Preview – Best of Enemies Vol. 1

Best of Enemies Vol. 1

Author: Jean-Pierre Filiu
Artist: David B.
Publisher: Abrams Books/Self Made Hero
Volume: Part 1: 1783-1953, $24.95 (HC, B&W)
Vintage: May 15, 2012 (originally in French by Futuropolis in 2011)
Genre: History, education

Filiu and David B. 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.