Persian Gulf Command: A History of the Second World War in Iran and Iraq

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Yale University Press
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6.3 X 1.7 X 9.3 inches | 2.0 pounds
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About the Author

Ashley Jackson is professor of imperial and military history, King's College, London, and visiting fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford. He has published extensively on the British Empire in times of war. He lives in Oxfordshire, UK.


"Consistently fascinating and thought-provoking... Iran and Iraq always struggle to gain centre stage in existing histories of the Second World War, yet they were not secondary theatres for those who lived or fought there. Ashley Jackson puts them unapologetically in the limelight."--Simon Ball, author of The Bitter Sea--Simon Ball
"Splendid... Ashley Jackson skilfully brings together the complex range of developments that took place in Iraq and Iran during the Second World War. His book combines thorough research, lucid analysis and colourful description."--Evan Mawdsley, author of December 1941--Evan Mawdsley
"A brilliant book that confirms Ashley Jackson's place among the preeminent scholars of the British empire. Deeply researched, comprehensive and incisive, it is the must-read account of Britain's Second World War in Iran and Iraq and its enduring consequences."--Joe Maiolo, author of Cry Havoc--Joe Maiolo
"In this lucid work, filled with telling details and well-crafted arguments, Jackson has finally revealed the undoubted significance of Iran and Iraq to the wider war."--Niall Barr, author of Eisenhower's Armies--Niall Barr
"Assiduously researched and sensitively written, Persian Gulf Command offers us a fascinating new perspective on the Second World War - its impact on local societies in the Middle East and the paths to post-war intervention by the West."--Richard J. Aldrich, author of The Black Door--Richard J. Aldrich