Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1993 - History - 575 pages
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This definitive account of the Gulf War relates the previously untold story of the U.S. war with Iraq in the early 1990s. The author follows the 42-day war from the first night to the final day, providing vivid accounts of bombing runs, White House strategy sessions, firefights, and bitter internal conflicts.
 

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Exhaustive, albeit consistently absorbing, record of the 42- day Gulf War that offers fresh, often startling, perspectives on the planning and conduct of what the author characterizes as ``a brilliant ... Read full review

Crusade: the untold story of the Persian Gulf War

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This interesting account of the 1991 Persian Gulf War by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter features a number of original observations about the conduct of the war. For example, Atkinson discloses that ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
First Week
13
Middle Month
165
Last Week
357
UPCOUNTRY MARCH
426
I7 LIBERATION
449
CLOSING THE GATES
469
EPILOGUE
488
AUTHORS NOTE
503
NOTES
523
BIBLIOGRAPHY
553
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Rick Atkinson won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for a series of articles on West Point's Class of 1966, which later became the basis for his best-selling book The Long Gray Line. A veteran staff reporter for the Washington Post, he wrote the Post 's lead stories during the Gulf War.

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