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- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
How important are foreign affairs in the grand scheme of civilization? Do defenses against the invasion of strangers influence the evolution of culture? Drawing on decades of experience in government as well as in the academy, William R. Polk offers a uniquely informed, comprehensive view of foreign relations. Bridging academic disciplines he treats... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
In the current Middle East, insurgency tactics are used with frequency and increasing success. But guerrilla war-fare is not just the tool of modern-day terrorists. Its roots stretch back to our very own revolution. In Violent Politics , William Polk takes us on a concise, brilliant tour of insurgencies throughout history, starting with the American... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
The Dramatic History of Iraq in One Concise Volume The destinies of Iraq and America will be tightly intertwined into the foreseeable future due to the U.S. incursion into this complex, perplexing desert nation -- the latest in a long history of violent outside interventions. A country sitting atop the world's largest supply of crude oil, Iraq... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
In this provocative account of colonial America, William R. Polk explores the key events, individuals, and themes of this critical period. With vivid descriptions of the societies that people from Europe came from and with an emphasis on what they believed they were going to , Polk introduces the native Indians encountered in the New World and... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 19.99
William R. Polk provides an informative, readable history of a country which is moving quickly toward becoming the dominant power and culture of the Middle East. A former member of the State Department's Policy Planning Council, Polk describes a country and a history misunderstood by many in the West. While Iranians chafe under the yolk of their... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 7.12
To understand Iraq, and the dynamics at work there, it is essential to know the country's history. This is self-evident to the point of being a cliché. But 12,000 years of history can be intimidating. In Understanding Iraq, one of the world?s most respected Middle East spectators provides a highly readable yet intelligent digest, taking the reader... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
The Elusive Peace , first published in 1979, highlights the crucial developments in the Middle East during the twentieth century: the coming of nationalism, the struggle for independence, the effects of the Cold War and the four ?hot wars? in the Middle East. The numerous attempts to solve the conflicts, and the ultimate failure of such attempts,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.00
Former senator George McGovern and William R. Polk, a leading authority on the Middle East, offer a detailed plan for a speedy troop withdrawal from Iraq. During the phased withdrawal, to begin on December 31, 2006, and to be completed by June 30, 2007, they recommend that the Iraq government engage the temporary services of an international... more...