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Best of Enemies Vol.1: A History of US and Middle East Relations

ISBN: 9781906838454
Available: May 2012
Binding: HB
RRP: $24.95/$27.95
Size: 170x240
Extent: 120
Colour: black and white
Artist: David B.
Translator: Edward Gauvin

“ 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.

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