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The man who created the Middle East : a story of empire, conflict and the Sykes-Picot agreement

Author: Christopher Simon Sykes
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the catastrophic British mishandling of the Middle East, told through the career of Sir Mark Sykes - Edwardian aristocrat, traveller, writer, politician and co-author of the infamous 1916 Sykes-Picot agreement, a shady deal between Entente powers to carve up the Middle East that lies at the heart of many of region's problems today. At the age of only 36 Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to a reviled and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Named Person: Mark Sykes; Mark Sykes; Mark Sykes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Simon Sykes
ISBN: 9780008121907 0008121907
OCLC Number: 964289367
Description: 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue: an exhumation --
The parents --
Trials and tribulations --
Through five Turkish provinces --
South Africa --
Coming of age --
Return to the East --
Family life --
A seat in the house --
War --
Kitchener and the Middle East --
The Sykes-Picot Agreement --
Zionism --
The Balfour Declaration --
Worked to death --
Epilogue: the legacy.
Responsibility: Christopher Simon Sykes.

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At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes' lively biography of his  Read more...

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`Christopher Sykes produces a warm portrait of his inventive, ebullient grandfather' Times Literary Supplement `[Christopher Simon Sykes] tells this story with gusto... put[s] a human face Read more...

 
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