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The Resource Omar Al-Bashir and Africa's longest war, Paul Moorcraft

Omar Al-Bashir and Africa's longest war, Paul Moorcraft

Label
Omar Al-Bashir and Africa's longest war
Title
Omar Al-Bashir and Africa's longest war
Statement of responsibility
Paul Moorcraft
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
President Omar al-Bashir is Africa's and arguably Arabia's most controversial leader. In power since 1989, he is the first sitting head of state to be issued with an arrest warrant, for war crimes, by International Criminal Court. He has been a central personality in Islamic and African politics, as well as a love-to-hate figure for the US in the 'war on terror'. For military history readers, Al-Bashir is a field marshal who has fought possibly the world's longest conflict. Modern Sudan has been embroiled in war since 1955. No proper biography has been written on him before. Nor has there been a comprehensive military history of Sudan. The book briefly covers the military background until independence. Then it dissects the long north-south civil war until Bashir's Islamist military coup in 1989. Thereafter it narrates the wars in the east, south, west (in Darfur), International political and military intervention is also factored in. The author draws on in-depth one-on-one interviews with Bashir himself and his family and close political, military and intelligence colleagues
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT157.65.B388
LC item number
M66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Omar Al-Bashir and Africa's longest war, Paul Moorcraft
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [225]) and 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
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 232 p.
Isbn
9781473842526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illus. , maps
System control number
(OCoLC)936145692
Label
Omar Al-Bashir and Africa's longest war, Paul Moorcraft
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [225]) and 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
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 232 p.
Isbn
9781473842526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illus. , maps
System control number
(OCoLC)936145692

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