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The Ottoman endgame : war, revolution, and the making of the modern Middle East, 1908-1923

Author: Sean McMeekin
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Press, an imprint of Random House LLC, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between 1911 and 1923, a series of wars--chief among them World War I--would engulf the Ottoman Empire and its successor states. It is a story we think we know well, but as Sean McMeekin shows us in this revelatory new history, we know far less than we think. Drawing from his years of ground-breaking research in newly opened Ottoman and Russian archives, The Ottoman Endgame brings to light the entire strategic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean McMeekin
ISBN: 9781594205323 1594205329 9780143109808 0143109804
OCLC Number: 900623975
Description: xx, 550 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introdution: The Sykes-Picot myth and the modern Middle East --
Prologue: September 7, 1876 --
Part I: The sick man of Europe --
The sick patient --
Radical surgery: the young Turks --
The jackals pounce --
Searching for an ally --
Part II: The War of 1914: Turkey plays its hand --
Manna from Mars: the arrival of SMS Goeben --
The battle for Ottoman belligerence --
Basra, Sarıkamış, and Suez --
Dardanelles --
Gallipoli --
Massacre in Turkish Armenia --
A cold winter for the British Empire --
Erzurum and Kut --
Double bluff: Ottoman holy war and Arab revolt --
Russia's moment --
Turning the Arabs --
Brest-Litovsk: the poisoned chalice --
Part III: Death and rebirth --
Mudros --
Sèvres --
Sakarya --
Smyrna --
Lausanne and the Ottoman legacy.
Responsibility: Sean McMeekin.

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