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Empire Of Sand
by Walter Reid
At the end of the First World War the modern Middle East was created by Britain and France, who carved up the old Ottoman possessions with scant regard for the wishes of those who lived there. Frontiers were devised and alien dynasties imposed on the populations as arbitrarily as in mediaeval times. It was destined from the outset to failure. Promises had been made to the ...more
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Birlinn
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