Kingmakers : the invention of the modern Middle East

Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac

Tracing today's troubles back to the imperial overreach of Great Britain and the United States, "Kingmakers" is the story of how the Middle East came to be, told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. Some are famous (Lawrence of Arabia and Gertrude Bell); others infamous (Harry St John Philby, father of Kim); some forgotten (Sir Mark Sykes, Israel's godfather, and A.T. Wilson, the territorial creator of Iraq); some controversial (the CIA's Miles Copeland and the Pentagon's Paul Wolfowitz). All helped enthrone rulers in a region whose very name is an Anglo-American invention. Here is the British Empire's power couple, Lord and Lady Lugard (Flora Shaw): she named Nigeria, he ruled it; she used the power of "The Times" to attempt a regime change in the Transvaal. The character-driven narrative restores to life the colourful figures who gave us the Middle East in which we are enmeshed today.

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書名 Kingmakers : the invention of the modern Middle East
著作者等 Brysac, Shareen Blair
Meyer, Karl Ernest
Meyer Karl E.
出版元 W.W. Norton & Co.
刊行年月 c2008
版表示 1st ed
ページ数 507 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9780393061994
NCID BA8814487X
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国