Journals Higher Education

$35.00

Paperback

09 December 2004

360 Pages | 1 map, 20 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195177503


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Kennedy's Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance

Warren Bass

At the Cold War's height, John F. Kennedy set precedents that continue to shape America's encounter with the Middle East. Here Warren Bass takes readers inside the corridors of power to show how Kennedy's New Frontiersmen grappled with the Middle East. He explains why the fiery Nasser spurned Washington's overtures and stumbled into a Middle Eastern Vietnam. He shows how Israel persuaded the Kennedy administration to start arming the Jewish state. And he grippingly describes JFK's showdown over Israel's secret nuclear reactor. From the Oval Office to secret diplomatic missions to Cairo and Tel Aviv, Bass offers stunning new insights into the pivotal presidency that helped create the U.S.-Israel alliance and the modern Middle East.

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