". . . .a challenging and provocative read. The final chapter alone is worth the cost of the book."
"The Last Crusade accurately places the Islamist enemy in historical context and offers an excellent guide for Americans to understand that victory implies modernizing the Muslim world, and nothing less."
Praise for Michael A. Palmer’s Guardians of the Gulf: A History of America's Expanding Role in the Persian Gulf, 1833-1992:
"An important study of a truly important subject . . . objective, perceptive, and comprehensive."
"There is a vacuum of historic perspective in Americans’ understanding of our involvement in the Persian Gulf. Michael Palmer fills the vacuum with new material and new perspective tightly written and ably told."
". . . highly recommended for any definitive college-level holding on Islamic history, culture, or terrorism issues."