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A war of choice : honour, hubris and sacrifice

By: Fairweather, Jack

0099542331 / 9780099542339
Paperback
956.70443341
04/10/2012
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England
20 cm 431 p. : maps
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape.

A gripping account of the moral and political challenges posed by the Iraq war from the Costa Award winning author of The VolunteerWhen Tony Blair plunged Britain into war he thought that, shortly thereafter, Iraq would emerge as a peaceful democracy.

Instead the invasion sparked the worst foreign policy disaster since the Suez crisis in 1956.

A War of Choice is a compelling and authoritative portrayal of Britain's war in Iraq.

At the outset, Blair insisted that Britain went to war to influence American decision-making.

Based on over three hundred interviews, A War of Choice gives the inside story of Blair's war cabinet, Whitehall power struggles and intrigue at the White House, and traces the evolution of the special relationship, from the secret deals struck by Blair, to Brown's desperate bid to save his premiership, which brought already-strained relations with America to the verge of collapse. A story of hubris and honour, betrayal and the ultimate sacrifice, A War of Choice provides powerful insight into one of Britain's most controversial conflicts. 'A timely work that offers a considered appraisal of what went wrong' Times Literary Supplement

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 1FBQ Iraq, 3JMC c 2000 to c 2010, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBJF1 Middle Eastern history, HBWS5 Iraq War, JPS International relations

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