Irene Gendzier's critically acclaimed, wide-reaching analysis of post-World War II U.S. policy in Lebanon posits that the politics of oil and pipelines figured far more significantly in U.S. relations with Lebanon than previously believed. In 1958 the United States sent thousands of troops to shore up the Lebanese regime in the face of domestic opp

part I|61 pages

The Setting of U.S. Policy

chapter 1|18 pages

The Dynamic of Collaborative Intervention

chapter 2|22 pages

U.S. Postwar Policy and the Middle East

chapter 3|19 pages

Learning Lebanon: A Primer

part II|77 pages

Formative Years in the Evolution of U.S. Policy: 1944-1952

part III

The Eisenhower Administration and the Sham'un Regime: A Policy of Information and Consent

chapter 7|17 pages

Pressure Points and Priorities

chapter 8|21 pages

Lebanon: The "Bridgehead in the Orient"

chapter 9|21 pages

Realities of Power in the “Rear Area”

chapter 10

Our Man in Beirut

part IV|66 pages

Intervening before Intervention

chapter 11

Civil War, May 1958

chapter 12|29 pages

Doubt, Deliberation, and Preparation

part V|71 pages

The Minefield Explodes: U.S. Military Intervention

chapter 13|43 pages

11,000 Sorties in Search of a Target

chapter 14|26 pages

By Mutual Consent: July–October 1958