Setting the Desert on Fire (BOK)

James Barr

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It is 1916. The Allies are struggling in the Great War. The Ottoman Sultan calls for a pan-Islamic jihad against all non-Muslims except Germans. But Sharif Husein, ruler of the holy city of Mecca, is smarting under Turkish rule, fomenting Arab nationalism and lobbying the British to support him. It seems to the British a good idea secretly to encourage an Arab revolt. "Setting the Desert on Fire" is a masterly account of this key moment made legendary by T. E. Lawrence, but here filled with a wide range of characters including the British Prime Minister Lloyd George, whose desire to capture 'Jerusalem by Christmas' had consequences that reverberate to this day.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter James Barr
Forlag
Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 9780747585534
Antall sider 384 Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 20cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 320 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd