Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East by Karl Ernest Meyer, Shareen Blair Brysac
on June 9th 2008
Genres: History, Middle East, General
Len's Summary: A survey history of the evolution of the modern Middle East beginning in 1882, extending though two world wars and the Cold War, told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. A synthesis rather than original research, but nonetheless a good foundation for understanding the region today.