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History for our time.,
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This review is from: Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Ala Notable Books for Adults) (Hardcover)
Is there anyone not interested in "the Middle-East situation" in the 21st century, and understanding how it arose out of the post-colonial 20th century? A refreshing read from a current journalistic perspective. Sufficiently free from any debunking agenda, that even through the complex and conflicted motives and actions of the many parties involved a little heroism shines through. That coupled with Scott Anderson's witty delivery, despite the far-reaching seriousness of the subject matter, ensures it nevertheless reads like a good yarn, or rather three intertwined yarns. Stories anyone with an opinion on mid-east politics should know.
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Initial post: 4 Mar 2014 10:32:39 GMT
Dr Robert M Bruce-Chwatt says:
There is no mention of any illustrations or maps.
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