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The Resource Syria : the fall of the house of Assad, David W. Lesch

Syria : the fall of the house of Assad, David W. Lesch

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Syria : the fall of the house of Assad
Title
Syria
Title remainder
the fall of the house of Assad
Statement of responsibility
David W. Lesch
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Amidst the bombings, shootings, political turmoil, and mass exodus in Syria, it's difficult to follow the trajectory of its recent troubled history. One can start in 2000, when Syrian President Bashar al-Assad came to power. David W. Lesch, author of Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad, can trace this path because he knew President Assad personally, perhaps better than anyone else in the West. Lesch's book at first highlights the humanity and promise once shown in President Assad. Later, it is filled with disappointment. He explains that Assad was never meant to rule, and it was only after the untimely death of his brother that the role was thrust upon him. Assad was an ophthalmologist, with a wife and a good family. But it did not take long for the power to corrupt him. Lesch is far from an impartial author. Having known Assad for years, through a series of meetings as a researcher and consultant, Lesch does not hide his regret at the turn of events. In this timely book, the author explores Assad's failed leadership, his transformation from bearer of hope to reactionary tyrant, and his regime's violent response to the uprising of his people in the wake of the Arab Spring. - Publisher
  • Examines the failed leadership of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from the perspective of a Middle East scholar who met with Assad between 2004 and 2009, focusing specifically on the administration's response to the Arab Spring
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lesch, David W
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Assad, Bashar
  • Assad, Bashar
  • Assad, Bashar
  • Asad, Baššār al
  • Political leadership
  • Protest movements
  • Political violence
  • Syria
  • Syria
  • HISTORY
  • Political and social views
  • Political leadership
  • Politics and government
  • Political violence
  • Protest movements
  • Syria
  • Politischer Wandel
  • Aufstand
  • Syrien
  • Politiskt ledarskap
  • Proteströrelser
  • Politiskt våld
Label
Syria : the fall of the house of Assad, David W. Lesch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Hope -- Surviving -- Syria is Different -- No, It's Not -- The Regime Responds -- Opposition Mounts -- The International Response -- All In -- Whither Syria?
Control code
ocn810124911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300189162
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613858344
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 385834
  • 22573/ctt2zzx8s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)810124911
Label
Syria : the fall of the house of Assad, David W. Lesch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Hope -- Surviving -- Syria is Different -- No, It's Not -- The Regime Responds -- Opposition Mounts -- The International Response -- All In -- Whither Syria?
Control code
ocn810124911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300189162
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613858344
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 385834
  • 22573/ctt2zzx8s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)810124911

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