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Wawro writes extremely well, both entertaining and knowledgeable about his subject.
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.
For anyone who wants to understands US involvement in the Middle East this is the book to read.
This book is very helpful to understanding the changes in America's foreign policy over time. Wawro succeeds in highlighting as he sees it the reasons for America's actions towards... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alexander Robinson
I consider myself to have studied in more depth than many, about history in general, and the Middle East in particular. Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by The Bluescaster
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
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
Warro has written the most understandable history of U.S - Middle East relationships I have ever read. Read morePublished on October 22, 2010 by Jack Schnabel
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
Geoffrey Wawro's Quicksand is an excellent review of Mid-east history, foibles and questionable diplomacy. Read morePublished on August 30, 2010 by S. S. Richards