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Asad of Syria : the struggle for the Middle East

Author: Patrick Seale; Maureen McConville
Publisher: London : I.B. Taurus, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seale, Patrick.
Asad of Syria.
London : I.B. Taurus, ©1988
(OCoLC)610587923
Named Person: Hafez Assad; Ḥāfiẓ al- Asad; Hafez Assad
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Seale; Maureen McConville
ISBN: 1850430616 9781850430612
OCLC Number: 19301844
Notes: Spine title: Asad.
Maps on lining papers.
Description: 552 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 The revolutionary: coming down the mountain; the French legacy; party school and army college; the peasant's revolt; the Cairo conspiracy; capturing the state; capturing the party; blindly to the brink; the six day walkover; the fight to the top; the Black September fiasco. Part 2 The leader: Asad's state; Sadat, the unsound enemy; the October illusion; duel with Henry Kissinger; the year things fell apart; the Lebanese trap; Jimmy Carter's false dawn; the enemy within; standing alone; ally of the Ayatollah; battle with Menachem Begin; the defeat of George Shultz; the brothers' war; forging a nation; dirty tricks; conclusions - the balance sheet.
Other Titles: Asad.
Responsibility: Patrick Seale ; with the assistance of Maureen McConville.

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