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The Resource Ike's gamble : America's rise to dominance in the Middle East, Michael Doran

Ike's gamble : America's rise to dominance in the Middle East, Michael Doran

Label
Ike's gamble : America's rise to dominance in the Middle East
Title
Ike's gamble
Title remainder
America's rise to dominance in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Michael Doran
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This major retelling of the Suez Crisis of 1956<U+2014>one of the most important events in the history of US policy in the Middle East<U+2014>shows how President Eisenhower came to realize that Israel, not Egypt, is America<U+2019>s strongest regional ally. In 1956 President Nasser of Egypt moved to take possession of the Suez Canal, thereby bringing the Middle East to the brink of war. The British and the French, who operated the canal, joined with Israel in a plan to retake it by force. Despite the special relationship between England and America, Dwight Eisenhower intervened to stop the invasion. In Ike<U+2019>s Gamble, Michael Doran shows how Nasser played the US, invoking America<U+2019>s opposition to European colonialism to drive a wedge between Eisenhower and two British Prime Ministers, Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden. Meanwhile, in his quest to make himself the strongman of the Arab world, Nasser was making weapons deals with the USSR and destabilizing other Arab countries that the US had been courting. The Suez Crisis was his crowning triumph. In time, Eisenhower would conclude that Nasser had duped him, that the Arab countries were too fractious to anchor America<U+2019>s interests in the Middle East, and that the US should turn instead to Israel. Affording deep insight into Eisenhower and his foreign policy, this fascinating and provocative history provides a rich new understanding of how the US became the power broker in the Middle East." -amazon.com
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doran, Michael Scott
Dewey number
327.7305609/045
Index
index present
LC call number
E836
LC item number
.D67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Egypt
  • United States
  • Middle East
  • United States
Label
Ike's gamble : America's rise to dominance in the Middle East, Michael Doran
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-276) 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
A new president -- Collision -- A patient sulky pig -- Ike's first bet -- Anatomy of a miscalculation -- The alpha contradiction -- Deception -- K and big brother -- Blowback -- Three-dimensional chess -- The end of empire -- Ike's second bet -- Regret
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781451697759
Lccn
2016019471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2016019471
  • 1865316
Label
Ike's gamble : America's rise to dominance in the Middle East, Michael Doran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-276) 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
A new president -- Collision -- A patient sulky pig -- Ike's first bet -- Anatomy of a miscalculation -- The alpha contradiction -- Deception -- K and big brother -- Blowback -- Three-dimensional chess -- The end of empire -- Ike's second bet -- Regret
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781451697759
Lccn
2016019471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2016019471
  • 1865316

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