464 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 1 map, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5898-1
Published: April 2008
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-7761-6
Published: September 2009
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About the Author
Douglas Little is professor of history at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is author of Malevolent Neutrality: The United States, Great Britain, and the Origins of the Spanish Civil War.
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"Little provides literary flair, both in his references to fiction and in his own writing style. . . . A solid collection of essays dealing with multiple facets of U.S. relations with the Middle East and offers a bold and simple thesis about American attitudes toward the region."--Journal of Cold War Studies
"Little's detailed and well-documented chapters are very much in the manner of Twain, offering an ironic description of American thought and action regarding the Middle East. Not a bad thing, that."--Foreign Affairs
"A study of revolutions, Middle East-style. . . . It is remarkable how much of the inside story [Little] has been able to obtain. . . . Little's vigorously argued, thematic account is sound. . . . [This book is] aimed at attracting a wide readership, which [it] certainly deserves. . . . The book deals in an illuminating way with modernization and Westernization . . . and, equally, with the reaction in the Middle East against one or the other, or both."--Times Literary Supplement
“This is a commendable work to all concerned with the Middle East.”--Virginia Quarterly Review
“An excellent resource for students of the Middle East.”--H-Levant
"Seldom has a book been more timely or essential than Douglas Little's essays on American policy in the Middle East. . . . Little offers some refreshing clarity. He has combined broad reading and research with sober judgment to help readers understand the pattern of American Middle East policy."--Journal of American History