×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Best of Enemies: A History of US and Middle East Relations, Part Two: 1954-1984
     

Best of Enemies: A History of US and Middle East Relations, Part Two: 1954-1984

by Jean-Pierre Filiu, David B. (Illustrator), Edward Gauvin
 

TThe second volume of Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B.’s graphic novel history of US–Middle East relations begins in the 1950s with the Eisenhower Doctrine and ends with the Lebanese War of 1982. A perceptive and authoritative account of this turbulent historical period, Best of Enemies provides an overview of the Six-Day War between Israel and the

Overview

TThe second volume of Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B.’s graphic novel history of US–Middle East relations begins in the 1950s with the Eisenhower Doctrine and ends with the Lebanese War of 1982. A perceptive and authoritative account of this turbulent historical period, Best of Enemies provides an overview of the Six-Day War between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria; the Iranian Revolution of 1979; the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; and other Middle Eastern conflicts involving the United States. A beautifully drawn account of the time period, Best of Enemies is a milestone of graphic novel reportage and of great relevance to the current political situation in the Middle East.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
10/10/2014
This tale is as stark as the bold black-and-white design work of artist David B. The U.S. involvement in the Middle East slough of despond (1953—84) written by Filiu is crisp, unblinking, and straightforward. Any interpretations or commentaries of the events are carried in the surreal graphics that march relentlessly along in a gloriously inevitable parade, panel after panel. It's a sad and frightening story told clearly for those who are too young to remember the times and a grim and jarring reminder to those of us who lived through it.
Verdict Eisner Award nominee B. and award-winning historian Filiu team up to tackle a convoluted but extremely important bit of history. The outcome is an easy-to-follow graphic essay of events. The actual hand lettering is a little clunky and difficult to read at times, but overall this is a strong work for young readers and adults alike.—Russell Miller, Prescott P.L., AZ

(c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906838843
Publisher:
SelfMadeHero
Publication date:
10/21/2014
Series:
Best of Enemies Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
884,100
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Pierre Filiu, a world-renowned expert on the Middle East, is a professor at the Paris School of International Affairs. A regular guest lecturer at Harvard and MIT, he has advised the French Minister for the Interior on Middle East relations. He lives in Paris. David B. is an Eisner Award–nominated artist and a founding member of the independent French publisher L’Association. He lives in Paris.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews