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Viorst, Milton

Overview
Works: 58 works in 222 publications in 3 languages and 11,186 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Sources  Biography  Biographies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor
Classifications: HN90.R3, 309.173092
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Most widely held works about Milton Viorst
 
Most widely held works by Milton Viorst
Fire in the streets : America in the 1960s by Milton Viorst( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great documents of Western civilization by Milton Viorst( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

103 selected documents illustrating the history of Western man, from the correspondence between Pliny and Trajan in A.D. 112, to the U.N. Charter in 1945
In the shadow of the Prophet : the struggle for the soul of Islam by Milton Viorst( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his new book, In the Shadow of the Prophet, journalist Milton Viorst takes us behind the scenes of Middle Eastern politics to illuminate the complex struggle throughout the region to reconcile the Muslim community's fierce determination to live by traditional Islamic law and beliefs with the desire for economic and political power in today's world." "Based on in-depth interviews with scores of key Islamic leaders and thinkers, In the Shadow of the Prophet explores the theological straitjacket in which traditional Islam has placed the region - and what the struggle for the direction of Islam means to the West."--Jacket
Hostile allies: FDR and Charles de Gaulle by Milton Viorst( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of the character and differing perspectives of the U.S. and French leader, that sees a continuing personal and national incompatibility between the two countries
Sandcastles : the Arabs in search of the modern world by Milton Viorst( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viorst takes us first to Baghdad, an ancient city of art, literature and lost grandeur, whose hopes for a renaissance have been crushed by tyranny and war. We travel then to Istanbul, capital of an empire that for centuries ruled the Arabs, leaving them with a taste for Islamic zealotry, strong coffee and political despotism
Making a difference : the Peace Corps at twenty-five( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the formation of the Peace Corps, depicts the experiences of volunteers, and examines the accomplishments of the Corps
Storm from the East : the struggle between the Arab world and the Christian west by Milton Viorst( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's engagement with the Arab world stretches back far beyond the Iraq wars. According to Milton Viorst, the current conflict is simply the latest round in a 1,400-year struggle between Christianity and Islam, in which the United States became a participant only in the last century. Today, the Bush Doctrine aims to free the Arab peoples from political oppression and create a democratic Iraq. So why are Arabs, and Iraqis in particular, so suspicious of our efforts? The explanation, Viorst says, is simple: "What the American leadership has miscalculated, or simply dismissed, is Arab nationalism." In Storm from the East, Viorst offers a balanced, lucid, and vital history of America's uneasy relationship with the Arab world and argues that brutal conflict in the region will continue until the West, with the United States taking the lead, honors the Arabs' insistence on deciding their own destiny. Viorst examines the long struggle of the Arab world to overthrow Western hegemony. He explores the Arab experiences with democracy and military despotism; Nasserite socialism in Egypt and Ba'athism in Syria and Iraq; tribal monarchy in Saudi Arabia and Jordan; guerrilla warfare waged by the Palestinians; and, finally, Islamic rebellion culminating in Osama bin Laden's extremist al-Qaeda. All have the same goal: the liberation of the Arabs from foreign domination. Storm from the East is a powerful work that, like no other, limns the political, religious, and social roots of Arab nationalism and the present-day unrest in the Middle East
Sands of sorrow : Israel's journey from independence by Milton Viorst( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fall from grace; the Republican Party and the Puritan ethic by Milton Viorst( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What shall I do with this people? : Jews and the fractious politics of Judaism by Milton Viorst( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical history of how religious leaders have influenced the practice of Judaism to serve personal conceptions critiques Orthodox Judaism's doctrines concerning marriage and divorce, conversion, and women's rights
Zionism : the birth and transformation of an ideal by Milton Viorst( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From serving as the Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker to penning articles for the New York Times, Milton Viorst has dedicated his career to studying the Middle East. Now, in this new book, Viorst examines the evolution of Zionism, from its roots by serving as a cultural refuge for Europe's Jews, to the cover it provides today for Israel's exercise of control over millions of Arabs in occupied territories. Beginning with the shattering of the traditional Jewish society during the Enlightenment, Viorst covers the recent history of the Jews, from the spread of Jewish Emancipation during the French Revolution Era to the rise of the exclusionary anti-Semitism that overwhelmed Europe in the late nineteenth century. Viorst examines how Zionism was born and follows its development through the lives and ideas of its dominant leaders, who all held only one tenet in common: that Jews, for the first time in two millennia, must determine their own destiny to save themselves. But, in regards to creating a Jewish state with a military that dominates the region, Viorst argues that Israel has squandered the goodwill it enjoyed at its founding, and thus the country has put its own future on very uncertain footing. With the expertise and knowledge garnered from decades of studying this contentious region, Milton Viorst deftly exposes the risks that Israel faces today. "--
Outsider in the Senate; Senator Clinton Anderson's memoirs by Clinton Presba Anderson( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hustlers and heroes; an American political panorama by Milton Viorst( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaching for the olive branch : UNRWA and peace in the Middle East by Milton Viorst( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storm from the East : [the struggle between the Arab world and the Christian west] by Milton Viorst( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton Viorst contends that today's Arab-American conflict is the latest round in a 1,400-year clash between Islam and Christianity
Liberalism: a guide to its past, present, and future in American politics by Milton Viorst( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UNRWA and peace in the Middle East by Milton Viorst( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The citizen poor of the 1960's : an examination into a social experiment by Milton Viorst( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Washington, D.C., underground gourmet by Judith Viorst( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yi a la zhi ming : 1400 nian de yi si lan sheng zhan by Milton Viorst( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In the shadow of the Prophet : the struggle for the soul of Islam
Alternative Names
Milton Viorst American journalist

Viorst, Milton, 1930-

Languages
English (157)

French (8)

Chinese (2)

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Sandcastles : the Arabs in search of the modern worldStorm from the East : the struggle between the Arab world and the Christian westWhat shall I do with this people? : Jews and the fractious politics of Judaism