Synopses & Reviews
TThe second volume of Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B.andrsquo;s graphic novel history of USandndash;Middle East relations begins in the 1950s with the Eisenhower Doctrine and ends with the Lebanese War of 1982. A perceptive and authoritative account of this turbulent historical period, Best of Enemies provides an overview of the Six-Day War between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria; the Iranian Revolution of 1979; the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; and other Middle Eastern conflicts involving the United States. A beautifully drawn account of the time period, Best of Enemies is a milestone of graphic novel reportage and of great relevance to the current political situation in the Middle East.
About the Author
Jean-Pierre Filiu, a world-renowned expert on the Middle East, is a professor at the Paris School of International Affairs. A regular guest lecturer at Harvard and MIT, he has advised the French Minister for the Interior on Middle East relations. He lives in Paris. David B. is an Eisner Awardandndash;nominated artist and a founding member of the independent French publisher Landrsquo;Association. He lives in Paris.