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Power, Faith, and Fantasy - by Michael B Oren (Paperback)

About this item


Number of Pages: 791

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: United States

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Michael B Oren

Language: English

Street Date: February 17, 2008
TCIN: 77475125
UPC: 9780393330304
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-6599
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Drawing on thousands of government documents and personal letters, featuring original maps and more than 60 photographs, this book reconstructs the diverse and remarkable ways in which Americans have interacted with the Middle East over the last 230 years.

Book Synopsis

Power, Faith, and Fantasytells 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.

Review Quotes

A landmark achievement. --Walter Russell Mead, Council on Foreign Relations"

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

Elegant and engaging.... Had George W. Bush been abled to read this magnificent book before he launched Operation Iraqi Freedom... he might well have realized just how dangerous it has been to shoot first and ask questions later in the Middle East over the past 200 years. --Douglas Little"

Hugely ambitious, drawing on hundreds of original sources to create a finely balanced overview of this enormously complex subject. --Max Rodenbeck"

Michael Oren's deeply researched and brilliantly written history will be a revelation to you. --Niall Ferguson, Harvard University, author of Colossus"

When a brilliant, lucid historian such as Michael B. Oren . . . brings the past back to life . . . it is a shaft of light in a dark sky. --Robert Kagan"
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