Reviews for "The Twilight War"

"This is the foreign policy book of the year, perhaps of many years. And it could not be more timely. It is filled with facts and anecdotes that will startle even insiders, such as the CIA's role in helping the ayatollahs destroy their opposition in 1983, or that the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut the same year was first suggested by the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon. In many ways it is the secret history of the last three decades of American foreign policy in the Middle East."

Thomas E. Ricks, author of "Fiasco" and "The Generals" (Forthcoming)

"David Crist has written an exceptional, timely, and important history of our conflict with Iran. "The Twilight War" is a well-written and thoroughly researched work that is a must read for all those involved in the current decision making on Iran and for those interested in understanding the complex nature of this growing confrontation. Crist is a rare historian whose education, military experience, superb writing style, and regional knowledge clearly make this book the definitive work on this subject."

General Anthony C. Zinni General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Retired)

"A monumental debut...An encyclopedic account of the ongoing military and diplomatic conflict between the United States and Iran...The authoritative history of the origins and progress of the Iranian policy morass for years to come."

Kirkus Book Reviews,