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A Peace To End All Peace by David Fromkin
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Feb 01, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: 20th-century-history, diplomacy
Read in January, 2005

My very favorite book of diplomatic history; a fascinating and utterly disheartening account of how European realpolitik during an after World War I created the lasting mess that is the contemporary Middle East. John LeCarre and Graham Greene can write page-turners about the maneuverings of mid-level functionaries, but I never would have believed an historian could do it until I read Fromkin. An honest-to-God masterpiece and a book everyone with an interest in the world's current woes should read.

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