Storm from the East

The Struggle Between the Arab World and the Christian West
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Author(s): Milton Viorst
Genre: History
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Product Number: Z2502
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449895839
Narrator/s: Paul Hecht
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In this enlightening work,The New Yorker's longtime Middle East correspondent, Milton Viorst contends that today's Arab-American conflict is the latest round in a 1,400-year clash between Islam and Christianity. As Islamic power weakened, Ottoman Turks eventually swallowed up the entire Arab world by 1600. When the Ottoman Empire collapsed after WWI, the controversial Sykes-Picot Treaty gave the French control of Syria and Lebanon and let the British rule Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, and Palestine. Angry and frustrated at not receiving their promised self-rule, disgruntled Arabs waged an almost constant guerrilla warfare against their European overlords. Suggesting that the United States is repeating the mistakes of the past, Viorst is critical of the George W. Bush administration's Iraq policy. Paul Hecht's excellent narration of this concise Modern Library Chronicles volume clarifies the frustrations and concerns of the Arab people and effectively highlights Viorst's solutions to today's Middle Eastern conflicts. "This is an illuminating-and deeply disturbing-account of the ages-old conflict between Christian and Muslim civilizations . It is remarkable how Milton Viorst has managed to reduce a struggle so complex to such lucid prose."-Daniel Schorr, NPR Radio

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Storm from the East
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Product Number:Z2502
Product Number:C3695

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CD
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Author(s): Milton Viorst
Narrator(s): Paul Hecht
Genre: History
Product Number C3695
Released: Jan 31, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419389368
eBook
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Author(s): Milton Viorst
Genre: History, Religion
Product Number EB00162428
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9780307431851

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