Encyclopedia of the Persian Gulf War

by Mark Grossman


The outrage of President George Bush at the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is still fresh in our minds. This encyclopedia provides a careful analysis of this pivotal confrontation, from the myriad relationships that gave rise to war to its ultimate costs and elusive rewards.

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December 1995


Pages 522
Volumes 1
Size 8 1/2x11
Topics Military History/Conflict and Wars
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The Gulf War is chronicled and explained in this comprehensive encyclopedia that describes the historical background and reasons for the war, the key players, major weapons systems and tactics, and the results of the conflict.


  • Includes a detailed chronology of the conflict and its aftermath
  • Extensively illustrated and cross referenced
  • Includes reprints of important documents and transcripts


  • Exceptional breadth of coverage, including historical background, important figures, major weapons systems and tactics, and the ultimate results of the war
Author Info

Mark Grossman is a professional writer specializing in American and world history, constitutional law, and the environment. He is the author of several books for ABC-CLIO.



"Full of appendixes, nicely packaged, and easy to use, this valuable reference source is recommended for all libraries."—Library Journal

"His assimilation of factual information relating to the Persian Gulf conflict is awe-inspiring. A fantastic research tool."—VOYA

"The Encyclopedia excels in cataloging and describing the weapons used in the war. Provides depth and detail, making it the source to check first."—Rettig on Reference (

"Highly recommended for every library."—Choice


Outstanding Academic Book 1996 — CHOICE

Best Reference Source 1995 — Library Journal

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