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The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

A sweeping and dramatic history of the last half century of conflict in the Middle East from an award-winning journalist who has covered the region for over thirty years, The Great War for Civilisation unflinchingly chronicles the tragedy of the region from the Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revolution; from the American hostage crisis in Beirut to the Iran-Iraq War; from the 1991 Gulf War to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. A book of searing drama as well as lucid, incisive analysis, The Great War for Civilisation is a work of major importance for today's world.

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Chapter 1: “One of Our Brothers Had a Dream . . . ”

Chapter 2: “They Shoot Russians”

Chapter 3: The Choirs of Kandahar

Chapter 4: The Carpet-Weavers

Chapter 5: The Path to War

Chapter 6: “The Whirlwind War”

Chapter 7: “War against War” and the Fast Train to Paradise

Chapter 8: Drinking the Poisoned Chalice

Chapter 9: “Sentenced to Suffer Death”

Chapter 10: The First Holocaust

Chapter 11: Fifty Thousand Miles from Palestine

Chapter 12: The Last Colonial War

Chapter 13: The Girl and the Child and Love

Chapter 14: “Anything to Wipe Out a Devil . . . ”

Chapter 15: Planet Damnation

Chapter 16: Betrayal

Chapter 17: The Land of Graves

Chapter 18: The Plague

Chapter 19: Now Thrive the Armourers ...

Chapter 20: Even to Kings, He Comes ...

Chapter 21: Why?

Chapter 22: The Die Is Cast

Chapter 23: Atomic Dog, Annihilator, Arsonist, Anthrax, Anguish and Agamemnon

Chapter 24: Into the Wilderness


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