Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922 - The Destruction of Islam's City of Tolerance by Giles Milton
Published by Sceptre on 2008
Genres: Middle East, Military, World War I
Len's Summary: Smyrna was a multi-ethnic home to a cosmopolitan population and bastion of Greek and Christian civilization. When the Turks drive Greek forces out of Smyrna (now Ismir) some 100 thousand were killed. This book presents a timely reminder of the appalling cost of (in this case Greek) expansionist political ambitions as the victorious Allies carved up The Ottoman Empire with varying degrees of success.