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The Resource The Iran-Iraq war, Pierre Razoux ; translated by Nicholas Elliott

The Iran-Iraq war, Pierre Razoux ; translated by Nicholas Elliott

Label
The Iran-Iraq war
Title
The Iran-Iraq war
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Razoux ; translated by Nicholas Elliott
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
From 1980 to 1988, Iran and Iraq fought the longest conventional war of the twentieth century. The tragedies included the slaughter of child soldiers, the use of chemical weapons, the striking of civilian shipping in the Gulf, and the destruction of cities. The IranIraq War offers an unflinching look at a conflict seared into the regions collective memory but little understood in the West. Pierre Razoux shows why this war remains central to understanding Middle Eastern geopolitics, from the deep-rooted distrust between Sunni and Shia Muslims, to Irans obsession with nuclear power, to the continuing struggles in Iraq. He provides invaluable keys to decipher Irans behavior and internal struggle today. Razouxs account is based on unpublished military archives, oral histories, and interviews, as well as audio recordings seized by the U.S. Army detailing Saddam Husseins debates with his generals. Tracing the wars shifting strategies and political dynamicsmilitary operations, the jockeying of opposition forces within each regime, the impact on oil production so essential to both countries Razoux also looks at the international picture. From the United States and Soviet Union to Israel, Europe, China, and the Arab powers, many nations meddled in this conflict, supporting one side or the other and sometimes switching allegiances. The IranIraq War answers questions that have puzzled historians. Why did Saddam embark on this expensive, ultimately fruitless conflict? Why did the war last eight years when it could have ended in months? Who, if anyone, was the true winner when so much was lost? -- Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Razoux, Pierre
Dewey number
955.05/42
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
DS318.85
LC item number
.R38613 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Elliott, Nicholas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988
  • Geopolitics
  • Geopolitics
Label
The Iran-Iraq war, Pierre Razoux ; translated by Nicholas Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: La Guerre Iran-Irak, 1980-1988: Premiere guerre du Golfe. Perrin, un department d'Edi8, 2013
Bar code
  • 31223112543690
  • 31223112543815
  • 31223112543823
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Escalation -- Saddam's Qadisiyyah -- How Did It Come to This? -- Did the United States Push Saddam to Attack? -- France Sides with Iraq -- The Arabs Divided -- Israel Banks on Iran and Turkey Benefits from the War -- The "Valmy" Effect -- Stalemate -- The Initiative Changes Sides -- The Mullahs Take Power -- First Victories -- New Mediation -- The Iranians Recapture Their Territory -- Blessed Ramadan Offensive -- Bloody Dawns -- Saddam's Ace in the Hole -- The Lebanese Hostage Crisis -- Money Has No Smell -- Total War -- The Year of the Pilot -- Oil and the War Machine -- The Slaughter of the Child Soldiers -- Deadlock -- The Iran-Contra Affair -- All-Out Offensives -- Iran Changes Strategy -- The Gulf Set Ablaze -- The Halabja Massacre -- The Destruction of Iran Air Flight 655 -- Endgame
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 640 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674088634
Lccn
2015016051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
907204345
Label
The Iran-Iraq war, Pierre Razoux ; translated by Nicholas Elliott
Publication
Note
Originally published: La Guerre Iran-Irak, 1980-1988: Premiere guerre du Golfe. Perrin, un department d'Edi8, 2013
Bar code
  • 31223112543690
  • 31223112543815
  • 31223112543823
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Escalation -- Saddam's Qadisiyyah -- How Did It Come to This? -- Did the United States Push Saddam to Attack? -- France Sides with Iraq -- The Arabs Divided -- Israel Banks on Iran and Turkey Benefits from the War -- The "Valmy" Effect -- Stalemate -- The Initiative Changes Sides -- The Mullahs Take Power -- First Victories -- New Mediation -- The Iranians Recapture Their Territory -- Blessed Ramadan Offensive -- Bloody Dawns -- Saddam's Ace in the Hole -- The Lebanese Hostage Crisis -- Money Has No Smell -- Total War -- The Year of the Pilot -- Oil and the War Machine -- The Slaughter of the Child Soldiers -- Deadlock -- The Iran-Contra Affair -- All-Out Offensives -- Iran Changes Strategy -- The Gulf Set Ablaze -- The Halabja Massacre -- The Destruction of Iran Air Flight 655 -- Endgame
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 640 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674088634
Lccn
2015016051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
907204345

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