War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History, Revised and Updated

Avi Shlaim, Author Penguin Books $14 (160p) ISBN 978-0-14-024564-6

Examining Western relations with the Middle East since WWI, Oxford international relations professor Shlaim criticizes American policy in the region, charging that the U.S. continues to ignore the economic and social needs of that community. (Aug.)