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Book:A peace to end all peace : the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of the modern Middle East / David Fromkin.:2009.:2nd Holt pbk. ed. Book A peace to end all peace : the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of the modern Middle East / David Fromkin.
A peace to end all peace : the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of the modern Middle East / David Fromkin.
Author: Fromkin, David
Publication year: 2009.
Language: English
Call Number DS63.2.G7 F76 2009
Media class: Book
Edition: 2nd Holt pbk. ed.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Co
ISBN: 9780805088090 0805088091
Notes:
"Featuring a new afterword by the author" -- Cover.
Extent: xi, 643 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
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The last days of old Europe -- The legacy of the great game in Asia -- The Middle East before the war -- The young Turks urgently seek an ally -- Winston Churchill on the eve of war -- Churchill seizes Turkey's warships -- An intrigue at the sublime porte -- Kitchener takes command -- Kitchener's lieutenants -- Kitchener sets out to capture Islam -- India protests -- The man in the middle -- The Turkish commanders almost lose the war -- Kitchener allows Britain to attack Turkey -- On to victory at the Dardanelles -- Russia's grab for Turkey -- Defining Britain's goals in the Middle East -- At the narrows of fortune -- The warriors -- The politicians -- The light that failed -- Creating the Arab bureau -- Making promises to the Arabs -- Making promises to the European allies -- Turkey's triumph at the Tigris -- Behind enemy lines -- Kitchener's last mission -- Hussein's revolt -- The fall of the allied governments : Britain and France -- The overthrow of the Czar -- The new world -- Lloyd George's Zionism -- Toward the Balfour declaration -- The promised land -- Jerusalem for Christmas -- The road to Damascus -- The battle for Syria -- The parting of the ways -- By the shores of Troy -- The ticking clock -- Betrayal -- The unreal world of the peace conferences -- The troubles begin : 1919-1921 -- Egypt : the winter of 1918-1919 -- Afghanistan : the spring of 1919 -- Arabia : the spring of 1919 -- Turkey : January 1920 -- Syria and Lebanon : the spring and summer of 1920 -- Eastern Palestine (Transjordan) : 1920 -- Palestine - Arabs and Jews : 1920 -- Mesopotamia (Iraq) : 1920 -- Persia (Iran) : 1920 -- Unmasking Britain's enemies -- The Soviet challenge in the Middle East -- Moscow's goals -- A death in Bukhara -- Winston Churchill takes charge -- Churchill and the question of Palestine -- The alliances come apart -- A Greek tragedy -- The settlement of the Middle Eastern question.

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