PIONEERS EAST: THE EARLY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
By David H. Finnie
In the early 1800's pioneers by countless thousands were moving westward to fill up the North American continent. But several hundred Americans, for a variety of reasons, turned their faces the other way and journeyed to the Middle East. The first cohesive account of the contacts between the United States and the Middle East from the earliest times to the mid-nineteenth century, Mr. Finnie's lively and fascinating book describes who these "Pioneers East" ere, where they came from, what they found, and how they reacted to their experiences.
Harvard University Press (1967)