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

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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.

From the first cannonballs fired by American warships at North African pirates to the conquest of Falluja by the Marines, and from the early American explorers who probed the sources of the Nile to the diplomats who strove for Arab-Israeli peace, the United States has been dramatically involved in the Middle East. For well over two centuries, American ...

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Overview

This is the first comprehensive history of America's involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush.

From the first cannonballs fired by American warships at North African pirates to the conquest of Falluja by the Marines, and from the early American explorers who probed the sources of the Nile to the diplomats who strove for Arab-Israeli peace, the United States has been dramatically involved in the Middle East. For well over two centuries, American statesmen, merchants, and missionaries, both men and women, have had a profound impact on the shaping of this crucial region. Yet their story has never been told—until now.

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 stretching from Morocco to Iran and from the Persian Gulf to the Bosporus. 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.

"This is a wonderfully rich and thought-provoking history." —Library Journal Starred Review

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400134441
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 1.79 (d)

Meet the Author


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

Norman Dietz, a writer, an actor, and a solo performer, has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from AudioFile magazine, the ALA, and Publishers Weekly. Additionally, AudioFile named Norman one of the Best Voices of the Century.

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    Fabulous and well written. Kept my interest all the way.

    Fabulous and well written. Kept my interest all the way.

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