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A line in the sand : the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948

Author: James Barr
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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It was the middle of the first world war. Two men--one a visionary British politician (Mark Sykes), the other a veteran French diplomat (Francois Georges-Picot)--secretly drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier. Territory north of this stark divide would go to France; land south of it, to Britain. Against the odds their pact survived to form the basis for the postwar division of the
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Mark Sykes; François Georges-Picot; François Georges-Picot; Mark Sykes; Mark Sykes; François Georges-Picot
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Barr
ISBN: 9780393070651 0393070654 9780393344257 0393344258
OCLC Number: 738350032
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2011 under the title A line in the sand : Britain, France, and the struggle for the mastery of the Middle East"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 450 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part One: The Carve-Up, 1915-1919. Very Practical Politics ; Monsieur Picot ; Enter T.E. Lawrence ; Allenby's Man ; I Want Mosul ; Deadlock --
Part Two: Interwar Tensions, 1920-1939. The Crusader ; Revolt in Iraq ; The Best and Cheapest Solution ; The Druze Revolt ; The Crushing of the Druzes ; The Pipeline ; Revenge! Revenge! ; Fighting Terror with Terror ; Placating the Arabs --
Part Three: The Secret War, 1940-1945. A King in Exile ; A Squalid Episode ; Completely Intransigent, Extremely Rude ; Envoy Extraordinary ; Dirty Work ; Another Fashoda ; Friends in Need ; Trop de Zèle ; The Murder of Lord Moyne --
Part Four: Exit, 1945-1949. Time to Call the Shots ; Got to Think Again ; The American League for a Free Palestine ; French and Zionist Intrigues ; Last Post --
Epilogue: A Settling of Scores.
Responsibility: James Barr.

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