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The book is extremely readable, and presents quite an education in a single volume.
Reading this book it becomes clear that the US today is facing the consequences of some of the ill-advised decisions that were made in the past.
Picked up the book while browsing at Costco and was not able to put it down until I finished it.
Confirmed my fears. As a former ASN (ASST Secretary of the Navy) once said, "the problem with spending so much time in Washington is that one starts believing they are more... Read morePublished 18 days ago by jere boze
In a country so cowed and framed by the Jewish lobby as it is USA, it is a real accomplishment to write a book where a big factor of USA unhealthy involvement in Middle East is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fernando Villegas
I recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding American foreign policy since the end of WWII. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Georges Chateau
Geoffrey Wawro, director of the Military History Center at the University of North Texas professor of history, has written an important book on US foreign policy in the Middle... Read morePublished on June 25, 2011 by ammou
This might have been a worthwhile history except the author feels compelled to use every event in the Middle East since 1918 as a means to bash George W. Bush. Read morePublished on April 25, 2011 by Koba
Exceptionally even-handed reporting of the historical background leading up to the US involvement in the Middle East. Read morePublished on September 26, 2010 by Etters Girl
This book is well written and informative and is a reasonably extensive history of the Middle East in modern times. Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by Brian Mann
I just finished Quicksand. It is a good book, easy to read, well researched and achieves well the stated goal of providing a comprehensive overview of the Middle Eastern conflicts... Read morePublished on September 9, 2010 by Isidro M. Beccar Varela