Conflict in the Middle East (Conflicts)

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Chronicles the history of conflict in the Middle East, including the Arab-Israeli and Gulf Wars, and details the roles of Libya's Qaddafi, Iran's Khomeini, and Iraq's Saddam Hussein in the region's turbulent history.

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Grade 6-9-This overview suffers from datedness (the text ends at the beginning of 1992) and fragmentation because of its attempt to cover a broad area rather than individual countries. Full-color photographs appear throughout, and informative capsulized sidebars highlight some of the most important personalities and organized groups. The Baath Party in Syria, the Balfour Declaration, and the various factions of the PLO are mentioned. This title goes back to World War I and tries to trace the fractured history of the Middle East, but because the text skips back and forth between chronological, topical, and regional approaches, it is apt to confuse rather than enlighten readers. In addition, Jordan, Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon get less attention than the Gulf region and the Arab-Israeli conflict, creating a misleading impression that the Middle East is driven disproportionately by these two subregions.
Jack Forman, Mesa College Library, San Diego
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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