A Peace to End All Peace: Creating the Modern Middle East, 1914-1922

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Traces Great Britain's influence on Middle East politics since World War I, and describes Britain's changing interests in the region

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"Wonderful...No book published in recent years has more lasting relevance to our understanding of the Middle East."--Jack Miles, "Los Angeles Book Review"
"Extraordinarily ambitious, provocative and vividly written...Fromkin unfolds a gripping tale of diplomatic double-dealing, military incompetence and political upheaval."--Reid Beddow, "Washington Post Book World"
"Ambitious and splendid...An epic tale of ruin and disillusion...of great men, their large deeds and even larger follies."--Fouad Ajami, "The Wall Street Journal"
"[It] achieves an ideal of historical writing: its absorbing narrative not only recounts past events but offers a useful way to think about them....The book demands close attention and repays it. Much of the information here was not available until recent decades, and almost every page brings us news about a past that troubles the present."--Naomi Bliven," The New Yorker"

"One of the first books to take an effective panoramic view of what was happening, not only in Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, and the Arab regions of Asia but also in Afghanistan and central Asia....Readers will come away from "A Peace to End All Peace" not only enlightened but challenged--challenged in a way that is brought home by the irony of the title."--"The New York Times Book Review"

Wonderful...No book published in recent years has more lasting relevance to our understanding of the Middle East. "Jack Miles, Los Angeles Book Review"

Extraordinarily ambitious, provocative and vividly written...Fromkin unfolds a gripping tale of diplomatic double-dealing, military incompetence and political upheaval. "Reid Beddow, Washington Post Book World"

Ambitious and splendid...An epic tale of ruin and disillusion...of great men, their large deeds and even larger follies. "Fouad Ajami, The Wall Street Journal"

[It] achieves an ideal of historical writing: its absorbing narrative not only recounts past events but offers a useful way to think about them....The book demands close attention and repays it. Much of the information here was not available until recent decades, and almost every page brings us news about a past that troubles the present. "Naomi Bliven, The New Yorker"

One of the first books to take an effective panoramic view of what was happening, not only in Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, and the Arab regions of Asia but also in Afghanistan and central Asia....Readers will come away from "A Peace to End All Peace" not only enlightened but challenged--challenged in a way that is brought home by the irony of the title. "The New York Times Book Review""

Wonderful...No book published in recent years has more lasting relevance to our understanding of the Middle East. Jack Miles, Los Angeles Book Review

Extraordinarily ambitious, provocative and vividly written...Fromkin unfolds a gripping tale of diplomatic double-dealing, military incompetence and political upheaval. Reid Beddow, Washington Post Book World

Ambitious and splendid...An epic tale of ruin and disillusion...of great men, their large deeds and even larger follies. Fouad Ajami, The Wall Street Journal

[It] achieves an ideal of historical writing: its absorbing narrative not only recounts past events but offers a useful way to think about them....The book demands close attention and repays it. Much of the information here was not available until recent decades, and almost every page brings us news about a past that troubles the present. Naomi Bliven, The New Yorker

One of the first books to take an effective panoramic view of what was happening, not only in Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, and the Arab regions of Asia but also in Afghanistan and central Asia....Readers will come away from A Peace to End All Peace not only enlightened but challenged--challenged in a way that is brought home by the irony of the title. The New York Times Book Review

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"Wonderful...No book published in recent years has more lasting relevance to our understanding of the Middle East." --Jack Miles, Los Angeles Book Review

"Extraordinarily ambitious, provocative and vividly written...Fromkin unfolds a gripping tale of diplomatic double-dealing, military incompetence and political upheaval." --Reid Beddow, Washington Post Book World

"Ambitious and splendid...An epic tale of ruin and disillusion...of great men, their large deeds and even larger follies." --Fouad Ajami, The Wall Street Journal

"[It] achieves an ideal of historical writing: its absorbing narrative not only recounts past events but offers a useful way to think about them....The book demands close attention and repays it. Much of the information here was not available until recent decades, and almost every page brings us news about a past that troubles the present." --Naomi Bliven, The New Yorker

"One of the first books to take an effective panoramic view of what was happening, not only in Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, and the Arab regions of Asia but also in Afghanistan and central Asia....Readers will come away from A Peace to End All Peace not only enlightened but challenged--challenged in a way that is brought home by the irony of the title." --The New York Times Book Review

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The Middle East, as we know it today, emerged from decisions made by the Allies during and after the First World War. This extraordinarily ambitious, vividly written account tells how and why those decisions were made and the devastating effect they had.

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