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Barr, James 1976-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 58 publications in 3 languages and 2,317 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by James Barr
Setting the desert on fire : T.E. Lawrence and Britain's secret war in Arabia, 1916-1918 by James Barr( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During World War I, the region now known as the Middle East was a turbulent, violent zone, as warring Western powers scrabbled for resources and influence while the locals--the Arabs and the Turks of the Ottoman Empire--fought their own battles and found their own allies"--Inside cover
A line in the sand : the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948 by James Barr( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses recently declassified French and British government documents to describe how the two countries secretly divided the Middle East during World War I and the effect these mandates had on local Arabs and Jews
A line in the sand : Britain, France and the struggle for the mastery of the Middle East by James Barr( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers - including T.E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle - 'A Line in the Sand' tells the story of the short but crucial era when Britain and France ruled the Middle East
The Bow Group : a history by James Barr( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julian Critchley's assessment has been confirmed time and again since the Bow Group was founded in 1951 with the aim, in the words of one of its founders, of 'acting as a stimulus to the Conservative Party and providing an effective counter to "intellectual" Socialism and the Fabian Society.' Geoffrey Howe, David Howell, John MacGregor, Leon Brittan, Norman Lamont, Michael Howard and Peter Lilley all reached Conservative cabinets by way of chairmanship of the Group, and the importance of this highly influential Conservative think tank - founded long before the term 'think tank' had entered common currency - continues to reverberate around the corridors of power." "James Barr's extensively researched and entertaining account of the Bow Group's first fifty years charts its history from the first meeting at the Bow and Bromley Conservative Club in February 1951 - when Geoffrey Howe, William Rees-Mogg and Norman St. John Stevas were among the first participants - through increasing significance as those early members reached positions of influence in national politics, to its current place in Tory thinking."--BOOK JACKET
Lords of the desert: the battle between the United States and Great Britain for supremacy in the modern Middle East by James Barr( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using newly declassified records and long-forgotten memoirs, including the diaries of a key British spy, James Barr tears up the conventional interpretation of this era in the Middle East, vividly portraying the tensions between London and Washington, and shedding an uncompromising light on the murkier activities of a generation of American and British diehards in the region, from the battle of El Alamein in 1942 to Britain's abandonment of Aden in 1967. Reminding us that the Middle East has always served as the arena for great power conflict, this is the tale of an internecine struggle in which Britain would discover that her most formidable rival was the ally she had assumed would be her closest friend." -- provided by publisher
Une ligne dans le sable : le conflit franco-britannique qui façonna le Moyen-Orient by James Barr( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A line in the sand : Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East by James Barr( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lords of the desert : Britain's struggle with America to dominate the Middle East by James Barr( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une ligne dans le sable le conflit franco-britannique qui façonna le Moyen-Orient by James Barr( )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting the desert on fire : T.E. Lawrence and Britain's secret war in Arabia, 1916-1918 by James Barr( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This volume] combine[s] tale of how the mercurial Lawrence of Arabia changed the Middle East forever. It was T. E. Lawrence's classic Seven Pillars of Wisdom that made the Arab Revolt a legend and helped turn the British intelligence officer into the mythical "Lawrence of Arabia." But the intrigue behind the revolt and its startling consequences for the present-day Middle East have remained a mystery for nearly one hundred years. [In the volume, the author] spent four years trawling declassified archives in Europe and crossing the hostile deserts of the Middle East to re-create the revolt as the international drama it really was. [It offers the] cast of Arab sheiks, British and French soldiers, spies, and diplomats come together in this gripping narrative of political maneuvering, guerrilla warfare, and imperial greed. [This volume is an] account of a key moment in the history of the Middle East, and a portrait of Lawrence himself that is bright, nuanced, and full of fresh insights into the true nature of the master mythmaker.-http://www.booksinprint.com
Setting the desert on fire by James Barr( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"It is 1916. The Allies are struggling in the Great War. The Ottoman Sultan calls for a pan-Islamic jihad against all non-Muslims except Germans. But Sharif Husein, ruler of the holy city of Mecca, is smarting under Turkish rule, fomenting Arab nationalism and lobbying the British to support him. It seems to the British a good idea secretly to encourage an Arab revolt. Setting the Desert on Fire is a masterly account of this key moment made legendary by T.E. Lawrence, but here filled with a wide range of characters including the British Prime Minister Lloyd George, whose desire to capture `Jerusalem by Christmas' had consequences that reverberate to this day."
 
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A line in the sand : the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948
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A line in the sand : the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948A line in the sand : Britain, France and the struggle for the mastery of the Middle EastThe Bow Group : a historyA line in the sand : Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East
Alternative Names
Barr, Alexander James 1976-

James Barr britischer Historiker (Neuere Geschichte)

James Barr British historian

James Barr Brits historicus van de moderne tijd

James Barr historiador británico

בר, ג'ימס, 1976-

Languages
English (53)

French (4)

Hebrew (1)