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Power, faith, and fantasy : America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present

Author: Michael B Oren
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on thousands of government documents and personal letters, featuring original maps and over sixty photographs, this book reconstructs the diverse and remarkable ways in which Americans have interacted with this alluring yet often hostile land stretching from Morocco to Iran, from the Persian Gulf to the Bosporus.--From publisher description.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Oren
ISBN: 9780393058260 0393058263
OCLC Number: 74965235
Notes: Color maps on lining papers.
Description: xxii, 778 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Chronology --
Prologue: A passage to glory --
Introduction: Recovering a pivotal past --
pt. 1: Early America encounters the Middle East. A mortal and mortifying threat ; The hostile and ethereal Orient ; A crucible of American identity ; Illuminating and emancipating the world --
pt. 2: The Middle East and antebellum America. Confluence and conflict ; Manifest Middle Eastern destiny ; Under American eyes --
pt. 3: The Civil War and Reconstruction. Fission ; Rebs and Yanks on the Nile ; The trumpet that never calls retreat ; American onslaught ; Resurgence --
pt. 4: The age of imperialism. Empires at dawn ; Imperial piety ; Imperial myths ; A region renamed and reordered --
pt. 5: America, the Middle East, and the Great War. Spectators of catastrophe ; Action or nonaction? ; An American movement is born ; Arise, o Arabs, and awake! ; The first Middle East peace process ; Fantasies revived --
pt. 6: Oil, war, and ascendancy. From Bibles to drill bits ; An insoluble conflict evolves ; A torch for the Middle East ; The Middle East and the man from Missouri --
pt. 7: In search of Pax Americana. Harmony and hegemony ; The thirty years' war --
Epilogue: A profound and visceral gratitude.
Responsibility: Michael B. Oren.
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