• RRP: £9.99
  • You Save: £3.38 (34%)
FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
A Line in the Sand: Brita... has been added to your Basket
+ £3.29 delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by WeBuyBooks
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: UK Expedited shipping available on this item for 4.99. Fast shipping. Excellent Customer Feedback.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East Paperback – 26 Apr 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars 222 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Hardcover
£27.16
Paperback
£6.61
£5.32 £1.99
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover


Frequently bought together

  • A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East
  • +
  • Lords of the Desert: Britain's Struggle with America to Dominate the Middle East
Total price: £18.40
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Only on Amazon: One product for every need Only on Amazon: New Releases


Product details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition (26 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781847394576
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847394576
  • ASIN: 1847394574
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 222 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

'With superb research and telling quotations, Barr has skewered the whole shabby story...The convulsion of that fateful line in the sand are still being felt today - not only in the Middle East, but throughout the world'  (Michael Binyon The Times)

'Racy... [Barr] is right to assert that few British readers grasp the ferocity of Anglo-French antagonism in the Levant'  (Max Hastings Sunday Times)

'One of the unexpected responses to reading this masterful study is amazement at the efforts the British and French each put into undermining each other' (The Spectator)

'The very grubby coalface of foreign policy...I found the entire book most horribly addictive'  (Independent)

'Lively and entertaining. He has scoured the diplomatic archives and has come up with a rich hail that brings his narrative to life' (Financial Times)

'James Barr's history of imperial machinations in the Middle East offers a revelatory slant on the continuing crisis in that area... an outstanding piece of research and a damning take on what stoked current Middle Eastern woes' (Metro)

'James Barr has succeeded better than any author before him in telling the fascinating story of Anglo-French rivalries in the modern Middle East... Outstanding' (Eugene Rogan, author of 'The Arabs: A History)

'The book resembles a gripping spy thriller...an expertly researched and authoritative book that is easy to read' (Military Times)

'Barr is particularly good at identifying and portraying officials and agents engaged in these tit-for-tat reprisals that blurred the distinction between patriotism and crime' (Literary Review)

'Engaging and well-researched... James Barr's lively account provides some quite astounding sketches of bluster, bickering and bravado'  (BBC History Magazine)

About the Author

James Barr has worked in politics, at the Daily Telegraph, in the City, at the British Embassy in Paris, and is currently a visiting fellow at King's College, London. He read modern history at Oxford has travelled widely in the Middle East. His previous book, A Line in the Sand, is also available from Simon & Schuster. He lives with his wife and two children in south London.


222 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

Showing 1-5 of 222 reviews

TOP 1000 REVIEWER
24 May 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
42 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
28 May 2017
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
28 November 2016
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
5 November 2017
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
25 October 2016
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: east london

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?