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Quicksand: America's Pursuit of Power in the Middle East

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An unprecedented history of American involvement in the Middle East.

In this definitive and revelatory work, noted historian Geoffrey Wawro approaches America's role in the Middle East in a fundamentally new way-by encompassing the last century of the entire region rather than focusing narrowly on a particular country or era. With verve and authority, he offers piercing analysis of the region's iconic events over the past one hundred years-from the birth of Israel to the rise of Al Qaeda. Throughout, he draws telling parallels between America's past mistakes and its current dilemmas, proving that we're in today's muddle not just because of our old errors but because we keep repeating those errors.

About the Author

Geoffrey Wawro is the General Olinto Mark Barsanti Professor of Military History and director of the Military History Center at the University of Texas. He is the author of three previous books on military history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143118831
Author:
Wawro, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photo insert on insert stock
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.56 x 1.61 in 1.32 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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History and Social Science » Politics » International Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

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