Year of the Locust: A Soldier’s Diary and the Erasure of Palestine’s Ottoman Past by Salim Tamari, Ihsan Salih Turjman
Published by University of California Press on September 1st 2011
Genres: General, Middle East, Turkey & Ottoman Empire
Len's Summary: The diaries of an Ottoman soldier from Jerusalem trace the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire from a Palestinian point of view. The authors’ introduction places the events of 1914-1917 including Ottoman military defeats and expulsion from Palestine in a larger context of change accelerated by war.