COMPELLING READ: Last week’s speaker and former Secretary of Defence (Australia) Ric Smith has recommended Power, Faith and Fantasy: The US in the Middlr East from1776 by Michael Orem.
Will shape our thinking about America and the Middle East for years.
—Christopher Dickey, Newsweek
If you think America’s entanglement in the Middle East began with Roosevelt and Truman, Michael Oren’s deeply researched and brilliantly written history will be a revelation to you, as it was to me. With its cast of fascinating characters—earnest missionaries, maverick converts, wide-eyed tourists, and even a nineteenth-century George Bush—Power, Faith, and Fantasy is not only a terrific read, it is also proof that you don’t really understand an issue until you know its history.
— Niall Ferguson
The book can be ordered through Amazon and other book stores and, yes, you can get it on your kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Power-Faith-Fantasy-Michael-Oren/dp/1605146730.