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American orientalism : the United States and the Middle East since 1945

Author: Douglas Little
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through to the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the interests that helped put the United States on a collision  Read more...

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Little, Douglas, 1950-
American orientalism.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608424423
Online version:
Little, Douglas, 1950-
American orientalism.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608679904
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Little
ISBN: 9780807858981 0807858986
OCLC Number: 181142313
Notes: Chaps 1-8 updated, previous Conclusion and Epilogue replaced by new chapter.
Description: xviii, 441 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Gideon's band in the Holy Land : we're not in Kansas anymore --
Orientalism, American style : the Middle East in the mind of America --
Opening the door : business, diplomacy, and America's stake in Middle East oil --
The making of a special relationship : America and Israel --
A tale of four doctrines : U.S. national security, the Soviet threat, and the Middle East --
Sympathy for the devil? : America, Nasser, and Arab revolutionary nationalism --
Modernizing the Middle East : from reform to revolution in Iraq, Libya, and Iran --
Kicking the Vietnam syndrome : waging limited war from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf --
Opportunities lost and found : the United States and the Arab-Israeli peace process --
Not your father's Persian Gulf War: The Bush doctrine, Iraq and radical Islam.
Responsibility: Douglas Little.
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Doug Little has produced not just a distinguished study, but perhaps the best book yet on the United States and the Middle East.—Robert J. McMahon, University of Florida Seldom has a book been Read more...

 
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