Power, Faith, and Fantasy

Power, Faith, and Fantasy

America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Covering more than two hundred years of history, a study of American involvement in the Middle East ranges from the battle against the Barbary pirates and early explorers in the region to the conquest of Fallujah, examining the diverse roles of American statesmen, merchants, soldiers, missionaries, explorers, and others in shaping this troubled region. Reprint. 70,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
“Will shape our thinking about America and the Middle East for years.”—Christopher Dickey, Newsweek
Power, Faith, and Fantasytells the remarkable story of America's 230-year relationship with the Middle East. Drawing on a vast range of government documents, personal correspondence, and the memoirs of merchants, missionaries, and travelers, Michael B. Oren narrates the unknown story of how the United States has interacted with this vibrant and turbulent region.

Baker
& Taylor

Covering more than two hundred years of history, a study of American involvement in the Middle East examines the diverse roles of American statesmen, merchants, soldiers, missionaries, explorers, and others in shaping this troubled region.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008
ISBN: 9780393330304
0393330303
Characteristics: xxiv, 791 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm

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hosselton
Feb 05, 2016

Every American who cares about current events needs to read this book very carefully!

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SEBoiko
Nov 27, 2012

A must read for any serious student of US/Middle Eastern relations.

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curious2
Aug 27, 2012

There was so much I didn't know that was discussed in this book. It is a serious history, not something to be read at the beach. But then again, why not. I found this book fascinating - but one I need to renew often as it is not a "quick read".

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Oct 05, 2008

long history i suppose

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