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

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

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American sheikhs : two families, four generations, and the story of America's influence in the Middle East
Title
American sheikhs
Title remainder
two families, four generations, and the story of America's influence in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Brian VanDeMark
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Documents the founding and history of the American University of Beirut, alma mater to many of the biggest minds in Middle Eastern politics, focusing on the efforts of two dueling families to build a greater school than the other
  • "In 1866, American missionaries founded a small college in Beirut, Lebanon, called the Syrian Protestant College. Later renamed the American University of Beirut, what began as a humble missionary school grew to become the most influential institution of higher education in the Middle East. Originally created by Reverend Daniel Bliss with the financial backing of businessman William E. Dodge, the AUB, under the leadership of four generations of the Bliss and Dodge families, became the preeminent symbol of American culture and values in the Middle East. Author Brian VanDeMark's vivid narrative not only includes the colorful history of the AUB and many memorable episodes in a dual family saga but also pursues larger and more important themes. In the story of the efforts of these two families to build a great school with alternating audacity, arrogance, generosity, paternalism, and vision, the author clearly sees an allegory for the larger history of the United States in the Middle East."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
VanDeMark, Brian
Dewey number
378.569/25
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
LG351.A72
LC item number
V36 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American University of Beirut
  • American University of Beirut
  • Bliss, Daniel
  • Dodge, Bayard
  • Middle East
Label
American sheikhs : two families, four generations, and the story of America's influence in the Middle East, Brian VanDeMark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Appendix : prominent living AUB alumni
Control code
ocn726821373
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616144760
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011037541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020544639
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)726821373
Label
American sheikhs : two families, four generations, and the story of America's influence in the Middle East, Brian VanDeMark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Appendix : prominent living AUB alumni
Control code
ocn726821373
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616144760
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011037541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40020544639
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)726821373

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