The Fall of the Ottomans

The Fall of the Ottomans The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920

Paperback (28 Jan 2016) | English

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Synopsis

SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE BRITISH ARMY MILITARY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016

'Truly essential' Simon Sebag Montefiore

The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from bestselling historian Eugene Rogan

For some four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the most powerful states in Europe as well as ruler of the Middle East. By 1914 it had been drastically weakened and circled by numerous predators waiting to finish it off. Following the Ottoman decision to join the First World War on the side of the Central Powers the British, French and Russians hatched a plan to finish the Ottomans off: an ambitious and unprecedented invasion of Gallipoli...

Eugene Rogan's remarkable book recreates one of the most important but poorly understood fronts of the First World War. Despite fighting back with great skill and ferocity against the Allied onslaught and humiliating the British both at Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia (Iraq), the Ottomans were ultimately defeated, clearing the way for the making, for better or worse, of a new Middle East which has endured to the present.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781846144394
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.415
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxvi, 485
Weight: 350g
Height: 132mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 33mm