The fall of the ottomans,Eugene Rogan

isbn: 9781846144387 deals with the hidden wars or unknown battles of world war one.  It is strangely prescient as in under a hundred years aberrations like Yugoslavia have disappeared and there is war in the middle east much like in 1914.

public schoolboys onlyThe book is a bit woolly and gets around but once your over the Gallipoli thing points out a few truths about the arab’s that make them look unwise and untrustworthy.  I don’t think this book is available to be bought in Turkey either.

As to the present state of the middle east, well its been seen and done before but nobody in the western foreign ministries seems to want to read about it.

5/5 bananas.

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