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

Author: Michael B Oren; Norman Dietz
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT. ] : Tantor Media, c2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the first cannonballs fired by American warships at North African pirates to the conquest of Falluja by the Marines--from the early American explorers who probed the sources of the Nile to the diplomats who strove for Arab-Israeli peace--the United States has been dramatically involved in the Middle East. For well over two centuries, American statesmen, merchants, and missionaries, both men and women, have had  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Oren; Norman Dietz
ISBN: 1400104440 9781400104444
OCLC Number: 137398025
Notes: Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Norman Dietz.
Description: 22 sound discs (28.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Chronology --
Prologue: Passage to glory --
Introduction: Recovering a pivotal past --
Early America encounters the Middle East: Mortal and mortifying threat; Hostile and ethereal Orient; Crucible of American identity; Illuminating and emancipating the world --
Middle East and antebellum America: Confluence and conflict; Manifest Middle Eastern destiny; Under American eyes --
Civil War and Reconstruction: Fission; Rebs and Yanks on the Nile; Trumpet that never calls retreat; American onslaught; Resurgence --
Age of imperialism: Empires at dawn; Imperial piety; Imperial myths; Region renamed and reordered --
America, the Middle East, and the Great War: Spectators of catastrophe; Action or nonaction?; American movement is born; Arise, o Arabs, and awake!; First Middle East peace process; Fantasies revived --
Oil, war, and ascendancy: From Bibles to drill bits; Insoluble conflict evolves; Torch for the Middle East; Middle East and the man from Missouri --
In search of Pax Americana: Harmony and hegemony; Thirty years' war --
Epilogue: Profound and visceral gratitude.
Responsibility: Michael B. Oren.

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From the first cannonballs fired by American warships at North African pirates to the conquest of Falluja by the Marines--from the early American explorers who probed the sources of the Nile to the diplomats who strove for Arab-Israeli peace--the United States has been dramatically involved in the Middle East. For well over two centuries, American statesmen, merchants, and missionaries, both men and women, have had a profound impact on the shaping of this crucial region. Yet their story has never been told until now. 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.

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