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Description - Kingmakers by Shareen Blair Brysac

Kingmakers is the story of how the modern 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. As a bonus, we meet 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 of London to attempt a regime change in the gold-rich Transvaal. The narrative is character-driven, and the aim is to restore to life the colorful figures who for good or ill gave us the Middle East in which Americans are enmeshed today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393061994
ISBN-10: 039306199X
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 168mm x 35mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Shareen Blair Brysac

Shareen Blair Brysac, formerly a prize-winning documentary producer at CBS News, is the author of Resisting Hitler and co-author of Tournament of Shadows and Kingmakers with Karl E. Meyer. The couple lives in New York and Weston, Connecticut. Karl E. Meyer has written extensively on foreign affairs as a staff member of the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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