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

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Terrific book, beautifully written. The only book I've read with a focus on what the Germans and Turks were up to during the First World War in the Middle East - and which was the focus of John Buchan ... Read full review

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

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This proved to be a tough read. Loaded with facts and discussing events and places of which I had little previous knowledge. However, it opened so many new doors for me and helped me to understand a lot of things a little better. Excellent. Well worth the effort. Read full review

About the author (2010)

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

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