Lords of the Desert

Lords of the Desert

The Battle Between the United States and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East

Book - 2018
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"Using newly declassified records and long-forgotten memoirs, including the diaries of a key British spy, James Barr tears up the conventional interpretation of this era in the Middle East, vividly portraying the tensions between London and Washington, and shedding an uncompromising light on the murkier activities of a generation of American and British diehards in the region, from the battle of El Alamein in 1942 to Britain's abandonment of Aden in 1967. Reminding us that the Middle East has always served as the arena for great power conflict, this is the tale of an internecine struggle in which Britain would discover that her most formidable rival was the ally she had assumed would be her closest friend." -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780465050635
0465050638
Branch Call Number: 327.41056 Ba
Description: vi, 454 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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