> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 28 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781846144394
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920


Formats & editions


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 . . .

  • Pub date: 28 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9781846144394
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

Also by Eugene Rogan

See all

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


Related titles