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American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East Since 1945
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Pr
Publication date June 2, 2008
Pages 441
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780807858981
ISBN-10 0807858986
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Original list price $37.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Douglas Little explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the complex and often inconsistent attitudes and interests that helped put the United States on a collision course with radical Islam early in the new millennium. After documenting the persistence of "orientalist" stereotypes in American popular culture, Little examines oil, Israel, and other aspects of U.S. policy. He concludes that a peculiar blend of arrogance and ignorance has led American officials to overestimate their ability to shape events in the Middle East from 1945 through the present day, and that it has been a driving force behind the Iraq war. For this updated third edition, Little covers events through 2007, including a new chapter on the Bush Doctrine, demonstrating that in many important ways, George W. Bush's Middle Eastern policies mark a sharp break with the past.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780807827376
 
from Univ of North Carolina Pr (October 1, 2002)
9780807827376 | details & prices | 448 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.62 lbs | List price $34.95
About: The history professor reconstructs America's modern relationship with the Middle East, beginning with the end of World War II and the creation of the State of Israel.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780807855393 Book cover for 9780807858981
 
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3 edition from Univ of North Carolina Pr (June 2, 2008)
9780807858981 | details & prices | 441 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $37.95
About: Douglas Little explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the complex and often inconsistent attitudes and interests that helped put the United States on a collision course with radical Islam early in the new millennium.
from Univ of North Carolina Pr (February 1, 2004)
9780807855393 | details & prices | 424 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $20.95
About: Douglas Little exposes the persistence of "orientalist" stereotypes in American popular culture and examines United States policy toward the Middle East from many angles.

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