Best of Enemies: A History of US and Middle East Relations HC (2012-2018 SelfMadeHero) comic books
Volume 1 - 1st printing. "1783-1953!" Written by Jean-Pierre Filiu. Art and cover by David B. David B. and Filiu draw striking parallels between ancient and contemporary political history in this look at the US-Middle East conflict. The reader is transported to the pirate-choked Mediterranean sea, where Christians and Muslims continue the Crusades, only this time on water. As the centuries pass, the traditional victims of the Muslim pirates - the British, French, and Spanish - all become empire-building powers whose sights lie beyond the Mediterranean. Hardcover, 120 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.
Volume 2 - 1st printing. "1954-1984!" Written by Jean-Pierre Filiu. Art and cover by David B. The second volume of Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B.'s graphic novel history of US-Middle East relations begins in the 1950s with the Eisenhower Doctrine and ends with the Lebanese War of 1982. A perceptive and authoritative account of this turbulent historical period, Best of Enemies provides an overview of the Six-Day War between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria; the Iranian Revolution of 1979; the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; and other Middle Eastern conflicts involving the United States. Hardcover, 112 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.
Volume 3 - 1st printing. "1984-2013!" Written by Jean-Pierre Filiu. Art and cover by David B. A graphic history of US and Middle East relations which covers the tumultuous period that began with Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and ended with Obama's decision in 2013 not to intervene in Syria. Spanning 30 years of conflict and diplomacy, Best of Enemies is a breezy and engaging guide to the geopolitical events that shaped the politics of today. Hardcover, 104 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.