Quicksand: America's Pursuit Of Power In The Middle East by Geoffrey Wawro

Quicksand: America's Pursuit Of Power In The Middle East

byGeoffrey Wawro

Paperback | February 16, 2011

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An unprecedented history of American involvement in the Middle East.

In this definitive and revelatory work, noted historian Geoffrey Wawro approaches America's role in the Middle East in a fundamentally new way-by encompassing the last century of the entire region rather than focusing narrowly on a particular country or era. With verve and authority, he offers piercing analysis of the region's iconic events over the past one hundred years-from the birth of Israel to the rise of Al Qaeda. Throughout, he draws telling parallels between America's past mistakes and its current dilemmas, proving that we're in today's muddle not just because of our old errors but because we keep repeating those errors.

About The Author

Geoffrey Wawro is the General Olinto Mark Barsanti Professor of Military History and director of the Military History Center at the University of Texas. He is the author of three previous books on military history.

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Title:Quicksand: America's Pursuit Of Power In The Middle EastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 2 inPublished:February 16, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143118838

ISBN - 13:9780143118831

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