Syria: The Fall Of The House Of Assad; New Updated Edition

Paperback | August 22, 2013

byDavid W. Lesch

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In this timely book, David Lesch—one of the only Westerners well acquainted with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad—sheds new light on the ophthalmologist-turned-tyrant and how his regime has failed his country. For this updated edition, Lesch has added an epilogue that discusses the formation of the Syrian Coalition; the use of chemical weapons; whether or not outside nations should intervene; Al-Qaeda and Jihadist groups in Syria; the lessons of Iraq; the Geneva Communique plan for the country’s future; and the ongoing human cost of the Syrian conflict.

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In this timely book, David Lesch—one of the only Westerners well acquainted with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad—sheds new light on the ophthalmologist-turned-tyrant and how his regime has failed his country. For this updated edition, Lesch has added an epilogue that discusses the formation of the Syrian Coalition; the use of chemica...

David W. Lesch is professor of Middle East history at Trinity University. He lives in San Antonio, TX.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 1 inPublished:August 22, 2013Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300197225

ISBN - 13:9780300197228

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“David Lesch’s Syria is timely, relevant, and to the point, providing the educated reader with everything needed to make sense of what is happening in that country. . . A major contribution to our knowledge of Syria and the Middle East. Anyone who seeks a real understanding of these subjects must read this book."—Andrew Rosenbaum, New York Journal of Books