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Beware of Small States Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East

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ISBN-10: 1568586574

ISBN-13: 9781568586571

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Hirst

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In this magisterial history of Lebanon, from the end of Ottoman rule to the Hezbollah and Hamas wars of today, acclaimed and fiercely independent Middle East journalist and historian David Hirst charts the interplay between a uniquely complex country and the broader struggles of the modern Middle East. Lebanon is the battleground on which the region's greater states pursue their strategic, political, and ideological conflicts--conflicts that sometimes escalate into full-scale proxy wars. Hirst warns that only serious diplomatic action from the Obama administration can prevent the next such action from engulfing the entire region.
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Book details

List price: $33.99
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 3/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.37" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Maps page
The Seeds of Conflict: 1860-1923
Zionists and Maronites: An inadmissible affair: 1923-1948
The Reckoning Delayed: Lebanon escapes the consequences of the catastrophe: 1948-1967
Lebanon and the Palestinians: The road to civil war: 1967-1975
Civil War in Lebanon: Proxy war for everyone else: 1975-1976
Imperial Hubris: Israel wages 'chosen war' in Lebanon: 1977-1982
The Massacre of Sabra and Shatila: Israel's imperial nemesis: 1982-1985
Khomeini, Islamists and the Shiite Uprising 1979-1985
The Civil War Closes: Hizbullah rises: 1985-1992
Triumph of the Warrior-Priest: Hassan Nasrallah humbles Zion: 1992-2000
Redrawing the Map of the Middle East: 2001-2006
Getting Syria Out of Lebanon: 2004-2006
The Sixth War: 2006
Who Won?: 2006-2008
Gaza: 2009
Epilogue Obaman Peace - Or Seventh War?