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Strangers When We Met: A Century of American Community in Kuwait

W. Nathaniel Howell ; foreword by Shaikha Hussah Sabah al Salem al-Sabah, with contributions by Claudia Farkas AL-Rashoud .
Format
Book
Published
Washington, DC : New Academia Publishing, 2016.
Language
English
Series
ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy Series
ISBN
0996648402, 9780996648400
Summary
"Nat Howell has written an extraordinary biography of Kuwait and its relationship with the United States. It is the story of extraordinary individuals, Kuwaiti and American, and what they discovered in each other. Ambassador Howell reminds us that for the first half of the 20th century, the American presence in Kuwait consisted of medical missionaries, not diplomats, businessmen, or oil workers. These committed individuals converted few souls but saved countless lives. They stood with Kuwaitis during the 1920 Battle of Jahra, when the founder of the Saudi Kingdom, ibn Saud, threatened the existence of the small state. Seventy years later, the threat came from Saddam Hussein's Iraq, which occupied the country overnight. Ambassador Howell, his staff, and some American residents of Kuwait kept our flag flying in the besieged Embassy for over four months, the only diplomatic mission to remain open. ... " -- Dust jacket blurb by Ryan C. Crocker
Description
xvii, 728 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original gray cloth; dust jacket. C. Venable Minor Endowment Fund, 2015/2016.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: C. Venable Minor Endowment Fund, 2015/2016.
Series Statement
ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy series ; . 59
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