Power, Faith, and Fantasy
America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present
ISBN10: 0393058263 ISBN13: 9780393058260 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Jan 1 2007 Pages: 778 Weight: 2.60lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.75" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
This best-selling history is the first fully comprehensive history of America s involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush. As Niall Ferguson writes, If you think America s entanglement in the Middle East began with Roosevelt and Truman, Michael Oren s deeply researched and brilliantly written history will be a revelation to you, as it was to me. With its cast of fascinating characters earnest missionaries, maverick converts, wide-eyed tourists, and even a nineteenth-century George Bush Power, Faith, and Fantasy is not only a terrific read, it is also proof that you don t really understand an issue until you know its history. "