The Longest War

Traces the history of the eight-year-long war between the two Middle Eastern neighbors, describes the results of the war, and assesses its impact on the region

The Longest War

Author: Dilip Hiro

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415904072

Page: 323

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In The Longest War, Dilip Hiro describes the causes and courses of the Iran-Iraq military conflict and its effect on the two antagonists, as well as the rest of the world. He reveals the intricate twists and turns of international diplomacy and the realpolitik behind the rhetoric, providing a comprehensive and admirably balanced account of the political and military aspects of the "longest war."

Burma

Charting the whole Burma war, this book flows like a novel from the high command to the sharp end setting out a myriad of facts and considerations in a clear and coherent narrative.

Burma

Author: Louis Allen

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 9781842122600

Page: 686

View: 165

Charting the whole Burma war, this book flows like a novel from the high command to the sharp end setting out a myriad of facts and considerations in a clear and coherent narrative. Ranging far beyond pure military history the story is multi-layered, combining objective analysis with a sensitive account of human reaction in the face of bitter, cruel warfare, disease and an inhospitable terrain. Military events are painstakingly detailed, and set in their political and cultural context. Equal attention is paid to both sides of the conflict and the insights made into Japanese plans and responses make the book uniquely informative, exciting and moving.'If one had to select one book about the Burma War, this fine work is the best' Dekho, magazine of the Burma Star Association'There will be few more thorough chronicles of World War Two's most dreaded front than Louis Allen's Burma: The Longest War' The Listener

The Longest War

Stories from the Afghanistan War and other wars, veterans are welcome to contribute their stories to this ongoing project.

The Longest War

Author: M. Stefan Strozier

Publisher: World Audience Inc

ISBN: 1934209880

Page: 242

View: 630

Stories from the Afghanistan War and other wars, veterans are welcome to contribute their stories to this ongoing project.

The Longest War

Can we expect more "Northern Irelands" in the future? A concise, reliable introduction to the historical and current situation, this book is ideal reading for anyone wanting to know more about the political climate of Northern Ireland.

The Longest War

Author: Marc Mulholland

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 209

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"The Troubles" in Northern Ireland have proved to be one of the most intractable conflicts in Europe since the Second World War, consistently attracting international attention, particularly from the United States. This highly readable exploration of the central issues and debates about Northern Ireland sets them in the historical context of hundreds of years of conflict. It introduces all the key figures and organizations involved in current violent and political conflicts and tackles many questions, such as: What accounts for the perpetuation of ethnic and religious conflict in Ireland? Why has armed violence proven so hard to control? Who are the major figures and issues in the conflict? Can we expect more "Northern Irelands" in the future? A concise, reliable introduction to the historical and current situation, this book is ideal reading for anyone wanting to know more about the political climate of Northern Ireland.

The Longest War

The book provides detailed insight into how the struggle in Northern Ireland is viewed by Irish Republicans.

The Longest War

Author: Kevin Kelley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780862327651

Page: 395

View: 880

Kevin J. Kelley's history of the conflict in Northern Ireland focuses in particular on the IRA, its origins, strategy, and the social and economic context out of which it grew. The book provides detailed insight into how the struggle in Northern Ireland is viewed by Irish Republicans.

The Longest War

The Vietnam War has been over for years but it is still affecting the life of twelve-year-old Lisa Grey - Her father died while in service, and her mother, a nurse in Vietnam at the time, is still having nightmares about her experiences.

The Longest War

Author: Nancy Antle

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780141303246

Page: 137

View: 141

The Vietnam War has been over for years but it is still affecting the life of twelve-year-old Lisa Grey - Her father died while in service, and her mother, a nurse in Vietnam at the time, is still having nightmares about her experiences.

The Longest War

Argues that the Israeli invasion of Lebanon was really designed to destroy Palestinian nationalism rather than insure the defense of Israel's borders from terrorists

The Longest War

Author: Jacobo Timerman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780394714714

Page: 167

View: 292

Argues that the Israeli invasion of Lebanon was really designed to destroy Palestinian nationalism rather than insure the defense of Israel's borders from terrorists

America s Longest War

The book seeks to place American involvement in Vietnam in historical perspective and to offer answers to vital questions.

America s Longest War

Author: George C. Herring

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN:

Page: 354

View: 963

Widely recognized as a major contribution to the study of American involvement in Vietnam, this comprehensive and balanced account analyzes the ultimate failure of the war, and the impact of the war on US foreign policy. The book seeks to place American involvement in Vietnam in historical perspective and to offer answers to vital questions.

Afghanistan Declassified

Historian Brian Glyn Williams, who has traveled to Afghanistan frequently over the past decade, provides essential background to the war, tracing the rise, fall, and reemergence of the Taliban.

Afghanistan Declassified

Author: Brian Glyn Williams

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812206150

Page: 264

View: 481

Nearly 100,000 U.S. soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan at the height of the campaign, fighting the longest war in the nation's history. But what do Americans know about the land where this conflict is taking place? Many have come to have a grasp of the people, history, and geography of Iraq, but Afghanistan remains a mystery. Originally published by the U.S. Army to provide an overview of the country's terrain, ethnic groups, and history for American troops and now updated and expanded for the general public, Afghanistan Declassified fills in these gaps. Historian Brian Glyn Williams, who has traveled to Afghanistan frequently over the past decade, provides essential background to the war, tracing the rise, fall, and reemergence of the Taliban. Special sections deal with topics such as the CIA's Predator drone campaign in the Pakistani tribal zones, the spread of suicide bombing from Iraq to the Afghan theater of operations, and comparisons between the Soviet and U.S. experiences in Afghanistan. To Williams, a historian of Central Asia, Afghanistan is not merely a theater in the war on terror. It is a primeval, exciting, and beautiful land; not only a place of danger and turmoil but also one of hospitable villagers and stunning landscapes, of great cultural diversity and richness. Williams brings the country to life through his own travel experiences—from living with Northern Alliance Uzbek warlords to working on a major NATO base. National heroes are introduced, Afghanistan's varied ethnic groups are explored, key battles—both ancient and current—are retold, and this land that many see as only a frightening setting for prolonged war emerges in three dimensions.

The Longest War

A forefront expert on al Qaeda draws on his unique first-hand interviews with Osama bin Laden, top-level jihadists and Washington officials to offer insight into the war on terror from both sides.

The Longest War

Author: Peter L. Bergen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743278941

Page: 496

View: 821

A forefront expert on al Qaeda draws on his unique first-hand interviews with Osama bin Laden, top-level jihadists and Washington officials to offer insight into the war on terror from both sides. By the author of The Osama bin Laden I Know. Reprint.

Afghanistan at Transition

This new study covers the civil and military lessons of the war in Afghanistan as of 2015, the trends at the time of transition, and the risks inherent in the current approach to supporting Afghanistan.

Afghanistan at Transition

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442240814

Page: 240

View: 499

This new study covers the civil and military lessons of the war in Afghanistan as of 2015, the trends at the time of transition, and the risks inherent in the current approach to supporting Afghanistan.

Lutherans and the Longest War

The dialogue between American Lutherans about foreign policy during the contentious decade provides an interesting perspective on the historiography of the US during the Vietnam era, says Settje, because they have never been a homogeneous ...

Lutherans and the Longest War

Author: David E. Settje

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739115329

Page: 232

View: 480

The dialogue between American Lutherans about foreign policy during the contentious decade provides an interesting perspective on the historiography of the US during the Vietnam era, says Settje, because they have never been a homogeneous or unified group, and represent a broad spectrum of religious, political, and diplomatic views not particularly associated with liberal or conservative positions. While he does look at some Lutherans who took public action, his focus is on debates within the denomination.

15 Years of War

This story of faith, love, and resilience offers insight into how a decade and a half of war has redefined what it means to be a military family. “[A] tough-minded but open-hearted memoir . . . a frank description of what it takes for a ...

15 Years of War

Author: Kristine Schellhaas

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 1611213495

Page: 384

View: 226

Less than 1% of our nation will ever serve in our armed forces, leaving many to wonder what life is really like for military families.He answers the call of duty in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Pacific; she keeps the home fires burning. Worlds apart, and in the face of indescribable grief, their relationship is pushed to the limits.15 Years of War: How the Longest War in US History Affected a Military Family in Love, Loss, and the Cost Of Service provides a unique he said/she said perspective on coping with war in modern-day America. It reveals a true account of how a dedicated Marine and his equally committed spouse faced unfathomable challenges and achieved triumph, from the days just before 9/11 through 15 years of training workups, deployments, and other separations.This story of faith, love, and resilience offers insight into how a decade and a half of war has redefined what it means to be a military family.

Our Latest Longest War

Edited by historian and Marine lieutenant colonel Aaron B. O'Connell, the essays collected here represent nine different perspectives on the war--all from veterans of the conflict, both American and Afghan."--Book jacket.

Our Latest Longest War

Author: Aaron B. O'Connell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022626565X

Page: 378

View: 651

Our Latest Longest War is a chronicle of how, why, and in what ways the war in Afghanistan failed. Edited by historian and Marine lieutenant colonel Aaron B. O'Connell, the essays collected here represent nine different perspectives on the war--all from veterans of the conflict, both American and Afghan."--Book jacket

Rust

It is rust—and this book, full of wit and insight, disasters and triumphs—is its story. “Jonathan Waldman’s first book is as obsessive as it is informative…he takes us deep into places and situations that are too often ignored or ...

Rust

Author: Jonathan Waldman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451691610

Page: 304

View: 743

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize ** A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year Rust has been called “the great destroyer,” the “pervasive menace,” and “the evil.” “This look at corrosion—its causes, its consequences, and especially the people devoted to combating it—is wide-ranging and consistently engrossing” (The New York Times). It is the hidden enemy, the one that challenges the very basis of civilization. This entropic menace destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires, and nearly brought down the Statue of Liberty’s torch. It is rust—and this book, full of wit and insight, disasters and triumphs—is its story. “Jonathan Waldman’s first book is as obsessive as it is informative…he takes us deep into places and situations that are too often ignored or unknown” (The Washington Post). In Rust, Waldman travels from Key West to Prudhoe Bay, meeting people concerned with corrosion. He sneaks into an abandoned steelworks and nearly gets kicked out of Can School. He follows a high-tech robot through an arctic winter, hunting for rust in the Alaska pipeline. In Texas, he finds a corrosion engineer named Rusty, and in Colorado, he learns of the animosity between the galvanizing industry and the paint army. Along the way, Waldman recounts stories of flying pigs, Trekkies, rust boogers, and unlikely superheroes. The result is a man-versus-nature tale that’s as fascinating as it is grand, illuminating a hidden phenomenon that shapes the modern world. Rust affects everything from the design of our currency to the composition of our tap water, and it will determine the legacy we leave on this planet. This exploration of corrosion, and the incredible lengths we go to fight it, is “engrossing…brilliant…Waldman’s gift for narrative nonfiction shines in every chapter….Watching things rust: who would have thought it could be so exciting” (Natural History).

America s Longest War

America's war on drugs. It makes headlines, tops political agendas and provokes powerful emotions. But is it really worth it? That’s the question posed by Steven Duke and Albert Gross in this groundbreaking book.

America s Longest War

Author: Steven B. Duke

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497612012

Page: 368

View: 801

America's war on drugs. It makes headlines, tops political agendas and provokes powerful emotions. But is it really worth it? That’s the question posed by Steven Duke and Albert Gross in this groundbreaking book. They argue that America’s biggest victories in the war on drugs are the erosion of our constitutional rights, the waste of billions of dollars and an overwhelmed court system. After careful research and thought, they make a strong case for the legalization of drugs. It’s a radical idea, but has its time come?

First Raise a Flag

It was an extraordinary, unprecedented experiment. Many have fought, but South Sudan did the impossible, and won. This is the story of an epic fight for freedom. It is also the story of a nightmare.

First Raise a Flag

Author: Peter Martell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190083379

Page:

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When South Sudan's war began, the Beatles were playing their first hits and reaching the moon was an astronaut's dream. Half a century later, with millions massacred in Africa's longest war, the continent's biggest country split in two. It was an extraordinary, unprecedented experiment. Many have fought, but South Sudan did the impossible, and won. This is the story of an epic fight for freedom. It is also the story of a nightmare. First Raise a Flag details one of the most dramatic failures in the history of international state-building. three years after independence, South Sudan was lowest ranked in the list of failed states. War returned, worse than ever. Peter Martell has spent over a decade reporting from palaces and battlefields, meeting those who made a country like no other: warlords and spies, missionaries and mercenaries, guerrillas and gunrunners, freedom fighters and war crime fugitives, Hollywood stars and ex-slaves. Under his seasoned foreign correspondent's gaze, he weaves with passion and colour the lively history of the world's newest country. First Raise a Flag is a moving reflection on the meaning of nationalism, the power of hope and the endurance of the human spirit.