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Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present

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This is the first comprehensive history of America's involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush.

From the first cannonballs fired by American warships at North African pirates to the conquest of Falluja by the Marines, and 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, 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 and from the Persian Gulf to the Bosporus. Covering over 230 years of history, Power, Faith, and Fantasy is an indispensable work for anyone interested in understanding the roots of America's Middle East involvement today.

"This is a wonderfully rich and thought-provoking history." —Library Journal Starred Review

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"'Following up his acclaimed study of the Six-Day War, historian Oren analyzes America's 200-plus — year involvement in the Middle East, from battling Barbary pirates to toppling Saddam Hussein. Dietz, one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of the Century, with a measured, leisurely reading style, turns in another solid performance. Dietz comes from the classic school of readers, sounding like an action movie — trailer narrator in a more contemplative mood. His almost brusque masculine swagger is highly appropriate for Oren's tale of American misadventure in the Middle East, compounded in equal parts of the three titular components. Counterintuitively for so long an audiobook, Dietz's tortoise-like performance adds to, rather than detracts from, Oren's prose, with Dietz's careful pace giving Oren's carefully researched tome an added measure of dignified wisdom. Available as a Norton hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 20, 2006). (June)' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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This is the first comprehensive history of America's involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush. Drawing on thousands of government documents and personal letters, this book reconstructs the diverse and remarkable ways in which Americans have interacted with this alluring yet often hostile land. Covering over 230 years of history, Power, Faith, and Fantasy is an indispensable work for anyone interested in understanding the roots of America's Middle East involvement today.

Synopsis:

This is the first conprehensive history of Americas involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush. Oren reconstructs the diverse and remarkable ways in which Americans have interacted with this alluring yet often hostile land. Unabridged. 19 CDs.

About the Author

Patrick F. McManus has written twelve books and two plays. There are nearly two million copies of his books in print, including his bestselling "They Shoot Canoes Don't They?"; "The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw"; and "A Fine and Pleasant Mystery," He divides his time between Spokane, Washington, and Idaho.

Read by Norman Dietz

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400104444
Author:
Oren, Michael B.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Dietz, Norman
Read:
Dietz, Norman
Narrated by:
Dietz, Norman
Narrated:
Dietz, Norman
Author:
Dietz, Norman
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Middle East History.
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.6 in 1.1 lb
Media Run Time:
710

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Following up his acclaimed study of the Six-Day War, historian Oren analyzes America's 200-plus — year involvement in the Middle East, from battling Barbary pirates to toppling Saddam Hussein. Dietz, one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of the Century, with a measured, leisurely reading style, turns in another solid performance. Dietz comes from the classic school of readers, sounding like an action movie — trailer narrator in a more contemplative mood. His almost brusque masculine swagger is highly appropriate for Oren's tale of American misadventure in the Middle East, compounded in equal parts of the three titular components. Counterintuitively for so long an audiobook, Dietz's tortoise-like performance adds to, rather than detracts from, Oren's prose, with Dietz's careful pace giving Oren's carefully researched tome an added measure of dignified wisdom. Available as a Norton hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 20, 2006). (June)' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This is the first comprehensive history of America's involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush. Drawing on thousands of government documents and personal letters, this book reconstructs the diverse and remarkable ways in which Americans have interacted with this alluring yet often hostile land. Covering over 230 years of history, Power, Faith, and Fantasy is an indispensable work for anyone interested in understanding the roots of America's Middle East involvement today.
"Synopsis" by ,
This is the first conprehensive history of Americas involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush. Oren reconstructs the diverse and remarkable ways in which Americans have interacted with this alluring yet often hostile land. Unabridged. 19 CDs.
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