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Author Ward, Steven R.

Title Immortal : a military history of Iran and its armed forces / Steven R. Ward.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  955 WARD    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 380 pages : maps, plans ; 24 cm
Note "In cooperation with the Center for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-361) and index.
Contents The Iranian phoenix -- Heritage of greatness, legacy of loss -- Powerful predecessors : the Safavids and Nader Shah -- Laughingstock : the Qajar military -- Nationalism unleashed : from revolution to the Great War -- Two paths : the birth of the modern Iranian armed forces -- Sidelined : the world at war in Iran -- Cold War pillar : the rise of the Imperial Armed Forces -- Old guard, new guard : Iran's armed forces in the Islamic Revolution -- Horrible sacrifice : the Iran-Iraq War -- Despise not your enemy : Iran's armed forces in the twenty-first century.
Subject Iran -- History, Military.
Iran -- Armed Forces -- History.
Added Author Georgetown University. Center for Peace and Security Studies.
ISBN 9781589012585 hardcover alkaline paper
1589012585 hardcover alkaline paper
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