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

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

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by Michael B. Oren, Norman Dietz
     
 

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This is the first comprehensive history of America's involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush.
Drawing on thousands of government documents and personal letters, this book reconstructs the diverse and remarkable ways in which Americans have interacted with this alluring yet often hostile land. Covering over 230 years of history,… See more details below

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This is the first comprehensive history of America's involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush.
Drawing on thousands of government documents and personal letters, this book reconstructs the diverse and remarkable ways in which Americans have interacted with this alluring yet often hostile land. Covering over 230 years of history, Power, Faith, and Fantasy is an indispensable work for anyone interested in understanding the roots of America's Middle East involvement today.

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Following up his acclaimed study of the Six-Day War, historian Oren analyzes America's 200-plus-year involvement in the Middle East, from battling Barbary pirates to toppling Saddam Hussein. Dietz, one of AudioFilemagazine's Best Voices of the Century, with a measured, leisurely reading style, turns in another solid performance. Dietz comes from the classic school of readers, sounding like an action movie-trailer narrator in a more contemplative mood. His almost brusque masculine swagger is highly appropriate for Oren's tale of American misadventure in the Middle East, compounded in equal parts of the three titular components. Counterintuitively for so long an audiobook, Dietz's tortoise-like performance adds to, rather than detracts from, Oren's prose, with Dietz's careful pace giving Oren's carefully researched tome an added measure of dignified wisdom. Available as a Norton hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 20, 2006). (June)

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"A tour de force, brilliantly researched and written, and extremely interesting, as well as informative." —Henry A. Kissinger

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ISBN-13:
9781400134441
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.79(d)

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"A tour de force, brilliantly researched and written, and extremely interesting, as well as informative." —-Henry A. Kissinger

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