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The Resource When Reagan sent in the Marines : the invasion of Lebanon, Patrick J. Sloyan

When Reagan sent in the Marines : the invasion of Lebanon, Patrick J. Sloyan

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When Reagan sent in the Marines : the invasion of Lebanon
Title
When Reagan sent in the Marines
Title remainder
the invasion of Lebanon
Statement of responsibility
Patrick J. Sloyan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who reported on the events as it happened, an action-packed account of Reagan's failures in the 1983 Marines barracks bombing in Beirut. On October 23, 1983, a truck bomb destroyed the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut. 241 Americans were killed in the worst terrorist attack our nation would suffer until 9/11. We're still feeling the repercussions today. When Reagan Sent In the Marines tells why the Marines were there, how their mission became confused and compromised, and how President Ronald Reagan used another misguided military venture to distract America from the attack and his many mistakes leading up to it. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Patrick J. Sloyan uses his own contemporaneous reporting, his close relationships with the Marines in Beirut, recently declassified documents, and interviews with key players, including Reagan's top advisers, to shine a new light on the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and Reagan's doomed ceasefire in Beirut. Sloyan draws on interviews with key players to explore the actions of Kissinger and Haig, while revealing the courage of Marine Colonel Timothy Geraghty, who foresaw the disaster in Beirut, but whom Reagan would later blame for it. More than thirty-five years later, America continues to wrestle with Lebanon, the Marines with the legacy of the Beirut bombing, and all of us with the threat of Mideast terror that the attack furthered. When Reagan Sent In The Marines is about a historical moment, but one that remains all too present today"--
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Sloyan, Patrick J
Dewey number
956.9204/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS87.53
LC item number
.S63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States Marine Compound Bombing, Beirut, Lebanon, 1983
  • Lebanon
  • United States
  • United States
  • Lebanon
  • United Nations
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / Middle East
  • HISTORY / Military / United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Label
When Reagan sent in the Marines : the invasion of Lebanon, Patrick J. Sloyan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1129253299
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781250113917
Lccn
2019024262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1129253299
Label
When Reagan sent in the Marines : the invasion of Lebanon, Patrick J. Sloyan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1129253299
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781250113917
Lccn
2019024262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1129253299

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