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Power, Faith, and Fantasy

In a history often unknown by many Americans, the relationship between the United States and the Middle East has been intertwined for over two centuries - the region was deeply influential in the shaping of the U.S. Constitution and the creation of the Navy, America's first foreign battle was fought there and Thomas Jefferson even declared the area to be his main overseas concern. In a comprehensive work, Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present (W.W. Norton & Company), examines the political, intellectual and military interactions in the Middle East from the presidencies of George Washington to George W. Bush.

* Michael Oren, author of Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present (W.W. Norton)