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American Diplomatic Relations With the Middle East, 1784-1975: A Survey

American Diplomatic Relations With the Middle East, 1784-1975: A Survey

By Thomas A. Bryson

Scarecrow Press, 1977, 439 pp.

From Stephen Decatur and the Barbary pirates to Henry Kissinger and Sinai Accord II, this survey of American policy and diplomacy offers a plenitude of facts and a useful bibliography but cannot be given high marks for organization, precision of expression, or the quality of the prose.