Lords of the Desert

Lords of the Desert

An authoritative history of how the U.S. supplanted Great Britain as the preeminent power in the Middle East

We usually assume that Arab nationalism brought about the end of the British Empire in the Middle East-that Gamal Abdel Nasser and other Arab leaders led popular uprisings against colonial rule that forced the overstretched British from the region.

In Lords of the Desert, historian James Barr draws on newly declassified archives to argue instead that the United… (more)

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Publisher: Basic Books (September 11, 2018)

Collection: Basic Books

Page count: 432 pages

Language: English


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