A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948

4.07 avg rating
( 1,257 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780393344257: A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

“A provocative history . . . helps us to understand why the Arab spring is so important and valuable.”―David Ignatius, National Interest

In the twentieth century, while fighting a common enemy in Europe, Britain and France were locked in a clandestine struggle for power in the Middle East. From the first agreement to divide the region between them to the birth of Israel, A Line in the Sand is a gripping narrative of the last gasp of imperialism, with tales of unscrupulous double-dealing, cynical manipulation, and all-too-frequent violence that continues to the present day. 30 photographs and maps

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

James Barr is the author of Setting the Desert on Fire. During the research for A Line in the Sand he was a Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He lives in London.

Review:

“An outstanding, revealing, and disturbing glimpse behind the closed doors of power politics.”
- Booklist

“Lively and entertaining. . . . [Barr] has thrown some light on hitherto unexplored corners.”
- Financial Times

“Starred review. Barr’s extensive archival research, evocative historical vignettes, and a superb sense of narrative pacing produce a first-rate work.”
- Publishers Weekly

“Combines the narrative pace of a spy novel with meticulous archival research.”
- Eugene Rogan, author of The Arabs: A History

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780393070651: A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0393070654 ISBN 13:  9780393070651
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, 2012
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James Barr
Published by WW Norton Publishers
ISBN 10: 0393344258 ISBN 13: 9780393344257
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0393344258

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Barr, James
ISBN 10: 0393344258 ISBN 13: 9780393344257
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9780393344257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

James Barr
Published by WW Norton & Co, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0393344258 ISBN 13: 9780393344257
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton & Co, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. In the twentieth century, while fighting a common enemy in Europe, Britain and France were locked in a clandestine struggle for power in the Middle East. From the first agreement to divide the region between them to the birth of Israel, A Line in the Sand is a gripping narrative of the last gasp of imperialism, with tales of unscrupulous double-dealing, cynical manipulation, and all-too-frequent violence that continues to the present day. Seller Inventory # AAS9780393344257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Barr, James
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393344258 ISBN 13: 9780393344257
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0393344258 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132377791

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

James Barr
Published by WW Norton & Co, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0393344258 ISBN 13: 9780393344257
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton & Co, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. In the twentieth century, while fighting a common enemy in Europe, Britain and France were locked in a clandestine struggle for power in the Middle East. From the first agreement to divide the region between them to the birth of Israel, A Line in the Sand is a gripping narrative of the last gasp of imperialism, with tales of unscrupulous double-dealing, cynical manipulation, and all-too-frequent violence that continues to the present day. Seller Inventory # AAS9780393344257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

James Barr
Published by WW Norton & Co, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0393344258 ISBN 13: 9780393344257
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton & Co, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. In the twentieth century, while fighting a common enemy in Europe, Britain and France were locked in a clandestine struggle for power in the Middle East. From the first agreement to divide the region between them to the birth of Israel, A Line in the Sand is a gripping narrative of the last gasp of imperialism, with tales of unscrupulous double-dealing, cynical manipulation, and all-too-frequent violence that continues to the present day. Seller Inventory # BTE9780393344257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Barr, James
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393344258 ISBN 13: 9780393344257
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
PNW Bookseller, Inc.
(Boise, ID, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0393344258. Seller Inventory # 9780393344257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

James Barr
Published by W W NORTON & CO (2013)
ISBN 10: 0393344258 ISBN 13: 9780393344257
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description W W NORTON & CO, 2013. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TV9780393344257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.18
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Barr, James
Published by W. W. Norton & Company (2013)
ISBN 10: 0393344258 ISBN 13: 9780393344257
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0393344258

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

James Barr (author)
Published by W. W. Norton & Company 2013-01-25, New York (2013)
ISBN 10: 0393344258 ISBN 13: 9780393344257
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company 2013-01-25, New York, 2013. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780393344257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book