When Reagan sent in the Marines : the Invasion of Lebanon

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New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2019.
Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction
956.92044 SLOYA
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First edition.
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228 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9781250113917, 1250113911


Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index.
On October 23, 1983, a truck bomb destroyed the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut. 241 Americans were killed in the worst terrorist attack our nation would suffer until 9/11. We're still feeling the repercussions today. When Reagan Sent In the Marines tells why the Marines were there, how their mission became confused and compromised, and how President Ronald Reagan used another misguided military venture to distract America from the attack and his many mistakes leading up to it. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Patrick J. Sloyan uses his own contemporaneous reporting, his close relationships with the Marines in Beirut, recently declassified documents, and interviews with key players, including Reagan's top advisers, to shine a new light on the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and Reagan's doomed ceasefire in Beirut. Sloyan draws on interviews with key players to explore the actions of Kissinger and Haig, while revealing the courage of Marine Colonel Timothy Geraghty, who foresaw the disaster in Beirut, but whom Reagan would later blame for it. More than thirty-five years later, America continues to wrestle with Lebanon, the Marines with the legacy of the Beirut bombing, and all of us with the threat of Mideast terror that the attack furthered. When Reagan Sent In The Marines is about a historical moment, but one that remains all too present today. --from Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sloyan, P. J. (2019). When Reagan sent in the Marines: the Invasion of Lebanon (First edition.). Thomas Dunne Books.

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Sloyan, Patrick J.. 2019. When Reagan Sent in the Marines: The Invasion of Lebanon. New York: Thomas Dunne Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sloyan, Patrick J.. When Reagan Sent in the Marines: The Invasion of Lebanon New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sloyan, Patrick J.. When Reagan Sent in the Marines: The Invasion of Lebanon First edition., Thomas Dunne Books, 2019.

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