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

ISBN-10: 0805068848

ISBN-13: 9780805068849

Edition: 1989 (Revised)

Authors: David Fromkin

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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 today In 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 War. In 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 of 1914 to 1922, 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 of 85 years ago.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 9/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Historian David Fromkin is a professor at Boston University and the author of several acclaimed books of nonfiction. He lives in New York City.

List of Illustrations and Maps
Photo Credits
Acknowledgments
A Note on Spelling
Introduction
At the Crossroads of History
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 of Khartoum Looks Ahead
Kitchener Takes Command
Kitchener's Lieutenants
Kitchener Sets Out to Capture Islam
India Protests
The Man in the Middle
Britain is Drawn into the Middle Eastern Quagmire
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
Subversion
Behind Enemy Lines
Kitchener's Last Mission
Hussein's Revolt
The Allies at the Nadir of Their Fortunes
The Fall of the Allied Governments: Britain and France
The Overthrow of the Czar
New Worlds and Promised Lands
The New World
Lloyd George's Zionism
Toward the Balfour Declaration
The Promised Land
Invading the Middle East
Jerusalem for Christmas
The Road to Damascus
The Battle for Syria
The Spoils of Victory
The Parting of the Ways
By the Shores of Troy
The Tide Goes Out
The Ticking Clock
Betrayal
The Unreal World of the Peace Conferences
Storm over Asia
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
Russia Returns to the Middle East
Unmasking Britain's Enemies
The Soviet Challenge in the Middle East
Moscow's Goals
A Death in Bukhara
The Middle Eastern Settlement of 1922
Winston Churchill Takes Charge
Churchill and the Question of Palestine
The Alliances Come Apart
A Greek Tragedy
The Settlement of the Middle Eastern Question
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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