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A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

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Peopled with larger-than-life figures such as Winston Churchill (around whom the story is structured), General Kitchener and T.E. Lawrence, Gertrude ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.167
crocker2062

Necessary Read

by crocker2062 on Mar 31, 2011

This is one of those bone wearying books that everyone should read. Want to know why the Mideast is such a mess? Read this book. The author proves his thesis over and over again. I'd like to make it required reading for every politician! More

margiev6

Masterly book

by margiev6 on May 11, 2009

I have learned so much of the break up of the Otttoman Empire and the creation of the present Middle East and the background to the present conflicts More

HistoryReader

Must read book

by HistoryReader on Apr 2, 2009

If you want to understand how the Israeli/Arab situation got to where it is today, this is the book that will tell you. We learned in school about the "sick man of Europe", the Ottoman Empire, but it kept Britain at bay for years, winning ever battle fought against the hapless British. It also ... More

rowan

WWI's aftermath in the Near East

by rowan on Mar 30, 2009

Wonderfully readable but seriously written, Mr. Fromkin's book tells the story of Near East politics after WWI. How the states in the region were created, the Turkish-Greek struggle for Asia Minor, British and French policies and rivalry, the Saudi rise to power in the Arabian peninsula and even famous ... More

ELIA

Everything old in politics is new again.

by ELIA on Feb 1, 2008

I found this book very enjoyable to read. The facts although almost a century old are so relevant to what is happening today in the Middle East, Arabia, Asia and even parts of Europe. The book is well researched, well founded but very interesting to read. If you are interested in the current politics ... More

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