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Power, faith, and fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present

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This best-selling history is the first fully comprehensive history of America's involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush. As Niall Ferguson writes, "If you think America's entanglement in the Middle East began with Roosevelt and Truman, Michael Oren's deeply researched and brilliantly written history will be a revelation to you, as it was to me. With its cast of fascinating characters--earnest missionaries, maverick converts, wide-eyed tourists, and even a nineteenth-century George Bush--Power, Faith, and Fantasy is not only a terrific read, it is also proof that you don't really understand an issue until you know its history."
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Full title power faith and fantasy america in the middle east 1776 to the present
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display_description 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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subject_facet Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States, Middle East -- History, United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East
title_display Power, faith, and fantasy : America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present
title_full Power, faith, and fantasy : America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present / Michael B. Oren, Power, faith, and fantasy : [America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present] [electronic resource] / Michael B. Oren
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title_sub America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present
topic_facet Foreign relations, History