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Guardians of the Gulf

A History of America's Expanding Role in the Persion Gulf, 1883-1992

About The Book

From the nineteenth century through the 1991 war with Iraq, this study of America's expanding role in the Persian Gulf traces the development of American commercial interests in the region and the resulting growth of military and political involvement.

About The Author

Michael A. Palmer is a military historian who has written on subjects ranging from the U.S. Civil War to the Gulf War. His particular areas of expertise are maritime history and military power at sea.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (May 1, 1999)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439105801

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