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

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by Michael B. Oren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393058263

ISBN-13: 9780393058260

Pub. Date: 01/16/2007

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Power, Faith, and Fantasy tells 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

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Power, Faith, and Fantasy tells 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.

About the Author:
Michael B. Oren is a senior fellow at the Shalem Center

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393058260
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/16/2007
Pages:
778
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology     xvii
Prologue: A Passage to Glory     3
Introduction: Recovering a Pivotal Past     9
Early America Encounters the Middle East
A Mortal and Mortifying Threat     17
The Hostile and Ethereal Orient     41
A Crucible of American Identity     51
Illuminating and Emancipating the World     80
The Middle East and Antebellum America
Confluence and Conflict     101
Manifest Middle Eastern Destiny     122
Under American Eyes     149
The Civil War and Reconstruction
Fission     177
Rebs and Yanks on the Nile     190
The Trumpet That Never Calls Retreat     210
American Onslaught     228
Resurgence     246
The Age of Imperialism
Empires at Dawn     257
Imperial Piety     273
Imperial Myths     297
A Region Renamed and Reordered     307
America, the Middle East, and the Great War
Spectators of Catastrophe     325
Action or Nonaction?     340
An American Movement Is Born     351
Arise, O Arabs, and Awake!     367
The First Middle East Peace Process     376
Fantasies Revived     398
Oil, War, and Ascendancy
From Bibles to Drill Bits     407
An Insoluble Conflict Evolves     420
A Torch for the Middle East     446
The Middle East and the Man from Missouri     475
In Search of Pax Americana
Harmony and Hegemony     505
The Thirty Years' War     550
Epilogue: A Profound and Visceral Gratitude     595
Afterword     605
Notes     613
Bibliography     693
Acknowledgments     743
Illustration Credits     747
Index     751

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