George Bush Vs. Saddam Hussein : Military Success! Political Failure?

By: Hilsman, Roger

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The Gulf War, contends Emeritus Professor Roger Hilsman of Columbia University, was brought on not by the clash of national interests, but by the intense personal rivalry between George Bush and Saddam Hussein. Hilsman portrays Saddam Hussein as a villain, but a villain who rose to power in a society of villains; a man driven by very real and human fears. George Bush is also a driven man. According to Hilsman, the president manipulated the press and news from the region while ignoring the counsel of many military and diplomatic experts during what some observers called his "headlong rush to war. " This is an important study, expecially in the current climate, that allows the reader to consider carefully the validity of Bush's claim to be the "foreign policy president" based on his handling of the Persian Gulf crisis. The jacket has a few wrinkles in the front and a 1/2" tear at the bottom. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: George Bush Vs. Saddam Hussein : Military Success! Political Failure?

Author: Hilsman, Roger

Illustrator: Illustrated by Holden, Leavenworth

Categories: War,

Publisher: Novato, CA, Lyford Books: 1992

ISBN: 0891414703

ISBN 13: 9780891414704

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 001202

Keywords: UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS MIDDLE EAST PERSIAN GULF WAR,