By Bernard Reich

This masterful compilation of biographical essays on well known heart East and North African political leaders fills a void within the present reference literature. The essays, of considerable size and written through specialists, conceal 70 people who've made an influence on global occasions considering that global battle II. . . . This beneficial paintings is very suggested for big basic collections in addition to for scholarly libraries. Library Journal

Major heart japanese and North African political leaders are profiled during this biographical reference quantity. it's one of many few systematic examinations of the political personalities and leaders during this region of the area. The publication specializes in the interval due to the fact that global battle II, a time that incorporates the early life of a number of the states, and examines the jobs of those heart Eastern/North African statesmen within the evolution of political existence of their personal international locations or corporations and different political structures within the center East/North Africa and past. The geographical zone coated is extra wide than that sometimes thought of in works at the heart East and comprises Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Yemen, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Moshe Dayan, Saddam Hussein, Golda Meir, Muammar Qaddafi, Anwar al-Sadat, and Yasser Arafat are one of the leaders integrated. They have been chosen simply because they're leaders of observe who've had a considerable impression on politics within the center East and North Africa. The profiles contain uncomplicated who is who details yet achieve a long way past that to discover the non-public and political evolution of the contributors, their equipment, courses, and pursuits, and their contributions to the political previous, current, and possible way forward for their very own nations, the center East and North Africa, and the overseas enviornment. a short bibliography of works by means of and in regards to the topic follows every one essay and gives resources of additional study and knowledge. additionally integrated are a basic topic index and chronology. This complete paintings could be of curiosity to historians, lecturers and scholars of heart Eastern/North African historical past and politics and, due to its timeliness and relevance to present occasions, the final reader taken with what is going on on the planet at the present time and why.

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