Triggered by its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq was pitted against a 32-nation coalition of forces commanded by Gen. NormanSchwarzkopf, whose air attacks led the way for a ground war thatmet with success in less than four days. Although the coalitionwas victorious, Saddam Hussein held on as president of Iraq.Almanac and Primary Sources
coversthe pre-war events; Operation DesertShield, the U.S. effort to prevent anIraqi invasion of Saudi Arabia; andOperation Desert Storm, the conflictthat ended in the Iraqi defeat andthe liberation of Kuwait. Biographies
offers approximately 25 biographiesof major and less prominent figures.Included are 120 black-and-whiteillustrations with approximately20 maps; chronology; sidebars;words to know; research and activity ideas;further reading; subject index; and more.
For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the Almanac, Biographies or Primary Sources.
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