The long road to Baghdad : a history of U.S. foreign policy from the 1970s to the present / Lloyd C. Gardner

Author(s): Gardner, Lloyd C., 1934-
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Subjects: Iraq War, 2003-2011--Causes
United States--Politics and government--2001-2009
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York, NY : New Press, 2008
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: 310 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2008004344
ISBN: 9781595584045
ISBN: 1595584048
ISBN: 9781595580757 (jacket)
ISBN: 1595580751 (jacket)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction -- Beyond Baghdad: the sacred metaphor of "making progress" -- Zbig at the Khyber Pass, or the last flight of the Persian rug -- The first Gulf War, in which the realists make their last stand -- The end(s) of history, in which the theory and practice conflict -- Axis of evil, in which the nation's enemies are revealed -- Shock and awe, in which we learn how some democracies go to war -- The occupation, in which we learn what followed shock and awe -- The dream dies hard, in which the administration loses the mandate of the people -- What lies ahead, in which the meaning of the war is revealed -- Notes -- Index
OCLC Number: 191758461
ISBN/ISSN: 9781595584045
1595584048
9781595580757
1595580751