Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present  -     By: Michael B. Oren
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Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present

WW Norton / 2008 / Paperback

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"Because there is no other book with such a sweeping view of the subject, the vast cast of the characters Orens presents and the exhaustively researched tales will shape our thinking about America and the Middle East for years. The best history we have, an indispensable guide from point A to Z,"---Newsweek. 815 pages, softcover. Norton.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 815
Vendor: WW Norton
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.20 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0393330303
ISBN-13: 9780393330304
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    "Power, Faith, and Fantasy..." is extremely well written, and researched. Rarely have I read a history so full of dates, names, and historical background that is so interesting. I did not want to put the book down. Even though I encountered some of the events and people in history class, in other reading, and through news reports, I constantly learned something new. The only mild criticism of the book is that the writer often makes no distinction between professing Christians or Christians by faith, or even between Christians and cults, and makes little distinction between America as a "Christian Nation" and a nation influenced by Christian people and values. This may have been beyond Oren's scope and may have lengthened the book and detracted from the flow. But I think the author has the skill and insight to have pulled this off. You might want to have a dictionary at hand as you read.
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