Persian Gulf War Almanac

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Facts on File, 1995 - History - 301 pages
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The Persian Gulf War Almanac, the first truly comprehensive reference book on the subject, provides readers and researchers with a wealth of information on and analysis of the war, from the invasion of Kuwait, to the politics of coalition-building, to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Written by distinguished military analyst Col. Harry G. Summers, Jr., the Almanac is divided into four major sections: Part I explores the historical realities of the Gulf region and the underlying issues that led to the formation of the Coalition under the leadership of the United States; Part II is a complete and thorough Chronology of the war; Part III contains over 350 A to Z entries on major military units (Coalition, U.S., Iraqi) that fought in the war, key battles, special topics (such as media and the war, chemical weapons, Patriot missile system, and Coalition Strategy), personalities, and weapons. Each entry contains Further Reading listings for readers and researchers seeking more in-depth information and analysis; and Part IV is an exhaustive Bibliography of both books and magazine articles related to the political and military aspects of the Gulf War.
With 20 maps and 68 photographs complementing the lucidly written text, the Persian Gulf War Almanac is THE sourcebook for information on this important conflict in 20th century world history.

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Because the 1991 War for Kuwait (erroneously dubbed the Gulf War) ended too quickly, it will probably never receive the scholarly attention that other conflicts garner. The politics of the Gulf is too ... Read full review

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Col. Harry G. Summers, Jr. was the NBC military analyst during the Gulf War.

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