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

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  • Copyright: 2011-08-02
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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An authoritative portrait of America's ascent in the Middle East during and following WWII, which reveals the full story of the scramble for political influence, oil concessions and a new military presence based on airpower and generous US aid to shady regimes in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt and Iraq. Marshalling new and revelatory evidence from the archives, Lloyd Gardner weaves together three decades of US moves in the region to offer the first history of America's efforts to supplant the British Empire in the Middle East.

Author Biography

Lloyd C. Gardner is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University and the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including The Long Road to Baghdad. He lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction to a Doctrinep. 1
The United States Moves into the Middle Eastp. 16
The Truman Doctrine Protectoratep. 48
The Iran Oil Crisisp. 85
Damming the Egyptian Revolutionp. 135
Be Careful What You Wish Forp. 185
Epiloguep. 225
Notesp. 229
Indexp. 249
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