Encyclopedia of the Persian Gulf War


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About the Book

Between January 17 and February 28, 1991, an international military coalition sanctioned by the United Nations and led by the United States defeated a large, well-equipped Iraqi army and forced it to withdraw from occupied Kuwait. The first major military action after the end of the Cold War, the Persian Gulf War is seen as the precursor of a new military doctrine; ground troops from 19 countries around the globe participated in the operation.
This is a comprehensive reference work to the people, places, events, weapons, operations, and other matters in the Persian Gulf War. A chronology is also provided, covering the major events from 1958 through 1991 that led to the rise of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, his invasion of Kuwait, and the rousting of Iraqi forces from that country.

About the Author(s)

Richard Alan Schwartz, a professor at Florida International University in Miami, also wrote the award-winning The Cold War Reference Guide (1997).

Bibliographic Details

Richard Alan Schwartz
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 223
Bibliographic Info: 23 photos, maps, notes, chronology, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [1998]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4103-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2175-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

The Encyclopedia      9

Chronology      175

Bibliography      205

Index      209

Book Reviews & Awards

“this exceptionally rich collection of information by Schwartz is exceedingly thorough. The index is strong, the book is extensively cross-referenced, and the writing is crisp and clear…will be useful to everyone from high school students to academics. Highly recommended for all libraries”—Library Journal; “there are many books on the Persian Gulf War, but only a few that are comparable to this…recommended”—Booklist; “one of the best…numerous pictures, maps, and portraits…easy to use…a good addition”—ARBA; “comprehensive index…more detailed information [than the competition]…a worthwhile addition for libraries”—School Library Journal; “coverage is almost always deeper and more analytical [than the competition]”—Reference Reviews; “modern history and military history collections really ought to have [this]”—Rettig on Reference; “treatment of U.S. technology and tactics is extensive”—Choice.