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America"s great game

Hugh Wilford

America"s great game

the CIA"s secret Arabists and the shaping of the modern Middle East

by Hugh Wilford

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States,
  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency,
  • Relations,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementHugh Wilford
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS63.2.U5 W49 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 342 pages
    Number of Pages342
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27152925M
    ISBN 10046501965X
    ISBN 109780465019656
    LC Control Number2013029982
    OCLC/WorldCa855507173

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New York, Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, ; Bibliography note Includes bibliographical references. The term "the Great Game" was used well before the 19th century and was associated with games of risk, such as cards and dice.

The French equivalent Le grand jeu dates back to at least and is associated with meanings of risk, chance and deception. In the historical sense the term dated from the midth century. " The Great Game" is attributed to Captain Arthur Conolly (–42) who.

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-- Hugh Wilford’s America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, a thrilling investigative history of how the first generation of CIA operatives shaped U.S. relations with the Middle East, has been awarded the gold medal in The Washington Institute's Book Prize competition.By turns admiring and critical play-by-play of CIA Arabists as they directed the Cold War’s Middle East chessboard.

As the blowback from America’s meddling in the Middle East continues to return in the form of the toppling of dictators long supported by Washington, Wilford (History/California State Univ., Long Beach; The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America,etc.) spotlights.