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A Peace to End All Peace 500 Fromkin s thorough and highly exploratory piece on the creation of the modern Middle East is a delight for the armchair historian and academic alike With clear and well developed arguments throughout, a plethora of first hand documentation, and plausible theses, the book moves effectively through its three main tenets and leaves the reader with a better understanding of the situation at the time and in the current political as well as social denouement Fromkin argues three key points worth exp Fromkin s thorough and highly exploratory piece on , , This is an odd book in many ways Not least because it is a history of the Middle East that is structured around a major character s life Now, you might think that such a life might well be someone who lived in the Middle East No chance, really, when you think about it books written in the West are muchlikely to focus on someone also from the West, even when discussing the history of the East It s just what we do The life chosen was that of Winston Churchill I m not trying to say th This is an odd book in many ways Not least because it is a history of the Middle East that is structured around a major character s life Now, you might think that such a life might well be someone who lived in the Middle East No chance, really, when you think about it books written in the West are muchlikely to focus on someone also from the West, even when discussing the history of the East It s just what we do The life chosen was that of Winston Churchill I m not trying to say that Churchill wasn t an important figure in the history of the Middle East at and around the time of the First World War Anything but However, for a book whose subtitle is the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of the Modern Middle East it wouldn t be outrageous to expect that the author might have focusedon someone other than an English politician This book is really about the British Government s role in mucking about in the Middle East during and shortly after the First World War It took me a little longer than I expected to read this rather fascinating book as it slowed down to a crawl toward the end Most history readers are familiar with the dissection of the Middle East as well as parts of Europe as a result of the infamous Versailles Treaty At the beginning of the war, the Ottoman Empire, caught in the middle of this disruption, was already shaky at best and its own people couldn t decide which side they should take This was a empire that spoke many languages, It took me a little longer than I expected to read this rather fascinating book as it slowed down to a crawl toward the end Most history readers are familiar with the dissection of the Middle East as well as parts of Europe as a result of the infamous Versailles Treaty At the beginning of the war, the Ottoman Empire, caught in the middle of this disruption, was already shaky a .192219161918, 1919, 2017 10 100% 10 100% This book was recommended in the article A Reporter s Arab Library , N Y Times Book Review, 30 Oct 2005.This is an excellent book, but will strike different people differently People used to reading serious history will find it easy to read the author s conclusions are clearly stated and supporting evidence easily located People used to reading novels will find it hard to read there is a bewildering variety of place names and personalities to keep track of People who derive a sense of sa This book was recommended in the article A Reporter s Arab Library , N Y Times Book Review, 30 Oct 2005.This is an excellent book, but will strike different people differently People used to reading serious history will find it easy to read the author 1922 The Critically Acclaimed New York Times Bestselling Account Of How The Modern Middle East Came Into Being After World War I, And Why It Is In Upheaval TodayIn Our Time The Middle East Has Proven A Battleground Of Rival Religions, Ideologies, Nationalisms, And Dynasties All Of These Conflicts, Including The Hostilities Between Arabs And Israelis That Have Flared Yet Again, Come Down, In A Sense, To The Extent To Which The Middle East Will Continue To Live With Its Political Inheritance The Arrangements, Unities, And Divisions Imposed Upon The Region By The Allies After The First World WarIn A Peace To End All Peace, David Fromkin Reveals How And Why The Allies Came To Remake The Geography And Politics Of The Middle East, Drawing Lines On An Empty Map That Eventually Became The New Countries Of Iraq, Israel, Jordan, And Lebanon Focusing On The Formative Years OfTo , When All Even An Alliance Between Arab Nationalism And Zionism Seemed Possible He Raises Questions About What Might Have Been Done Differently, And Answers Questions About Why Things Were Done As They Were The Current Battle For A Palestinian Homeland Has Its Roots In These Events OfYears Ago


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