In this, the second volume of their acclaimed “must-read” account of the proxy cockpit of postwar history, Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B. trace the arduous trail from Suez to the Six-Day War, from Yom Kippur to Beirut. With merciless clarity, they lay bare the implacable factionalism and brutal realpolitik that continue to infest the oil, sand, and blood of the Middle East – here played out on the three-dimensional chessboard of an international Cold War always on the brink of “going hot”.
Praise for Best of Enemies Volume 1
“As important as it is today to look back to September 11th 2001, it is perhaps even more important to look back much further still and try to understand the bigger picture behind so much of the issues and conflicts still igniting the world today. Best of Enemies achieves this with compelling clarity.” — Paul Gravett, General Editor 1001 Comics to Read Before you Die
“Best of Enemies is surely destined to stand alongside Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis as a graphic history of the Middle East. A must read for anyone interested in learning, or teaching, about the region.” — Mark Levine, Professor of History UC-Irvine and author of Heavy Metal Islam