Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East by Shareen Blair Brysac

Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

byShareen Blair Brysac, Karl E. Meyer

Kobo ebook | October 12, 2009

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A brilliant narrative history tracing today’s troubles back to the grandiose imperial overreach of Great Britain and the United States.

Kingmakers is the gripping story of how the modern Middle East came to be, as told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. Some are famous (Lawrence of Arabia and Gertrude Bell); others infamous (Harry St. John Philby, father of Kim); some forgotten (Sir Mark Sykes, Israel’s godfather, and A. T. Wilson, the territorial creator of Iraq). All helped enthrone rulers in a region whose very name is an Anglo-American invention. The aim of this engrossing character-driven narrative is to restore to life the colorful figures who gave us the Middle East in which Americans are enmeshed today.

Title:Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle EastFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 12, 2009Publisher:W. W. Norton & CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393342433

ISBN - 13:9780393342437


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it A great history on how the current Middle East came to be and the debacle that was created as a result of European, government, and individual interference
Date published: 2016-12-31