The Resource Inside Syria : the backstory of their civil war and what the world can expect, Reese Erlich ; foreword by Noam Chomsky

Inside Syria : the backstory of their civil war and what the world can expect, Reese Erlich ; foreword by Noam Chomsky

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Inside Syria : the backstory of their civil war and what the world can expect
Title
Inside Syria
Title remainder
the backstory of their civil war and what the world can expect
Statement of responsibility
Reese Erlich ; foreword by Noam Chomsky
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of this momentous power struggle and why it matters. Through his many contacts inside Syria, the author reveals who is supporting Assad and why; he describes the agendas of the rebel factions; and he depicts in stark terms the dire plight of many ordinary Syrian people caught in the cross-fire. The book also provides insights into the role of the Kurds, the continuing influence of Iran, and the policies of US leaders who seem interested only in protecting US regional interests. As Erlich shows, current events in Syria can be best understood by looking at Syria's recent history, especially the roles of key historic figures. Several chapters are devoted to these influential leaders--including T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), journalist Lowell Thomas, Muslim brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna, Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, and Hafez al-Assad. Disturbing and enlightening at once, this timely book shows you not only what is happening inside Syria but why it is so important for the Middle East, the US, and the world"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erlich, Reese W.
Dewey number
956.9104/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS98.6
LC item number
.E75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Protest movements
  • Political violence
  • Political science
  • Political violence
  • Protest movements
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • Syria
Label
Inside Syria : the backstory of their civil war and what the world can expect, Reese Erlich ; foreword by Noam Chomsky
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287) 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
The uprising that wasn't supposed to be -- Lawrence of Syria -- Treaties, rebellions, and independence : 1919-1946 -- Wars and coups-- then the Assads arrive : 1947-2011 -- The uprising begins -- Chemical weapons, military offensives, and stalemate -- Who supports Assad? -- Why Iran backs Syria -- Will the Kurds have their way? -- Israel, Palestine, and Syria -- United States, Russia, and outside powers -- Appendix 1. A quick guide to Syrian politics and terms -- Appendix 2. Syria timeline : key dates since World War I
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616149482
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868199593
  • 728344
  • (OCoLC)ocn868199593
  • 728344
Label
Inside Syria : the backstory of their civil war and what the world can expect, Reese Erlich ; foreword by Noam Chomsky
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287) 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
The uprising that wasn't supposed to be -- Lawrence of Syria -- Treaties, rebellions, and independence : 1919-1946 -- Wars and coups-- then the Assads arrive : 1947-2011 -- The uprising begins -- Chemical weapons, military offensives, and stalemate -- Who supports Assad? -- Why Iran backs Syria -- Will the Kurds have their way? -- Israel, Palestine, and Syria -- United States, Russia, and outside powers -- Appendix 1. A quick guide to Syrian politics and terms -- Appendix 2. Syria timeline : key dates since World War I
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616149482
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868199593
  • 728344
  • (OCoLC)ocn868199593
  • 728344

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