Arabian Knight: Colonel Bill Eddy and the Rise of American Power in the Middle East
352 pages with Bibliography, Index and 16 pages of glossy Black-and-White photographs
|Arabian Knight: Colonel Bill Eddy and the Rise of American Power in the Middle East |
by Thomas Lippman
Now available, the long-awaited biography of an extraordinary, but unheralded, Marine officer by one of the nation’s leading experts on the Middle East.
Fascinating in its detail and sweeping in its scope, Arabian Knight is the rare book that fuses biography and political history into a compelling, enlightening read. It is the story of a warrior, a scholar, a spymaster and a diplomat. It is the story of Colonel Bill Eddy, a Marine for all seasons.
Author and journalist Don DeNevi writes in the Quantico Sentry
‘‘Arabian Knight” is a priceless gem among recent military biographies. Small and easily read because Lippman’s prose is at once taut and graceful, the book should be read for its mixture of 20th century history and current Middle Eastern insights by all professionally minded Marines, regardless of rank.