The Berlin-Baghdad Express PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Berlin-Baghdad Express free pdf The modern Middle East was forged in the crucible of the First World War, but few know the full story of how war actually came to the region. As Sean McMeekin reveals in this startling reinterpretation of the war, it was neither the British nor the French but rather a small clique of Germans and Turks who thrust the Islamic world into the conflict for their own political, economic, and military ends. "The Berlin-Baghdad Express" tells the fascinating story of how Germany exploited Ottoman pan-Islamism in order to destroy the British Empire, then the largest Islamic power in the world. Meanwhile the Young Turks harnessed themselves to German military might to avenge Turkey's hereditary enemy, Russia. Told from the perspective of the key decision-makers on the Turco-German side, many of the most consequential events of World War I - Turkey's entry into the war, Gallipoli, the Armenian massacres, the Arab revolt, and the Russian Revolution - are illuminated as never before. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, McMeekin forces us to re-examine Western interference in the Middle East and its lamentable results. It is an epic tragicomedy of unintended consequences, as Turkish nationalists give Russia the war it desperately wants, jihad begets an Islamic insurrection in Mecca, German sabotage plots upend the Tsar delivering Turkey from Russia's yoke, and German Zionism midwifes the Balfour Declaration. All along, the story is interwoven with the drama surrounding German efforts to complete the Berlin to Baghdad railway, the weapon designed to win the war and assure German hegemony over the Middle East.

About Sean McMeekin

Sean McMeekin is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University in Turkey.

Details Book

Author : Sean McMeekin
Publisher : The Belknap Press
Data Published : 14 February 2011
ISBN : 0674058534
EAN : 9780674058538
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 496 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Berlin-Baghdad Express



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Berlin-Baghdad Express free pdfThe Berlin-Baghdad Express

    The modern Middle East was forged in the crucible of the First World War. and McMeekin reveals in this startling reinterpretation. it was neither the British nor the French but rather a small clique of Germans and Turks who thrust the Islamic world into the conflict for their own political..


  • The Berlin-Baghdad Express free pdfThe Berlin-Baghdad Express

    '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..


  • Islamic State free pdfIslamic State

    The world is watching Islamic State's lightning advance through Syria to the gates of Baghdad. For the third time in fifteen years. the US risks being drawn into another war in the Middle East despite its experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq..


  • Saving Zasha free pdfSaving Zasha

    World War II has just ended when Mikhail finds a dying man and his German shepherd. Zasha. in the woods. It's dangerous -- some say traitorous -- to own a German dog after Germany attacked Russia..


  • The Military History of the Modern Middle East free pdfThe Military History of the Modern Middle East

    No area of the world has been more involved in military matters during the last half century than has the Middle East. The region has seen seven Arab-Israeli wars- three wars involving Iraq and two more in Afghanistan- as well as civil wars in Lebanon..


  • The Berlin-Baghdad Express free pdfThe Berlin-Baghdad Express

    Kobo Download Books. The modern Middle East was forged in the crucible of the First World War, but few know the full story of how war actually came to the region. As Sean McMeekin reveals in this star