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The Resource Power, faith, and fantasy : America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present, Michael B. Oren

Power, faith, and fantasy : America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present, Michael B. Oren

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Power, faith, and fantasy : America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present
Title
Power, faith, and fantasy
Title remainder
America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Michael B. Oren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the first cannonballs fired by American warships at North African pirates to the conquest of Falluja by the Marines--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, featuring original maps and over sixty photographs, 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, from the Persian Gulf to the Bosporus.--From publisher description
Summary
Covering more than two hundred years of history, a study of American involvement in the Middle East examines the diverse roles of American statesmen, merchants, soldiers, missionaries, explorers, and others in shaping this troubled region
Tone
Writing style
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211746
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Oren, Michael B.
Dewey number
327.73056
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS63.2.U5
LC item number
O54 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Middle East
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present
Label
Power, faith, and fantasy : America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present, Michael B. Oren
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Publication
Note
Color maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [685]-733) and index
Contents
Chronology -- Prologue: A passage to glory -- Introduction: Recovering a pivotal past -- Pt. 1: Early America encounters the Middle East. A mortal and mortifying threat ; The hostile and ethereal Orient ; A crucible of American identity ; Illuminating and emancipating the world -- Pt. 2: The Middle East and antebellum America. Confluence and conflict ; Manifest Middle Eastern destiny ; Under American eyes -- Pt. 3: The Civil War and Reconstruction. Fission ; Rebs and Yanks on the Nile ; The trumpet that never calls retreat ; American onslaught ; Resurgence -- Pt. 4: The age of imperialism. Empires at dawn ; Imperial piety ; Imperial myths ; A region renamed and reordered -- Pt. 5: America, the Middle East, and the Great War. Spectators of catastrophe ; Action or nonaction? ; An American movement is born ; Arise, o Arabs, and awake! ; The first Middle East peace process ; Fantasies revived -- Pt. 6: Oil, war, and ascendancy. From Bibles to drill bits ; An insoluble conflict evolves ; A torch for the Middle East ; The Middle East and the man from Missouri -- Pt. 7: In search of Pax Americana. Harmony and hegemony ; The thirty years' war -- Epilogue: A profound and visceral gratitude
Control code
ocm74965235
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 778 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393058260
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006036571
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)74965235
Label
Power, faith, and fantasy : America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present, Michael B. Oren
Link
Publication
Note
Color maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [685]-733) and index
Contents
Chronology -- Prologue: A passage to glory -- Introduction: Recovering a pivotal past -- Pt. 1: Early America encounters the Middle East. A mortal and mortifying threat ; The hostile and ethereal Orient ; A crucible of American identity ; Illuminating and emancipating the world -- Pt. 2: The Middle East and antebellum America. Confluence and conflict ; Manifest Middle Eastern destiny ; Under American eyes -- Pt. 3: The Civil War and Reconstruction. Fission ; Rebs and Yanks on the Nile ; The trumpet that never calls retreat ; American onslaught ; Resurgence -- Pt. 4: The age of imperialism. Empires at dawn ; Imperial piety ; Imperial myths ; A region renamed and reordered -- Pt. 5: America, the Middle East, and the Great War. Spectators of catastrophe ; Action or nonaction? ; An American movement is born ; Arise, o Arabs, and awake! ; The first Middle East peace process ; Fantasies revived -- Pt. 6: Oil, war, and ascendancy. From Bibles to drill bits ; An insoluble conflict evolves ; A torch for the Middle East ; The Middle East and the man from Missouri -- Pt. 7: In search of Pax Americana. Harmony and hegemony ; The thirty years' war -- Epilogue: A profound and visceral gratitude
Control code
ocm74965235
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 778 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393058260
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006036571
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)74965235

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