Asad of Syria

The Struggle for the Middle East

by Patrick Seale

Asad of Syria

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Peter Seale traces the life and political career of former Syrian president Hafez Assad, discussing his role in the history of Syria and sharing his vision of the future of the region.

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British journalist Seale writes for the long haul. His 1965 history The Struggle for Syria is considered a classic primer on the country, even though it's out of print (On Wednesday, used paperbacks on Amazon started at $178.51). This biography of Bashar's father, Hafez, may be more than twenty years old, but Brown University Professor Robyn Creswell says it's still "the best read about the Ba'ath party and contemporary politics — though it's not so contemporary anymore." In it,

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