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Syria : the fall of the house of Assad

Author: David W Lesch
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New updated editionView all editions and formats
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In this timely book, the author explores Assad's failed leadership, his transformation from bearer of hope to reactionary tyrant, and his regime's violent response to the uprising of his people in the wake of the Arab Spring. Lesch charts Assad's turn toward repression and the inexorable steps toward the violence of 2011 and 2012.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Bashar Assad; Bashar Assad; Bashar Assad; Bashar Assad; Baššār al Asad
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Lesch
ISBN: 9780300197228 0300197225
OCLC Number: 857547156
Description: ix, 304 pages : map ; 20 cm
Contents: The Hope --
Surviving --
Syria is Different --
No, It's Not --
The Regime Responds --
Opposition Mounts --
The International Response --
All In --
Whither Syria?
Responsibility: David W. Lesch.

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"David Lesch is one of the very few outsiders who knows anything about either Assad or his highly secretive regime; all the other scholars of Syria are forced to look from the outside in."-E. Roger Read more...

 
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