9780805088090

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

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    9780805088090

  • ISBN10:

    0805088091

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-21
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

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Summary

With A New Afterword from the Author the Classic, Bestselling Account of How the Modern Middle East was Created

Author Biography

David Fromkin is a professor at Boston University and the author of several acclaimed books of nonfiction, including The King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh, Secret Partners. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Mapsp. 1
Photo Creditsp. 2
Acknowledgmentsp. 3
A Note on Spellingp. 5
Introductionp. 7
At the Crossroads of History
The Last Days of Old Europep. 23
The Legacy of The Great Game in Asiap. 26
The Middle East Before The Warp. 33
The Young Turks Urgently Seek an Allyp. 45
Winston Churchill on The Eve of Warp. 51
Churchill Seizes Turkey's Warshipsp. 54
An Intrigue at the Sublime Portep. 62
Kitchener of Khartoum Looks Ahead
Kitchener Takes Commandp. 79
Kitchener's Lieutenantsp. 88
Kitchener Sets out to Capture Islamp. 96
India Protestsp. 106
The Man in The Middlep. 111
Britain Is Drawn into the Middle Eastern Quagmire
The Turkish Commanders Almost Lose The Warp. 119
Kitchener Allows Britain to Attack Turkeyp. 124
On to Victory at the Dardanellesp. 130
Russia's Grab for Turkeyp. 137
Defining Britain's Goals in the Middle Eastp. 146
At the Narrows of Fortunep. 150
The Warriorsp. 155
The Politiciansp. 159
The Light That Failedp. 163
Creating the Arab Bureaup. 168
Making Promises to the Arabsp. 173
Making Promises to the European Alliesp. 188
Turkey's Triumph at the Tigrisp. 200
Subversion
Behind Enemy Linesp. 207
Kitchener's Last Missionp. 216
Hussein's Revoltp. 218
The Allies at the Nadir of Their Fortunes
The Fall of the Allied Governments: Britain and Francep. 231
The Overthrow of the Czarp. 239
New Worlds and Promised Lands
The New Worldp. 253
Lloyd George's Zionismp. 263
Toward The Balfour Declarationp. 276
The Promised Landp. 284
Invading the Middle East
Jerusalem for Christmasp. 305
The Road To Damascusp. 315
The Battle for Syriap. 332
The Spoils of Victory
The Parting of the Waysp. 351
By The Shores of Troyp. 363
The Tide Goes Out
The Ticking Clockp. 383
Betrayalp. 389
The Unreal World of the Peace Conferencesp. 403
Storm over Asia
The Troubles Begin: 1919-1921p. 415
Egypt: The Winter of 1918-1919p. 417
Afghanistan: The Spring of 1919p. 421
Arabia: The Spring of 1919p. 424
Turkey: January 1920p. 427
Syria and Lebanon: The Spring and Summer of 1920p. 435
Eastern Palestine (Transjordan): 1920p. 441
Palestine-Arabs and Jews: 1920p. 445
Mesopotamia (IRAQ): 1920p. 449
Persia (Iran): 1920p. 455
Russia Returns to the Middle East
Unmasking Britain's Enemiesp. 465
The Soviet Challenge in the Middle Eastp. 471
Moscow's Goalsp. 475
A Death in Bukharap. 480
The Middle Eastern Settlement of 1922
Winston Churchill Takes Chargep. 493
Churchill and the Question of Palestinep. 515
The Alliances Come Apartp. 530
A Greek Tragedyp. 540
The Settlement of the Middle Eastern Questionp. 558
Afterword to the 2009 Editionp. 569
Notesp. 577
Bibliographyp. 615
Indexp. 629
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