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A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Public Affairs
Publication date July 13, 2009
Pages 601
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781586487010
ISBN-10 1586487019
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.75 by 9 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $23.99
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It is in the Middle East that the U.S. has been made to confront its attitudes on the use of force, the role of allies, and international law. The history of the U.S. in the Middle East, then, becomes an especially revealing mirror on America's view of its role in the wider world.

In this wise, objective, and illuminating history, Lawrence Freedman shows how three key events in 1978–1979 helped establish the foundations for U.S. involvement in the Middle East that would last for thirty years, without offering any straightforward or bloodless exit options: the Camp David summit leading to the Israel–Egypt Treaty; the Iranian Islamic revolution leading to the Shah's departure followed by the hostage crisis; and the socialist revolution in Afghanistan, resulting in the doomed Soviet intervention. Drawing on his considerable expertise, Freedman makes clear how America's strategic choices in those and subsequent crises led us to where we are today.



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Hardcover
from Public Affairs (May 12, 2008); titled "A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East"
9781586485184 | details & prices | 601 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 2.25 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $29.95
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385664516 Book cover for 9781586487010
 
Reprint edition from Random House of Canada Ltd (August 25, 2009)
9780385664516 | details & prices | 601 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $22.00
About: The United States is locked into three prolonged conflicts without much hope of early resolution.
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Reprint edition from Public Affairs (July 13, 2009); titled "A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East"
9781586487010 | details & prices | 601 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $23.99
About: It is in the Middle East that the U.

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