Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present

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W. W. Norton & Company, 17 feb. 2008 - 864 pagina's
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“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.
 

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"Power, Faith, and Fantasy..." is extremely well written, and researched. Rarely have I read a history so full of dates, names, and historical background that is so interesting. I did not want to put ... Volledige review lezen

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I read this book to learn about the history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East. I did, thanks to Oren's research, narrative style and clear thesis, that the realities of power, the strength of ... Volledige review lezen

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Chronology
A Passage to Glory
Part
Emancipating the World
MERICA
Part Three
Resurgence
Part Four
Action or Nonaction?
An American Movement Is Born
Arise O Arabs
The First Middle East Peace Process
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From Bibles toDrill Bits 24 An Insoluble Conflict Evolves
The Middle East and the Man from Missouri
Afterword

Empires at Dawn
Imperial Piety
Imperial Myths
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Spectators of Catastrophe
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2008)

Michael B. Oren, Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center, has written numerous works on the Middle East, including the New York Times bestsellers Six Days of War and Power, Faith, and Fantasy. He has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown universities, and currently serves as Israel’s ambassador to the United States.

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