|Ori Z. Soltes.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||294 / 2017|
A layman's guide to the history, culture, and politics that led us to the current challenges plaguing the Middle East, this is a clear-eyed and engaging survey of the many factors that have brought this region to where it is today. Whether discussing the heritage of the Semitic peoples or the birth of Islam in the region, Ori Soltes brings insight and much needed context to the people, places, and things that make up the region and its legacy.
"After 100 years and the disappointments of Nasser, Saddam, and Assad … the road forward will be as bumpy as the road behind, and Soltes provides a brisk, readable guide."—Geoffrey Wawro