The U.S.-Israel relationship has been the subject of extensive writing by scholars, academics, politicians, journalists, and other observers. Also, many of the participants in diplomatic and other connections between these two states have written memoirs and other works that provide interesting, although not always wholly accurate, accounts of the linkage. These are important sources and tell us a good deal about what happened, how these two states interacted, and -- often -- why.
This list is designed to suggest some of the books that may further elucidate the themes considered in this work. To begin, the reader is referred to two bibliographical collections that include thousands of books and articles on the subject of this study and related themes. They are:
Sanford R. Silverburg and Bernard Reich, United States Foreign Policy and the Middle East/North Africa: A Bibliography of Twentieth-Century Research ( New York: Garland Publishing, 1990).
Sanford R. Silverburg and Bernard Reich, U.S. Relations with the Middle East and North Africa: A Bibliography ( Metuchen, NJ.: The Scarecrow Press, 1994).
The list that follows is a select one -- it contains only books and monographs written in English. The periodical literature is vast and the reader is referred to the bibliographical indexes just noted as well as to the bibliographies and notes in the works cited below for guidance to that literature. In addition to scholarly studies, it includes works that advocate