Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren

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

byMichael B. Oren

Kobo ebook | April 4, 2011

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

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.”

Title:Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the PresentFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 4, 2011Publisher:W. W. Norton & CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393341526

ISBN - 13:9780393341522

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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