Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain’s Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918

Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain’s Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain's Secret War in Arabia, 1916-1918 by James Barr
ISBN: 9780393335279
on July 6th 2009
Genres: History, Europe, Great Britain, Middle East, General, Military, World War I
Pages: 382

Len's Summary: Barr makes the point that the British were no more duplicitous that the Arabs, many of whose leaders (Hussein for example) maintained open lines of communications to the Turks up to the end of the war. Absent a unified Arab national movement, the British and French — the author argues — had no choice but to assume responsibility for the former Ottoman provinces.

A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East

A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle EastA Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East by James Barr
ISBN: 9781847394576
Published by Simon & Schuster on April 26th 2012
Genres: History, General, Middle East
Pages: 454

Len's Summary: Starting with the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916, the author traces Anglo-French rivalries in and around the Levant through the 1940s.