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Sanusi's Little War: The Amazing Story of a Forgotten Conflict in the Western Desert, 1915-17 Hardcover – 9 May 2007


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  • Hardcover: 349 pages
  • Publisher: Arabian Publishing Ltd (9 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954479270
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954479275
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 17.1 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,155,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...Russell McGuirk's masterly study of the Sanusi campaign. The author provides the essential historical setting, the details of personalities, places and unfolding events, and the sympathetic understanding that this extraordinary but hitherto disregarded historical episode fully deserves...the author is to be congratulated on his choice of illustrations [and] the informative maps." - John Wright, The Maghreb Review, 2008 "Russell McGuirk provides a new level of detail, based on thorough research of the available sources...[He] tells a grand story well...[This book is] a much welcome addition to the literature of the First World War and its aftermath in the Middle East and North Africa." - Sean Kelly, Libyan Studies, 2007 "The author draws skilfully upon a wealth of primary sources both archival and oral in Arabic, English and German...The excellence of this history...lies in its intricate tapestry of detail concerning the setting and background to the conflict...In short, this is a well-told war story." - Jay Spaulding, Sudan Studies Association Bulletin, Sept. 2007

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Derek Williams on 14 Jun. 2012
I found this account to be a fascinating insight into political and military events that culminated in a brief conflict that had slipped into oblivion for almost a century. This illuminating study helps us to understand how the redrawing of the world's maps fomented the present ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
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