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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, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First published as a Norton paperbackView all editions and formats
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"Will shape our thinking about America and the Middle East for years."-Christopher Dickey, Newsweek

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Oren
ISBN: 9780393058260 0393058263 9780393330304 0393330303
OCLC Number: 489503375
Notes: Originalår: 2007
På omslaget: With a new afterword
Description: xxiv, 791 s. : ill., portr., maps ; 24 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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"When a brilliant, lucid historian such as Michael B. Oren ... brings the past back to life ... it is a shaft of light in a dark sky." -- Robert Kagan "Hugely ambitious, drawing on hundreds of Read more...

 
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