Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the US and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East

Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the US and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East

An authoritative history of how the U.S. supplanted Great Britain as the preeminent power in the Middle East We usually assume that Arab nationalism brought about the end of the British Empire in the Middle East-that Gamal Abdel Nasser and other Arab leaders led popular uprisings against colonial rule that forced the overstretched British from the region. In Lords of the Des An authoritative history of how the U.S. supplanted Great Britain as the preeminent power in the Middle East W...

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Title:Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the US and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East
Author:James Barr
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Genres:History
ISBN:Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the US and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the US and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East Reviews

  • Tariq Mahmood
    Apr 29, 2019
    For anyone questioning why Britain and USA are blamed for the current state of anarchy in the Middle East, please read on. We have a saying in Urdu which roughly translates to, the ant will always suffer when caught between two elephants fighting. The Americans and the British have ves...
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    Mar 16, 2019
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  • Chris Brooks
    Feb 02, 2019
    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...
  • Emmanuel Gustin
    Apr 14, 2019
    A sequel of sorts to "A Line in the Sand", Barr's earlier book about the Sykes-Picot agreement and the Franco-British rivalry in the middle east, this book carries the subtitle "Britain's struggle with America to dominate the Middle East". That subtitle is a bit misleading. I don't kno...
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    Apr 03, 2019
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  • Michael Griswold
    Sep 21, 2018
    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...
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    Nov 28, 2018
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  • Nick Pengelley
    Jan 20, 2019
    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...
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    Mar 27, 2019
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    Sep 12, 2018
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    May 20, 2019
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    Dec 16, 2018
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  • Fiddlypb
    May 27, 2019
    Fascinating modern history of the Middle East - quite complex and difficult to keep up with all the names. ...
  • Nadim Karmoussa
    Jan 14, 2019
    "????? ???????" ?????? ??? ??? ???? ???? "?? ?? ?????" ???? ????? ??? (James Barr) ?? ????? ?????? "????? ???????" (Lords of the Desert) ??? ??? ??????: ??????? ???? ???? ????...
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    Feb 24, 2019
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    Apr 06, 2019
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    Dec 18, 2018
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  • Max Hellicar
    Sep 13, 2018
    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...
  • John Payne
    Nov 07, 2018
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  • Fran
    Mar 14, 2019
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  • Jane
    Nov 12, 2018
    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...
  • Mauricio Santoro
    Sep 13, 2018
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  • Ali Hashem
    Nov 15, 2018
    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...
  • Pete Kell
    Dec 04, 2018
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  • Samantha
    Jan 20, 2019
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  • Erik Rostad
    May 29, 2019
    Astonishing record of the political machinations of the British and Americans in the Middle East and how that has played out to what we see in the daily news to this day. ...
  • Matthew
    Apr 28, 2019
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  • Julian Lloyd
    Feb 20, 2019
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    Mar 06, 2019
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  • Philip Gross
    Dec 18, 2018
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