Note on Sources. Foreword by Albert Hourani. Introduction to New Edition. 1. Introduction. 2. The Hashimites and the Fertile Crescent. 3. Egypt and Arab Unity. 4. The Overthrow of the Veteran Nationalists. 5. The First Coup d'Etat. 6. Rival Bids for Syria. 7. Za'im's Rule. 8. Antun Sa'ada and his Party. 9. Hinnawl's Counter-Coup. 10. The Third Coup d'Etat by Shishakli. 11. Middle East Defence, 1951. 12. Military Dictatorship. 13. The Overthrow of Shishakli. 14. The Ba'th and the Communists. 15. Free Elections (1954). 16. The Baghdad Pact and its Enemies, I. 17. The Bagdad Pact and its Enemies, II. 18. The Army and the 'Malki Affair'. 19. Syria's Road to Suez, I: The Soviet-Egyptian Offensive. 20. Syria's Road to Suez, II: The Western-Iraqi Counter-Attack. 21. America Single-Handed. 22. Headlong into Union. Select Bibliography. Index. Map of Syria.