Patrick Tyler, "A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East–from the Cold War to the War on Terror"
Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 2009 | ISBN: 0374292892 | 640 pages | siPDF | 9.9 MB
The Middle East is the beginning and the end of U.S. foreign policy: events there influence our alliances, make or break presidencies, govern the price of oil, and draw us into war. But it was not always so—and as Patrick Tyler shows in this thrilling chronicle of American misadventures in the region, the story of American presidents’ dealings there is one of mixed motives, skulduggery, deceit, and outright foolishness, as well as of policymaking and diplomacy. A World of Trouble
is the Middle East book we need now: compulsively readable, free of cant and ideology, and rich in insight about the very human challenges a new president will face as he or she tries to restore America’s standing in the region.