Three Kings: The Rise of an American Empire in the Middle East After World War II

Three Kings: The Rise of an American Empire in the Middle East After World War II

Lloyd C. Gardner


In an account of the U.S. position within the center East, Three Kings is an “erudite, persuasively argued, and lucid” (Publishers Weekly) narrative of America’s deep and tangled relationships within the region.

Three Kings finds a narrative of America’s scramble for political effect, oil concessions, and a brand new army presence in response to airpower and beneficiant American relief to shaky regimes in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and Iraq. Deftly weaving jointly 3 many years of U.S. strikes within the zone, Lloyd Gardner delves into early American efforts to help the effect the Saudi regime (including the construction of Dhahran air base, the objective of Osama bin Laden’s first terrorist assault in 1996); the CIA-engineered coup in Iran; Nasser’s Egypt; and, ultimately, the increase of Iraq as an enormous petroleum power.

As American coverage makers and army planners grapple with a significantly new and swiftly moving political panorama during this important zone, Gardner uncovers “valuable new authentic facts… ably guid[ing] the reader throughout the perilous chess online game that has performed out within the area for the reason that international warfare II” (Kirkus Reviews).

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