Power Faith And Fantasy: America In The Middle East 1776 To The Present Updated Edition by Michael B OrenPower Faith And Fantasy: America In The Middle East 1776 To The Present Updated Edition by Michael B Oren

Power Faith And Fantasy: America In The Middle East 1776 To The Present Updated Edition

byMichael B Oren

Paperback | April 12, 2011

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“Will shape our thinking about America and the Middle East for years.”—Christopher Dickey, Newsweek

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.
Michael B. Oren, Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center, has written numerous works on the Middle East, including the New York Times bestsellers Six Days of War and Power, Faith, and Fantasy. He has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown universities, and currently serves as Israel’s ambassador to the United States.
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Title:Power Faith And Fantasy: America In The Middle East 1776 To The Present Updated EditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:800 pages, 9.2 × 6.13 × 1.45 inShipping dimensions:9.2 × 6.13 × 1.45 inPublished:April 12, 2011Publisher:NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393330303

ISBN - 13:9780393330304

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Informative but long! I had low expectations for this book thinking it would be boring but I was wrong. Since 1776, the US has had a complex role in the Middle East with both regions intertwined in mutual and competing interests. It is a long read but worth the slog as it will give you a better appreciation for Uncle Sam's role in the Islamic world, accomplishments and failures alike.
Date published: 2012-12-28

Editorial Reviews

“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 (Washington Post Book World)“Hugely ambitious, drawing on hundreds of original sources to create a finely balanced overview of this enormously complex subject.” — Max Rodenbeck (New York Times Book Review)“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 (Foreign Affairs)“A tour de force, brilliantly researched and written, and extremely interesting as well as informative.” — Henry Kissinger“A landmark achievement.” — Walter Russell Mead, Council on Foreign Relations