Power, faith, and fantasy: [America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present]

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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
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table_of_contents Chronology -- Prologue: a passage to glory -- Introduction: recovering a pivotal past. Part one. 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. Part two. The Middle East and antebellum America -- Confluence and conflict -- Manifest Middle Eastern destiny -- Under American eyes. Part three. The Civil War and Reconstruction -- Fission -- Rebs and Yanks on the Nile -- The trumpet that never calls retreat -- American onslaught -- Resurgence. Part four. The age of imperialism -- Empires at dawn -- Imperial piety -- Imperial myths -- A region renamed and reordered Part five. 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. Part six. 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. Part seven. In search of Pax Americana -- Harmony and hegemony -- The thirty years' war epilogue: a profound and visceral gratitude -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
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title Power, faith, and fantasy : [America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present]
title_display Power, faith, and fantasy : America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present
title_full 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] [electronic resource] / Michael B. Oren
title_short Power, faith, and fantasy :
title_sort power, faith, and fantasy america in the middle east, 1776 to the present
title_sub [America in the Middle East, 1776 to the present]
topic HISTORY / Middle East / General, HISTORY / United States / General, Middle East Foreign relations United States, Middle East History, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, United States Foreign relations Middle East
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