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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Milton Viorst Narrator: Mariana Carreño Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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America's engagement with the Arab world stretches back far beyond the Iraq wars. According to Milton Viorst, the current conflict is simply the latest round in a 1,400-year struggle between Christianity and Islam, in which the United States became a participant only in the last century.

Today, the Bush Doctrine aims to free the Arab peoples from political oppression and create a democratic Iraq. So why are Arabs, and Iraqis in particular, so suspicious of our efforts? The explanation, Viorst says, is simple: What the American leadership has miscalculated, or simply dismissed, is Arab nationalism. In Storm from the East, Viorst offers a balanced, lucid, and vital history of America's uneasy relationship with the Arab world and argues that brutal conflict in the region will continue until the West, with the United States taking the lead, honors the Arabs' insistence on deciding their own destiny.

Viorst examines the long struggle of the Arab world to overthrow Western hegemony. He explores the Arab experiences with democracy and military despotism; Nasserite socialism in Egypt and Ba'athism in Syria and Iraq; tribal monarchy in Saudi Arabia and Jordan; guerrilla warfare waged by the Palestinians; and, finally, Islamic rebellion culminating in Osama bin Laden's extremist al-Qaeda. All have the same goal: the liberation of the Arabs from foreign domination.

Storm from the East is a powerful work that, like no other, limns the political, religious, and social roots of Arab nationalism and the present-day unrest in the Middle East. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nklein98 | 8/29/2013

    " Excellent and very easy to read. Truly a book to be read to begin to understand the reasons why there is such an explosive world situation that is based in the Middle East. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gabrielle | 9/23/2012

    " Very dry, full of facts. Great book if you are getting sent there to work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jordan | 3/19/2012

    " Very concise (therefore also cursory) of Middle East history and what it might mean to understand an Arab ethnicity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tina (Bettina) | 7/25/2011

    " Absolutely loved this book. Good read on why the two sides will always struggle due to religious and cultural differences. Recommend to anyone who can read with an open mind how both sides are at fault for strife. "

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