The War for Lebanon, 1970-1983

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The War for Lebanon, 1970-1983

By Itamar Rabinovich
Cornell University Press, 1984
200 pp. $19.95

This is partly a history of Lebanon's breakdown and civil war, partly a study of why and how Israel went to war in 1982. The author is at home in all the topics he covers, but most of all in dealing with the Israeli-Maronite connection and with Israel's policy dilemmas and decisions, about which his account is remarkably objective.

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