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Best of Enemies - A History of Us and Middle East Relations, 1954-1990

English · Hardback

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The second volume of Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B.''s acclaimed history of US-Middle East relations documents a period of dramatic conflict and change, beginning in the 1950s and ending with the Lebanese War of 1982. The Blitzkrieg of the Six-Day War saw the Jewish state triple in size. In less than a week, the Middle East was transformed: Israel had taken the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the West Bank from Jordan and the Golan Heights from Syria. It was a conflict that began an era of U.S.-led intervention in the Middle East, which continued in the lead-up to the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The demise of the Shah, and the ascent of Ayatollah Khomeini, stoked anti-American sentiment in the country, and the U.S. became known as ''The Great Satan''. When Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan, the CIA began a proxy war by supporting anti-soviet Muslim forces, among them a young Saudi, Osama Bin Laden.Best of Enemies, Vol. 2 is a perceptive and authoritative account of a turbulent historical period. Intelligent, accessible and beautifully drawn, it brings to life a period of history that is of great relevance to international relations today.

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Authors Jean-Pierre Filiu, Jean-pierre/ B. Filiu, Edward Gauvin
Assisted by David B (Illustration), David B. (Illustration), Edward Gauvin (Translation)
Publisher Self Made Hero
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 31.10.2014
EAN 9781906838843
ISBN 978-1-906838-84-3
Dimensions 180 mm x 250 mm x 17 mm
Series SelfMadeHero
Best of Enemies
Best of Enemies
Subject Fiction > Comic, cartoon, humour, satire > Comic

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