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The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran Hardcover – Jul 19 2012

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  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The; First Edition edition (July 19 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594203415
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594203411
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #650,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A fascinating, detailed history of American-Iranian foreign relations... Crist is a natural-born writer, and the best parts of The Twilight War are not just engaging, but thrilling. His account of the 1988 naval mine strike on the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf reads almost like the script for an action movie, in large part because he's careful to pay attention to the actual people behind the sailors' uniforms. It's that concern for humanity that also renders his narratives of the bombings of the Beirut barracks (in 1983) and the Khobar Towers (in 1996) so chilling, immediate and heartbreaking."   —Michael Shaub, NPR

"David Crist's painstakingly researched and elegantly written account of the United States-Iran cold war is an earnest chronicle of this shadowy history. ...Deserves a spot on the short list of must-read books on United States-Iran relations."   —Karim Sadjadpour, The New York Times

"Lucid and thoughtful... Crist has written an important and timely book that should be required reading for anyone interested in understanding how the United States and Iran went from close allies to enduring adversaries."   —The Washington Post

About the Author

Dr. David Crist is a senior historian for the federal government and frequent adviser to senior government officials on the Middle East. As an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Crist served two tours with elite special operations forces in Afghanistan and Iraq and was part of the first U.S. military forces inside Afghanistan who overthrew the Taliban. He received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a master's and doctorate in Middle Eastern history from Florida State University.

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CamdenNJReader
4.0 out of 5 starsIts not "The Gulf" ifts the Persian Gulf!
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4.0 out of 5 starsWhat we didn't know about the U.S. relationship with Iran
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