New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.
First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket. Item #7211
Library stamps, transparent tape from protector on endpapers, light cock, otherwise slight wear; Dust Jacket label, light rub. Solid hardcover. ; Former British Ambassador to Syria "traces the development of modern Syria, focusing on the contribution of the Ba'th party and Ba'thist ideology." Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The Birth of Ba'thist Ideology; 3. The Alaouites; 4. Coups and Politics 1947-58; 5. Union with Egypt 1958-61; 6. The Ba'th in Power; 7. Ba'thist Doctrine; 8. The Structure of the Ba'th; 9. Internal Conflicts 1963-70; 10. A Short Balance Sheet; 11. Hafiz al-Asad - I; 12. Hafiz al-Asad - II; 13. Conclusions; 14. The Future; Appendix A: Chronology of the Ba'th in Iraq; App. B. Special Preface to the Constitution of the Party; App. C. Syria-Iraq; App. D. The Syrian Ba'th Party; Reference List and Bibliography; Index. ; Ex-Library; 182 pages.