David Fromkin


Born
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The United States
August 27, 1932

Died
June 10, 2017

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David Fromkin is a noted author, lawyer, and historian, best known for his historical account on the Middle East, A Peace to End All Peace (1989), in which he recounts the role European powers played between 1914 and 1922 in creating the modern Middle East. The book was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Fromkin has written seven books in total, with his most recent in 2004, Europe's Last Summer: Who Started The Great War in 1914?
A graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Law School, he is University Professor, Professor of History, International Relations, and Law at Boston University, where he was also the Director of The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of
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“إن الأفكار الساسية الأوربية تعتبر فى بقية العالم من الأمور المسلم بها فلا يناقشها أحد، ولكن واحد على الأقل من هذه الأفكار هو الإيمان المعاصر بحكومة مدنية علمانية، يعتبر عقيدة غريبة عن منطقة معظم سكانها ولمدة تربو على الألف عام أكدوا ايمانهم بشريعة دينية تحكم كل جوانب الحياة ومن ضمنها الحكومة والسياسة”
David Fromkin

“Decisions, by all accounts, including those of the participants, were made with little knowledge of, or concern for, the lands and peoples about which and whom the decisions were being made.”
David Fromkin, A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

“By the time that the war came to an end, British society was generally inclined to reject the idealistic case for imperialism (that it would extend the benefits of advanced civilization to a backward region) as quixotic, and the practical case for it (that it would be of benefit to Britain to expand her empire) as untrue.”
David Fromkin, A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

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Theodore Roosevelt Poll:

It appears that by the end of the President's Poll that Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt were tied. Then somehow after we had voted on the Thomas Jefferson book, Teddy pulled ahead!!

So now we have to make it up to all of the Theodore Roosevelt voters and a book by or about Theodore Roosevelt will be our next Presidential Series selection.

This selection will begin on June 1, 2010 and will continue for three months (June, July and August). This discussion will be led by Bryan. Bryan has an extraordinary background and will be a great moderator to lead this discussion. He and Joe now share the responsibilities for the Presidential Series reads and will be alternating book discussions. They are both Assisting Moderators for the Presidential Series.

We have added all of the books nominated on the Theodore Roosevelt thread. However, if you do not see your favorite book on this list; then just comment or pop me a note and I will immediately add it to this poll.

You can always change your vote at any time; so nothing is lost. Some of the TR books deal with only a certain period of his life, one is multi-volume (the Morris books - I have added both separately), some deal with other founding fathers too; some are all encompassing, others deal with specific events in TR's life or presidency and others are by the man, himself.

Before making your selection, please try to look up your choice and make sure it really is a book you are interested in; do not be lured in by the title. Also, check out the author and what others have said about the book before you (reviewers who you trust). Then of course, make your selection.

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The Next Best Boo...: This topic has been closed to new comments. The Title Game 20277 14214 May 30, 2013 12:53PM  
The History Book ...: BIBLIOGRAPHY - EISENHOWER IN WAR AND PEACE 35 39 Feb 21, 2015 06:59AM  
The History Book ...: SECOND WORLD WAR - THE LIBERATION TRILOGY - GLOSSARY - PART THREE ~ (SPOILER THREAD) 54 155 Feb 21, 2015 10:26AM  
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