<Embed>
Buy new:
$9.98
List Price: $25.00
Save: $15.02 (60%)
+ $3.98 shipping
Arrives: Oct 6 - 14
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Mesilla Internet
Sold by Mesilla Internet
Ships from
Mesilla Internet



Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$18.15
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Mostly Tomatos
Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


American Sheikhs: Two Families, Four Generations, and the Story of America's Influence in the Middle East Hardcover – Illustrated, January 24, 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover, Illustrated, January 24, 2012
$9.98
$9.98 $2.87

Limited time deal: Save up to 40% on over 150 great reads pantry

click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • American Sheikhs: Two Families, Four Generations, and the Story of America's Influence in the Middle East
  • +
  • The American University of Beirut: Arab Nationalism and Liberal Education
Total price: $34.09
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

Review

"A highly original contribution to our understanding of America’s troubling relationship with the Middle East. VanDeMark . . . tell[s] a multigenerational story about the founding and growing influence of the American University of Beirut (AUB) over the last one hundred fifty years. It is the story of a turbulent and complicated love affair between America’s earliest Christian missionaries and the Arab world. . . . VanDeMark has written a concise and highly accessible history of the American missionaries and their political and intellectual legacy."
Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and author ofCrossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956–1978

"An enlightening history centered on the AUB and its influence in the Middle East. . . . Setting the university against the backdrop of . . . conflicts and political power struggles . . . VanDeMark’s closing chapters skillfully document post-9/11 anti-Americanism in the Middle East."
Publishers Weekly

"An excellent study of a neglected subject. It should be of interest to anyone concerned about US relations with the Middle East and the continuing difficulties we face in the region."
Robert Dallek, Presidential historian

"With the fastidious care of a historian and the passion of one who understands the significance of the AUB to the United States and the Middle East, VanDeMark tells the fascinating story of the intertwining history of the university and its founding families with America’s diplomatic and political involvement in the region. In a style that is both accessible and absorbing, he concisely traces the evolution of one hundred fifty years of history that is a prerequisite for understanding America’s challenges in the Arab world today and posits that the AUB can still offer, rather than impose, the best of American values."
Ann Kerr-Adams, Former student, teacher, and member of the Board of Trusteesof the American University of Beirut and author of Come with Me from Lebanon

About the Author

Brian VanDeMark is the author of Pandora’s Keepers: Nine Men and the Atomic Bomb and Into the Quagmire: Lyndon Johnson and the Escalation of the Vietnam War. He is the coauthor of the number one bestselling memoir of Robert McNamara, In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam. He teaches history at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
  • Hardcover : 252 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1616144769
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1616144760
  • Product Dimensions : 6.26 x 0.81 x 9.29 inches
  • Publisher : Prometheus; Illustrated Edition (January 24, 2012)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings