-tech wizardry, and a defiant American president, ringing Churchillian as he drew a line in the sand. But this characterization of the war is greatly oversimplified. Khadduri and Ghareeb offer a far more accurate and complex portrait of the Iraq-Kuwait conflict, providing a wealth of background information not readily available before. War in the Gulf is a balanced, eye-opening account of one of the central events of recent years. It corrects the Western views of most reporting, explaining the frame of mind of the participants as no one has done before and causing us to examine anew such questions as who was responsible for the conflict, and what might have happened if the United States had not intervened so rapidly.
|Title||War in the Gulf, 1990-91|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press, USA|
|File size||3.8 Mb|
|Book rating||4 (3 votes)