Best of Enemies Vol.1: A History of US and Middle East Relations
“ A graphic history of US and Middle East Relations 1783-1953 ”
It was an American who first described the Barbary lands of the Mediterranean basin as "the Middle East" — a region by which America, ever since its own revolutionary foundation, has always measured its power. Acclaimed historian Jean-Pierre Filiu and award-winning artist David B. here tells the story of the blockades, broadsides, and betrayals of this foreign affair — a wary co-dependency that, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to the Eisenhower era, and from gold to oil, has continued to define our modern world.
This will prove a riveting read to many aficionados, teens and up, of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and others interested in Middle East issues.