"Seale's third installment on Arab nationalism is a winner. Seale is the master of the Levant's modern history. Rigorous and beautifully written, it is one of the best accounts of the complex reality of the Middle East in the first half of the twentieth century."
"This is THE single volume history of modern Arab history for laymen and professors. Rogan has catapulted himself to the top rung of Middle East Historians; he writes in the grand style and covers the great sweep of history. It deserves the accolades."
"Greg Gause is America's leading political scientist on the Gulf. This is a grand overview of America's entanglement in the region since taking over from the British in 1970. Many have been waiting for this book for a long time."
"A fresh and subtle approach. Nusseibeh dramatizes recent history in Palestine as few others have done. As Amos Elon has written, "His book has the ring of hard truth that no other Palestinian I know of has been willing to express with comparable eloquence and courage."
"Wright has been covering the Middle East for 30 years and is one of the best-informed American journalists. She interviews Syria's top opposition leaders - Riad al-Saif and Michel Kilo -only weeks before they were arrested and locked up. Her interview with Riad al-Turk is classic."
"This book by two of America's best scholars has been at the center of national debate on the power of the Israel Lobby. Are they courageous and speaking truth to power? Or are they bigots, inflaming anti-Semitism with shoddy scholarship? Find out."