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Film, Video America in the Middle East" by Michael Oren

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Title

  • America in the Middle East" by Michael Oren

Summary

  • America and the Middle East have been intertwined for more than 230 years -- the first war fought by the newly independent United States was against Arabic-speaking Muslims, George Washington had a Middle East policy and Thomas Jefferson listed America's relations with the region as his No. 1 international concern. Even iconic literary figures such as Herman Melville, Washington Irving and Mark Twain were singularly interested in the region. In his new book, Michael B. Oren argues that Americans today still have a poor understanding of their connection with the region. Oren discussed and signed his book "Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present" at the Library of Congress in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. The author used many Library collections in writing his widely praised volume, including the papers of Amin Rihani, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Henry Morgenthau, James M. Landis, Oscar Straus and Jefferson. Oren discussed the book soon after its original publication in a popular presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. Center for the Book, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2008-02-07.

Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Government, World Affairs
  • -  Culture, Folklife
  • -  Government, Law
  • -  Presidents
  • -  Religion
  • -  War, Military

Notes

  • -  Classification: General Works.
  • -  Classification: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation.
  • -  Classification: History (General) and History of Europe.
  • -  Classification: History: America.
  • -  Classification: Political Science.
  • -  Michael Oren.
  • -  Recorded on 2008-02-07.
  • -  Researchers.
  • -  Teachers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021687927

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. America in the Middle East" by Michael Oren. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-07, 2008. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687927/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Center For The Book, S. B. (2008) America in the Middle East" by Michael Oren. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-07. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687927/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. America in the Middle East" by Michael Oren. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-07, 2008. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687927/>.