While the book answers a lot of questions, I found it wanting in terms of historical analysis. Could have been useful if it had dwelt in to the past, for the Arab Spring had its... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gopi Karunakaran
The author of this blatantly biased book misses no opportunity to blame America for the problems of the Middle East. A pattern of authoritarian regimes? America's fault. Read morePublished 14 months ago by RavenStar
it is boring, way too detailed. if i didn't need it for class, i wouldn't have bought it. No go.Published 17 months ago by Eugene Lam
This is an exceptionally well-written and informative book. Dr. Gelvin uses a question and answer format to look at the "Arab Spring" -- causes and effects -- the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Olga
This book was nice and informative, however it repeated itself a lot. Still probably one of the best sources to follow up with the Arab uprisings in the Middle East.Published 19 months ago by Jonathan Charnes
This was a very valuable history book. This helped me with what I read and hear about this area of the world.
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I have repeatedly recommended this book ever since I bought it and read it a year ago because of Gelvin's extensive knowledge and unaderstanding of Middle Eastern history and... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Arthur Goldschmidt