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The Resource America's great game : the CIA's secret Arabists and the shaping of the modern Middle East, Hugh Wilford

America's great game : the CIA's secret Arabists and the shaping of the modern Middle East, Hugh Wilford

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America's great game : the CIA's secret Arabists and the shaping of the modern Middle East
Title
America's great game
Title remainder
the CIA's secret Arabists and the shaping of the modern Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Wilford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In America's Great Game, intelligence historian Hugh Wilford reveals how three colorful CIA operatives--Kermit and Archie Roosevelt, and maverick covert-ops expert Miles Copeland--attempted, futilely, to bring the U.S. and Middle East into harmony during the 1940s and '50s. Heirs to an American missionary tradition that taught them to treat Arabs and Muslims with respect and empathy, these CIA "Arabists" nevertheless behaved like political puppet-masters, orchestrating coup plots throughout the Middle East while seeking to sway public opinion in America against support for the new state of Israel. Their efforts, and ultimate failure, would doom U.S.-Middle Eastern relations for decades to come. Drawing on extensive new material, including declassified government records, private papers, and personal interviews, America's Great Game shows how three well-intentioned spies inadvertently ruptured relations between America and the Arab world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilford, Hugh
Dewey number
327.73056
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS63.2.U5
LC item number
W49 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • Arab countries
  • United States
Label
America's great game : the CIA's secret Arabists and the shaping of the modern Middle East, Hugh Wilford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Pre-game, 1916-1947. Learning the game ; Beginning the quest ; OSS/Cairo ; Great Game redux ; Zion ; The guest no one invites again -- Part 2: Warm-up, 1947-1949. Game plan ; The right kind of leader? Syria, 1949 -- Part 3: Winning, 1949-1956. American friends of the Middle East ; In search of a hero: Egypt, 1952 ; Mad men on the Nile ; Authoring a coup: Iran, 1953 ; From ALPHA ... ; Crypto-diplomacy ; Peacemakers -- Part 4: Losing, 1956-1958. ... to OMEGA ; Increasingly a vehicle for your purposes ; Archie's turn: Syria, 1956 ; Game on: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, 1957 ; Game over
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 342 pages
Isbn
9780465019656
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn855507173
  • (OCoLC)855507173
Label
America's great game : the CIA's secret Arabists and the shaping of the modern Middle East, Hugh Wilford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Pre-game, 1916-1947. Learning the game ; Beginning the quest ; OSS/Cairo ; Great Game redux ; Zion ; The guest no one invites again -- Part 2: Warm-up, 1947-1949. Game plan ; The right kind of leader? Syria, 1949 -- Part 3: Winning, 1949-1956. American friends of the Middle East ; In search of a hero: Egypt, 1952 ; Mad men on the Nile ; Authoring a coup: Iran, 1953 ; From ALPHA ... ; Crypto-diplomacy ; Peacemakers -- Part 4: Losing, 1956-1958. ... to OMEGA ; Increasingly a vehicle for your purposes ; Archie's turn: Syria, 1956 ; Game on: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, 1957 ; Game over
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 342 pages
Isbn
9780465019656
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn855507173
  • (OCoLC)855507173

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