Synopses & Reviews
This is a book in the finest tradition of investigative scholarship. The research is awesome. . . . Seales great strength is his ability to explain the confusing kaleidoscopic nature of Middle Eastern diplomacy. He understands the game being played and also knows the players. . . . [An] impressive book.”Los Angeles Times Book Review
The struggle for the Middle East.
For more than twenty years, the ruler of Syria, Hafiz al-Asad, has been at the heart of the power struggle in the Middle East. Patrick Seale's portrait of the leader shows a man driven by his personal vision for Syria and the Arab world.