The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power

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Harvard University Press, Sep 15, 2010 - History - 460 pages
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The modern Middle East was forged in the crucible of the First World War, but few know the full story of how war actually came to the region. As Sean McMeekin reveals in this startling reinterpretation of the war, it was neither the British nor the French but rather a small clique of Germans and Turks who thrust the Islamic world into the conflict for their own political, economic, and military ends.

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User Review  - PCorrigan - LibraryThing

My Amazon Review: Not being a professional historian as some of the more negative reviewers seem to be I cannot comment accurately on some of the more intense criticisms. Overall I thought it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - xuebi - LibraryThing

The Middle Eastern theatre of World War One is rather infrequently encountered (unless one is reading Lawrence of Arabia), even more so when it concerns the perspective of the Germans and Ottomans ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Sean McMeekin is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University in Turkey.

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