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Iran at War: 1500-1988
Kaveh Farrokh
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Iran at War: 1500-1988

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Iran’s complex, violent military history encompasses two world wars, foreign intervention, anti-government revolts, border disputes, a revolution, a war against Iraq that lasted over eight years, and its desperate quest to become a nuclear power.

Following his award-winning book, Shadows in the Desert, which explored the military history of ancient Persia, in Iran at War K
ebook, 488 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Osprey Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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If you ever want a book to just completely demolish your good day read any chapter of this book. The sheer degree to which Iran has been at war over the past several centuries is mind-boggling and sad. This book does a good job overviewing the timing of the wars, but really fails to capture or comment on the reasoning and politics behind a lot of the more recent wars. In addition if you are looking for a book which will tell you how many tanks or guns or soldiers to an exact number that the Iran ...more
Most of this is not author's original work. It has drawn from sources, some dubious, to conclude his narrative.
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