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The Resource Lords of the desert : Britain's struggle with America to dominate the Middle East, James Barr

Lords of the desert : Britain's struggle with America to dominate the Middle East, James Barr

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Lords of the desert : Britain's struggle with America to dominate the Middle East
Title
Lords of the desert
Title remainder
Britain's struggle with America to dominate the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
James Barr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Within a single generation, between 1945 and 1970, America replaced Britain as the dominant power in the Middle East. By any standard, it was an extraordinary role reversal and it was one that came with very little warning. Starting in the 19th century, Britain had first established themselves as protector of the sheikhdoms along the southern shore of the Persian Gulf, before acquiring Aden, Cyprus and then Egypt and the Sudan. In the Great War in the 20th century they then added Palestine, Jordan and Iraq by conquest. And finally Britain had jointly run Iran with the Soviets since 1941 to defeat Hitler. The discovery of vast oil reserves in Saudi Arabia, at a time when the United States' own domestic reserves seemed to be running low, made America's initial interest commercial. But trade required political stability
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barr, James
Dewey number
  • 327.4'1'05609045
  • 327.4'1'05609045
  • 327.4105609045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Middle East
  • United States
  • Middle East
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Middle East
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Politics and Government
Label
Lords of the desert : Britain's struggle with America to dominate the Middle East, James Barr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471139796
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471174032
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
Lords of the desert : Britain's struggle with America to dominate the Middle East, James Barr
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781471139796
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471174032
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

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