9781597974967-159797496X-Shadow of the Sultan's Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

Shadow of the Sultan's Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

ISBN-13: 9781597974967
ISBN-10: 159797496X
Edition: First
Author: Butler, Daniel Allen
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: POTOMAC BOOKS
Format: Hardcover 302 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781597974967
ISBN-10: 159797496X
Edition: First
Author: Butler, Daniel Allen
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: POTOMAC BOOKS
Format: Hardcover 302 pages

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Acknowledged authors Butler, Daniel Allen wrote Shadow of the Sultan's Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East comprising 302 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 159797496X and 9781597974967. Since then Shadow of the Sultan's Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The history of the Ottoman Empire spanned more than seven centuries. At the height of its power, it stretched over three continents and produced marvels of architecture, literature, science, and warfare. When it fell, its collapse redrew the map of the world and changed the course of history. Shadow of the Sultan’s Realm is the story of the empire’s dissolution during a tumultuous period that climaxed in the First World War. In its telling are battles and campaigns that have become the stuff of legend—Gallipoli, Kut, Beersheeba—waged by men who have become larger than life: Enver Bey, the would-be patriot who was driven more by ambition than by wisdom; T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”), the enigmatic leader of an irregular war against the Turks; Aaron Aaronsohn, the Jewish botanist-turned-spy who deceived his Turkish and British allies with equal facility; David Lloyd George, the prime minister for whom power meant everything, integrity nothing; Mehmet Talaat, who gave the orders that began the Armenian massacres; Winston Churchill, who created a detailed plan for the Gallipoli campaign, which should have been the masterstroke of the Great War; Mustafa Kemal, a gifted soldier who would become a revolutionary politician and earn the name Atatürk; Arthur Balfour, the British foreign secretary who would promise anything to anyone; and Edmund Allenby, the general who failed in the trench warfare of the western front but fought brilliantly in Palestine. Daniel Allen Butler weaves the stories of the men and the events that propelled them into a compelling narrative of the death of an empire. Its legacy is the cauldron of the modern Middle East.

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