A Revolutionary Year

    A Revolutionary Year

    The Middle East in 1958

    WM Roger Louis; Roger Owen

    IB Tauris 2002

    Hardback 342pp

    9781860644023   Product Code: 72126

    In the aftermath of Suez, pan-Arabism swept the Middle East. Inspired by Egypt's leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, revolt erupted in Lebanon and the Western-backed King Faisal II was overthrown in Iraq. To the alarm of the West, the Arab world seemed to be aligning itself with the Soviet Union. This wide-ranging, authoritative study examines the roles of Britain, the US, the UN, Israel and the oil industry to assess the legacy of 1958 in the region today.

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