American sheikhs : two families, four generations, and the story of America's influence in the Middle East / Brian VanDeMark.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012.
252 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-237) and index.
Prologue: sailing to Beirut -- Daniel Bliss and American mission -- America encounters the Middle East -- Tradition versus modernity in the Middle East -- Howard Bliss and American nationalism -- America confronts great power politics in the Middle East -- Bayard Dodge and American idealism -- America in the postwar Middle East -- David Dodge and American frustration -- America in the contemporary Middle East.