Into the Desert
Reflections on the Gulf War
By Jeffrey A. Engel (Editor)
(Oxford University Press, USA, Hardcover, 9780199796281, 206pp.)
Publication Date: December 2012
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In Into the Desert, historian Jeffrey Engel has gathered an all-star cast of contributors to reevaluate the first Gulf War: Michael Gordon of the New York Times; Sir Lawrence Freedman, former foreign policy advisor to Tony Blair; American Ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan Ryan Crocker; Middle East specialist Shibley Telhami; and Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations. Engel and his contributors examine the war's origins, the war itself, its impact within the Arab world, and its long-term impact on military affairs and international relations. All told, Into the Desert offers an astute reassessment of one of the most momentous events in the last quarter century.
James A. Swan, Ph.D., is a columnist for ESPNOutdoors.com, writes for Engel's Outdoor Experience, and is the author of In Defense of Hunting and The Sacred Art of Hunting. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.