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This is the first time an author has woven the entire epic together from start to finish - and it will cause many readers to fundamentally re-evaluate their understanding of the conflict.

Author: Sean McMeekin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780718199722

Category: History

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'An outstanding history ... one of the best writers on the First World War' Simon Sebag Montefiore Shortlisted for the Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature The Ottoman Endgame is the first, and definitive, single-volume history of the Ottoman empire's agonising war for survival. Beginning with Italy's invasion of Ottoman Tripoli in September 1911, the Empire was in a permanent state of emergency, with hardly a frontier not under direct threat. Assailed by enemies on all sides, the Empire-which had for generations been assumed to be a rotten shell-proved to be strikingly resilient, beating off major attacks at Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia before finally being brought down in the general ruin of the Central Powers in 1918. As the Europeans planned to partition all its lands between them and with even Istanbul seemingly helpless in the face of the triumphant Entente, an absolutely unexpected entity emerged: modern Turkey. Under the startling genius of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a powerful new state emerged from the Empire's fragments. This is the first time an author has woven the entire epic together from start to finish - and it will cause many readers to fundamentally re-evaluate their understanding of the conflict. The consequences, well into the 21st century, could not have been more momentous - with countries as various as Serbia, Greece, Libya, Armenia, Iraq and Syria still living with them.
2015-10-13 By Sean McMeekin

Ottoman waters within twenty-four hours, or be disarmed. The grand vizier, as we have seen, had already planned his response. On Tuesday, August 11, Said Halim Pasha publicly announced that the Ottoman government had “bought” the Goeben ...

Author: Sean McMeekin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698410060

Category: History

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An astonishing retelling of twentieth-century history from the Ottoman perspective, delivering profound new insights into World War I and the contemporary Middle East Between 1911 and 1922, a series of wars would engulf the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, in which the central conflict, of course, is World War I—a story we think we know well. As Sean McMeekin shows us in this revelatory new history of what he calls the “wars of the Ottoman succession,” we know far less than we think. The Ottoman Endgame brings to light the entire strategic narrative that led to an unstable new order in postwar Middle East—much of which is still felt today. The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East draws from McMeekin’s years of groundbreaking research in newly opened Ottoman and Russian archives. With great storytelling flair, McMeekin makes new the epic stories we know from the Ottoman front, from Gallipoli to the exploits of Lawrence in Arabia, and introduces a vast range of new stories to Western readers. His accounts of the lead-up to World War I and the Ottoman Empire’s central role in the war itself offers an entirely new and deeper vision of the conflict. Harnessing not only Ottoman and Russian but also British, German, French, American, and Austro-Hungarian sources, the result is a truly pioneering work of scholarship that gives full justice to a multitiered war involving many belligerents. McMeekin also brilliantly reconceives our inherited Anglo-French understanding of the war’s outcome and the collapse of the empire that followed. The book chronicles the emergence of modern Turkey and the carve-up of the rest of the Ottoman Empire as it has never been told before, offering a new perspective on such issues as the ethno-religious bloodletting and forced population transfers which attended the breakup of empire, the Balfour Declaration, the toppling of the caliphate, and the partition of Iraq and Syria—bringing the contemporary consequences into clear focus. Every so often, a work of history completely reshapes our understanding of a subject of enormous historical and contemporary importance. The Ottoman Endgame is such a book, an instantly definitive and thrilling example of narrative history as high art.
2015-10-13 By Sean McMeekin

86 McMeekin, The Ottoman Endgame, 35. 87 Berkes, The Development of Secularism in Turkey, 357. 88 McMeekin, The Ottoman Endgame, 45. 89 Edib, Memoirs, 258–9. 90 Ibid., 259. 91 Ibid., 260. 92 Sohrabi, Revolution and Constitutionalism in ...

Author: Christopher de Bellaigue

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448139675

Category: Religion

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2017 'An eye-opening, well-written and very timely book' Yuval Noah Harari 'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra 'It strikes a blow...for common humanity' Sunday Times The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise and adapt. Yet in this sweeping narrative and provocative retelling of modern history, Christopher de Bellaigue charts the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment – the social movements, reforms and revolutions that transfigured the Middle East from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Modern ideals and practices were embraced across the region, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from purdah and the development of democracy. The Islamic Enlightenment looks behind the sensationalist headlines in order to foster a genuine understanding of Islam and its relationship to the West. It is essential reading for anyone engaged in the state of the world today.
2017-02-23 By Christopher de Bellaigue

'Sean McMeekin has written a classic of First World War history .

Author: Sean McMeekin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141957296

Category: History

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'Sean McMeekin has written a classic of First World War history ... This superb and original book is the reality behind Greenmantle' Norman Stone The Berlin-Baghdad Express explores one of the big, previously unresearched subjects of the First World War: the German bid for world power - and the destruction of the British Empire - through the harnessing of the Ottoman Empire. McMeekin's book shows how incredibly high the stakes were in the Middle East - with the Germans in the tantalizing position of taking over the core of the British Empire via the extraordinary railway that would link Central Europe and the Persian Gulf. Germany sought the Ottoman Empire as an ally to create jihad against the British - whose Empire at the time was the largest Islamic power in the world. The Berlin-Baghdad Express is a fascinating account of western interference in the Middle East and its lamentable results. It explains and brings to life a massive area of fighting, which in most other accounts is restricted to the disaster at Gallipoli and the British invasions of Iraq and Palestine.
2010-06-24 By Sean McMeekin

THE OTTOMAN ENDGAME : War , Revolution , and Diplomats and geopolitical thinkers will achieve a the Making of the Modern Middle East , 1908-1923 greater understanding of the forces and complex Sean McMeekin , Penguin Press , New York ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210023915752

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Author: Richard Theodor Kusiolek

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781663204714

Category: Fiction

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It is an ancient time on Earth. The Korka Clan, led by a giant man, are generational members of the Stone Age tribe, Tiger Claw. As they begin a historical journey through seven portals of time, the clan has no idea of the challenges that lie ahead. As members of the Korka Clan obtain their warrior credentials through battles with the Mongols in 1237, their village is burned to the ground by the Mongol hordes. Over the next seven centuries, the Korka Clan must endure forced migration and slave labor while working communal agricultural lands. After they eventually resist, the clan becomes foundational pillars of kingship. Through the brutality of their historical roots, the family becomes immersed in rebellions against economic and religious exploitation while engaging in military espionage to gain economic and political security. As their journey leads them onward, the Korka Clan influence the outcome of battles that ultimately guide future generations into the country of Ukraine and Washington D.C. to neutralize the existing Deep State.
2020-08-06 By Richard Theodor Kusiolek

15 Adamov report on leaving Erzerum, 19 October/1 November 1914, in RGVIA, fond 2000, opis' 1, del' 3860, list' 613–14, quoted in McMeekin, The Ottoman Endgame, 147–8, 230. 16 Johannes Lepsius, Rapport secret sur les massacres d'Armenie ...

Author: James Robins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838607517

Category: Political Science

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On April 25th 1915, during the First World War, the famous Anzacs landed ashore at Gallipoli. At the exact same moment, leading figures of Armenian life in the Ottoman Empire were being arrested in vast numbers. That dark day marks the simultaneous birth of a national story – and the beginning of a genocide. When We Dead Awaken – the first narrative history of the Armenian Genocide in decades – draws these two landmark historical events together. James Robins explores the accounts of Anzac Prisoners of War who witnessed the genocide, the experiences of soldiers who risked their lives to defend refugees, and Australia and New Zealand's participation in the enormous post-war Armenian relief movement. By exploring the vital political implications of this unexplored history, When We Dead Awaken questions the national folklore of Australia, New Zealand, and Turkey – and the mythology of Anzac Day itself.
2020-11-12 By James Robins

Rogan, The Fall of the Ottomans, 309. ... McMeekin, The Ottoman Endgame, 286. Quataert, The Ottoman Empire, 61; Ian Black, “Middle East Still Rocking from First World War Pacts Made 100 Years Ago,” Guardian, December 30, 2015, ...

Author: Jay Sekulow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501141461

Category: Political Science

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Jay Sekulow tackles radical Islam head on in this revealing and informative book about the dangers the American way of life faces from Islamic Shariah.
2017-06-20 By Jay Sekulow

After the great war leader died in 1468 and Venice surrendered its last Albanian outposts to the Turks in 1479 , many Albanians converted to Islam , and they soon provided some of the Ottoman Empire's best troops against European foes .

Author: Elizabeth Pond

Publisher: Brookings Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015066733919

Category: Political Science

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Veteran journalist Pond asks, Can Europe tame the Balkans? She first describes the 1990s Yugoslav wars and the region's yearning to join the European Union. Exploring the premise that the Balkans should be treated as an integral part of today's Europe, she describes how the lure of EU membership is shaping the Balkans--and how Balkan developments are reshaping the EU. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and decades of experience as a foreign correspondent, Pond describes the political, economic, and ethnic challenges as each Balkan land seeks to vault from the 19th to the 21st century. Bulgaria, Romania, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, and Montenegro must all carry out painful reforms to qualify for EU membership by establishing democratic institutions, rule of law, and general tolerance. Pond examines the tension between these demands and traditional mindsets engendered by years of poverty, corruption, and chauvinism.--From publisher description.
2006 By Elizabeth Pond

Above all, Stalin's War uncovers the shocking details of how the US government (to the detriment of itself and its other allies) fuelled Stalin's war machine, blindly agreeing to every Soviet demand, right down to agents supplying details ...

Author: Sean McMeekin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241366455

Category: History

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'A terrific read ... McMeekin is a superb writer' David Aaronovitch, The Times 'Gripping, authoritative, accessible and always bracingly revisionist' Simon Sebag Montefiore 'Impressive ... A new look at the conflict, which poses new questions and provides new and often unexpected answers to the old ones' Serhii Plokhy, The Guardian In this remarkable, ground-breaking new book Sean McMeekin marks a generational shift in our view of Stalin as an ally in the Second World War. Stalin's only difference from Hitler, he argues, was that he was a successful murderous predator. With Hitler dead and the Third Reich in ruins, Stalin created an immense new Communist empire. Among his holdings were Czechoslovakia and Poland, the fates of which had first set the West against the Nazis and, of course, China and North Korea, the ramifications of which we still live with today. Until Barbarossa wrought a public relations miracle, turning him into a plucky ally of the West, Stalin had murdered millions, subverted every norm of international behaviour, invaded as many countries as Hitler had, and taken great swathes of territory he would continue to keep. In the larger sense the global conflict grew out of not only German and Japanese aggression but Stalin's manoeuvrings, orchestrated to provoke wars of attrition between the capitalist powers in Europe and in Asia. Throughout the war Stalin chose to do only what would benefit his own regime, not even aiding in the effort against Japan until the conflict's last weeks. Above all, Stalin's War uncovers the shocking details of how the US government (to the detriment of itself and its other allies) fuelled Stalin's war machine, blindly agreeing to every Soviet demand, right down to agents supplying details of the atomic bomb.
2021-04-08 By Sean McMeekin