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Author VanDeMark, Brian, 1960-

Title American sheikhs : two families, four generations, and the story of America's influence in the Middle East / Brian VanDeMark.

Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012.


Description 252 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-237) and index.
Contents 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.
Subject Bliss, Daniel, 1823-1916.
Dodge, Bayard, 1888-1972.
American University of Beirut -- History.
American University of Beirut -- Influence.
Middle East -- Civilization -- American influences.
ISBN 9781616144760 (cloth : alk. paper)

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