Three Kings: The Rise of an American Empire in the Middle East After World War II

Three Kings: The Rise of an American Empire in the Middle East After World War II

Lloyd C. Gardner


In an account of the U.S. function within the center East, Three Kings is an “erudite, persuasively argued, and lucid” (Publishers Weekly) narrative of America’s deep and tangled relationships within the region.

Three Kings finds a narrative of America’s scramble for political effect, oil concessions, and a brand new army presence in line with airpower and beneficiant American relief to shaky regimes in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and Iraq. Deftly weaving jointly 3 a long time of U.S. strikes within the sector, Lloyd Gardner delves into early American efforts to aid the effect the Saudi regime (including the production of Dhahran air base, the objective of Osama bin Laden’s first terrorist assault in 1996); the CIA-engineered coup in Iran; Nasser’s Egypt; and, ultimately, the increase of Iraq as an immense petroleum power.

As American coverage makers and armed forces planners grapple with a notably new and quickly moving political panorama during this very important zone, Gardner uncovers “valuable new genuine facts… ably guid[ing] the reader throughout the perilous chess online game that has performed out within the sector considering that global battle II” (Kirkus Reviews).

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