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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.

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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

"A tour de force, brilliantly researched and written, and extremely interesting, as well as informative." ---Henry A. Kissinger

"Engaging.... A fluent, comprehensive narrative of two centuries of entanglement." ---Publishers Weekly

"Engrossing, informative, and frequently surprising" ---Booklist

"A landmark achievement. This is an absolutely vital work that will change the way Americans look at their role in the Middle East and beyond. The story is riveting and the research encyclopedic." ---Walter Russell Mead, Council on Foreign Relations
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Power, Faith, and Fantasy

America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present

Author Michael B. Oren

Narrated by Norman Dietz

Publication date May 21, 2007

Running time 29 hrs

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