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Book TV at the United States Naval Academy: Brian VanDeMark, "American Sheikhs: Two Families, Four Generations, and the Story of America's Influence in the Middle East"

Brian VanDeMark

About the Program

Brian VanDeMark talks about "American Sheikhs," his history of the American University of Beirut and its two founding families.  This interview was recorded at the United States Naval Academy and is part of Book TV's College Series.   

About the Authors

Brian VanDeMark

Brian VanDeMark is a professor of history at the U.S. Naval Academy.  He is the author of "Pandora's Keepers" and "Into the Quagmire."  He is also the co-author, with the late Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, of Mr. McNamara's memoir, "In Retrospect." 


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Book TV at the United States Naval Academy: Brian VanDeMark, "American Sheikhs: Two Families, Four Generations, and the Story of America's Influence in the Middle East"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, November 12th at 1:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, November 11th at 1:45pm (ET)
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