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Publisher Comments:

The 2003 Iraq war remains among the most mysterious armed conflicts of modernity. In The Iraq War, John Keegan offers a sharp and lucid appraisal of the military campaign, explaining just how the coalition forces defeated an Iraqi army twice its size and addressing such questions as whether Saddam Hussein ever possessed weapons of mass destruction and how it is possible to fight a war that is not, by any conventional measure, a war at all.

Drawing on exclusive interviews with Donald Rumsfeld and General Tommy Franks, Keegan retraces the steps that led to the showdown in Iraq, from the highlights of Husseins murderous rule to the diplomatic crossfire that preceded the invasion. His account of the combat in the desert is unparalleled in its grasp of strategy and tactics. The result is an urgently needed and up-to-date book that adds immeasurably to our understanding of those twenty-one days of war and their long, uncertain aftermath.

Book News Annotation:

In the first half of this account of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, Keegan (defense editor, The Daily Telegraph, UK) provides a historical account of the political events that led to the invasion. He describes Iraq's response to calls to account for its alleged stockpiles of illegal weapons and failed US and British efforts to gain imprimatur for their military actions in a manner that largely conforms to official views and eschews much critical analysis. The second half of the work, an account of the invasion itself, focuses on military tactics and strategies of the American and British invading armies. In this edition, Keegan provides a new postscript wherein he recounts some of the difficulties facing the occupation in the aftermath of the fall of Baghdad.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In the first half of this account of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, Keegan (defense editor, The Daily Telegraph, UK) provides a historical account of the political events that led to the invasion. He describes Iraq's response to calls to account for its alleged stockpiles of illegal weapons and failed US and British efforts to gain imprimatur for their military actions in a manner that largely conforms to official views and eschews much critical analysis. The second half of the work, an account of the invasion itself, focuses on military tactics and strategies of the American and British invading armies. In this edition, Keegan provides a new postscript wherein he recounts some of the difficulties facing the occupation in the aftermath of the fall of Baghdad. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The author of the acclaimed "The Face of Battle" and "Intelligence in War" brings his extraordinary expertise to bear on perhaps the most controversial war of our time. "The Iraq War" is authoritative, timely and vitally important to our understanding of a conflict whose full ramifications are as yet unknown.

About the Author

John Keegans books include Intelligence in War, The First World War, The Battle for History, The Face of Battle, War and Our World, The Mask of Command, Fields of Battle, and A History of Warfare. He is the defense editor of The Daily Telegraph (London). He lives in Wiltshire, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400079209
Author:
Keegan, John
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Iraq War, 2003
Subject:
Military - Iraq War
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
World History-Iraq War (2003-?)
Subject:
history;iraq war;iraq;war;middle east;military history;military;non-fiction;american history
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 MAPS/16 PP. Band W PHOTOS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.6 in 0.65 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The author of the acclaimed "The Face of Battle" and "Intelligence in War" brings his extraordinary expertise to bear on perhaps the most controversial war of our time. "The Iraq War" is authoritative, timely and vitally important to our understanding of a conflict whose full ramifications are as yet unknown.
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