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Power, Faith, and Fantasy - America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present-logo

Power, Faith, and Fantasy - America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present

Michael B. Oren

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Genres:

History

Description:

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

Language:

English

Narrators:

Norman Dietz

Length:

28h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

30:25


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:11:10


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

29:47


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:24:35


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

52:17


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:01:17


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:19:20


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

01:11:46


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

35:09


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

57:45


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

50:18


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

51:10


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

22:06


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

42:35


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

01:11:18


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

27:18


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

41:55


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

41:58


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

28:42


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

46:21


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

23:54


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

01:03:48


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

17:33


Part 6, Chapter 23
Part 6, Chapter 23

37:34


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

01:16:12


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

01:23:24


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

01:22:33


Part 7, Chapter 27
Part 7, Chapter 27

02:15:25


Part 7, Chapter 28
Part 7, Chapter 28

02:14:38


Part 7, Chapter 29
Part 7, Chapter 29

27:43


Part 7, Chapter 30
Part 7, Chapter 30

00:29