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A Peace to End All Peace

The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and Creation of the Modern Middle East

By David Fromkin
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A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin

The Middle East today is a hotbed of violence and war. Whether the civil war in Syria or the intractable Arab-Israeli conflict, peace in the region seems a far-off dream. Yet how did the Middle East become so unstable? In A Peace to End All Peace (1989), you’ll learn that European colonial ambitions during World War I were the catalyst that led to today’s modern crises.

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“This book in blinks provides a comprehensive and compelling account of the recent history of the Middle East. It offers an interesting starting point for understanding the reasons behind current issues in the region.”

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  • Anyone interested in understanding the Middle East
  • Political junkies
  • Students of history or international relations

David Fromkin is Professor Emeritus in International Relations at Boston University. Before becoming a historian, he worked as a lawyer and political advisor. His many books include Europe’s Last Summer and The King and the Cowboy.

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