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  • Published: 28 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781846144394
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $29.99
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The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920



Eugene Rogan's remarkable book recreates one of the most important but poorly understood fronts of the First World War. For four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the most powerful states in Europe as well as ruler of the Middle East. By 1914 it had been drastically weakened and circled by numerous predators waiting to finish it off.

Eugene Rogan's remarkable book recreates one of the most important but poorly understood fronts of the First World War. For four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the most powerful states in Europe as well as ruler of the Middle East. By 1914 it had been drastically weakened and circled by numerous predators waiting to finish it off. Following the Ottoman decision to join the First World War on the side of the Central Powers, the British, French and Russians hatched a plan to finish the Ottomans off: an ambitious and unprecedented invasion of Gallipoli . . .

  • Published: 28 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781846144394
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $29.99
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Praise for The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920

Compelling and brilliant

Sunday Telegraph

Thrilling, superb, and colourful . . . Filled with flamboyant characters, impeccable scholarship that illuminates the neglected Near Eastern theatre of WWI and revelatory analysis that explains the modern Mideast, The Fall of the Ottomans is truly essential but also truly exciting reading

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Gripping . . . this is an extraordinary tale

Bruce Clark, The New York Times Book Review

This timely and important work restores the Middle East to its rightful place in the history of the Great War

Margaret MacMillan, author of The War That Ended Peace

An excellent historian

Max Hastings, Sunday Times

A timely history of the Ottoman war that, refreshingly, places Turks, Arabs and the Armenian genocide at its centre

Christopher de Bellaigue, Guardian

Masterly, meticulously researched, panoramic and engrossing . . . a historian of the first rank

Ali A. Allawi, Spectator

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