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

By: Sloyan, Patrick J [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Thomas Dunne Books, 2019Copyright date: �2019Edition: First edition.Description: 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781250113917; 1250113911.Subject(s): United States Marine Compound Bombing, Beirut, Lebanon, 1983 | Lebanon -- History -- Israeli intervention, 1982-1985 | United States. Marine Corps -- History -- Arab-Israeli conflict | United States -- Foreign relations -- Lebanon | Lebanon -- Foreign relations -- United States | United Nations -- Peacekeeping forces -- Lebanon | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State | HISTORY / Middle East | HISTORY / Military / United States | HISTORY / United States / 20th Century | United Nations | United States. Marine Corps | Israeli Intervention in Lebanon (1982-1985) | United States Marine Compound Bombing (Beirut, Lebanon : 1983) | Diplomatic relations | Peacekeeping forces | Lebanon | Lebanon -- Beirut | United States | 1982-1985Genre/Form: History.DDC classification: 956.9204/4
Contents:
Prologue -- Four inches -- Legacy -- A vain fantasy -- Mole cricket -- The siege -- Turmoil -- Going for broke -- A path to glory - The party of God -- Peace in a madhouse -- Moment of truth -- Burying the Marines -- Path to Iran -- End of an era -- Epilogue.
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"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: 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. Sloyan 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. 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. -- adapted from jacket
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-216) and index.

"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Prologue -- Four inches -- Legacy -- A vain fantasy -- Mole cricket -- The siege -- Turmoil -- Going for broke -- A path to glory - The party of God -- Peace in a madhouse -- Moment of truth -- Burying the Marines -- Path to Iran -- End of an era -- Epilogue.

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. Sloyan 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. 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. -- adapted from jacket

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