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The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East


Decorated British foreign correspondent Robert Fisk has been based in the Middle East for the last twenty-five years, reporting from the world's ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

Overall customer rating: 4.500

Good Stuff

by Nurmalfoy on Jun 23, 2011

Good stuff from excellent Author. Robert Fisk is the man. Cheersssss..

Karen D

Very pleased

by Karen D on Jan 13, 2011

since I am in the middle of reading two books I have not yet gotten to this most recent arrival. I was, however, very pleased with the quality of the condition of the book and the speed with which it was delivered.


Good modern history book

by Mwyn on Jun 15, 2008

Some might discredit the book as containing a lot of the author's own views or subjective comments, however the book took the span of about 15 years to finish so giving the author the benefit of the doubt a lot of emotion would go into such a large 'diary' of a place so chaotic. On the plus side it does give a lot of dates and statistics from different sources so the reader can estimate an average or believe whichever source they find more reliable. Whether you agree with the writer's views or not I think it gives a good account of the Middle East's recent history with many first hand experiences of the author to millitants and the common public. The structure of the book is so that one can choose which part of the Middle East's history they would like to read without having to have read the previous chapters: reminded me of how school history books contain seperate chapters about different topics. I would definately recommend this book.


Fisk in Middle East

by JTucker on Jul 30, 2007

This book is one man's very personal take on modern Middle East politics. While he provides some good summaries of the recent history of the region, this should not be taken for a comprehensive, or scholarly, look at the history and politics that shape today's events. It's a good read, although Fisk aggrandizes his own actions a little too much for my taste. He is a journalist, not anyone who goes in depth or breadth. The chapters are vignettes. It's good beach reading, but don't cite it in your thesis, and you'll be OK.

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