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    DescriptionPublished with a new afterword from the author--the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was createdThe Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts--including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq's competing sects--are rooted in the region's political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and divisions imposed by the Allies after the First World War.In "A Peace to End All Peace," David Fromkin reveals how and why the Allies drew lines on an empty map that remade the geography and politics of the Middle East. Focusing on the formative years of 1914 to 1922, when all seemed possible, he delivers in this sweeping and magisterial book the definitive account of this defining time, showing how the choices narrowed and the Middle East began along a road that led to the conflicts and confusion that continue to this day.A new afterword from Fromkin, written for this edition of the book, includes his invaluable, updated assessment of this region of the world today, and on what this history has to teach us.

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    A Peace to End All Peace, 20th Anniversary Edition
    The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Fromkin, By (author) Kaya Oakes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805088090
    ISBN 10: 0805088091

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    LC classification: DS63.2.G7 F76 2009
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    Edition statement
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    21 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    David Fromkin is a professor at Boston University and the author of several acclaimed books of nonfiction, including "The King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt""and Edward the Seventh, Secret Partners." He lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    "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"