The Middle East and the United States a historical and political reassessment

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Statementedited by David W. Lesch.
LC ClassificationsDS
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Pagination567 p. :
Number of Pages567
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ISBN 109780813343495

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Carefully edited by David W. Lesch and Mark L. Haas, this text provides a broad and authoritative understanding of the United Format: Hardcover.

Doug Little has produced not just a distinguished study, but perhaps the best book yet on the United States and the Middle East. —Robert J. McMahon, University of Florida Seldom has a book been more timely or essential than Douglas Little's essays on Cited by: This ambitious tome describes the interactions between the United States and the Middle East from the point of the United States' inception, starting with the Barbary Wars.

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