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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, ©2002.
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"With the events of September 2001, America's relationship with the Middle East exploded to the forefront of our national consciousness. Looking back more than a half-century, Douglas Little offers valuable, historical context for anyone seeking a better understanding of this complicated relationship. He explores the encounters between the United States and the Middle East since 1945, focusing particularly on the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Little, Douglas, 1950-
American orientalism.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606930951
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Little
ISBN: 0807827371 9780807827376
OCLC Number: 49375414
Description: xiv, 407 pages : map ; 25 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 --
Fool's errand or Kodak moment? : America and the Middle East at the dawn of the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Douglas Little.
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