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The Resource The commander : Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948, Laila Parsons

The commander : Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948, Laila Parsons

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The commander : Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948
Title
The commander
Title remainder
Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948
Statement of responsibility
Laila Parsons
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Revered by some as the Arab Garibaldi, maligned by others as an intriguer and opportunist, Fawzi al-Qawuqji manned the ramparts of Arab history for four decades. As a young officer in the Ottoman Army, he fought the British in the First World War, and won an Iron Cross. In the 1920s, he mastered the arts of insurgency and helped lead a massive uprising against the French authorities in Syria. A decade later, he re-appeared in Palestine, where he helped direct the Arab revolt of 1936. When an effort to overthrow the British rulers of Iraq failed, he moved to Germany, where he spent much of the Second World War battling his fellow exile, the Mufti of Jerusalem, who had accused him of being a British spy. In 1947, Qawuqji made a daring escape from Allied-occupied Berlin, and sought once again to shape his region's history. In his most famous role, he would command the Arab Liberation Army in the Arab-Israeli war of 1948. In this well-crafted, definitive biography, Laila Parsons tells Qawuqji's dramatic story and sets it in the full context of his turbulent times. Following Israel's decisive victory, Qawuqji was widely faulted as a poor commander with possibly dubious motives. Parsons shows us that the truth was more complex: Although he doubtless made some strategic mistakes, he never gave up fighting for Arab independence and unity, even as those ideals were undermined by powers inside and outside the Arab world. "--
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individual biography
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Parsons, Laila
Dewey number
  • 956.04092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qāwuqjī, Fawzī
  • Generals
  • Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949
Target audience
general
Label
The commander : Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948, Laila Parsons
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Publication
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780809067121
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustations
Ownership
*
Label
The commander : Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab independence, 1914-1948, Laila Parsons
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 295 pages
Isbn
9780809067121
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustations
Ownership
*

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