The Ottoman Endgame

The Ottoman Endgame

War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908-1923

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"Between 1911 and 1923, a series of wars-- chief among them World War I-- would engulf the Ottoman Empire and its successor states. It is a story we think we know well, but, as Sean McMeekin shows us in this revelatory new history, we know far less than we think. Drawing from his years of ground-breaking research in newly opened Ottoman and Russian archives, 'The Ottoman Endgame' brings to light the entire strategic narrative that led to an unstable new order in postwar Middle East-- much of which is still felt today"--P. [2] of cover.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781594205323
Branch Call Number: History 956.02 McM


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Apr 20, 2016

A good forensic account about how one of the last great empires collapsed - in part due to some spectacular military defeats after some brilliant wins, and in part due to the machinations of Britain, France and Russia who sought to share the spoils of the Arabian world when the Ottoman finally collapsed and modern day Turkey was born. Also gives some insights into a certain man who became known as Lawrence of Arabia. The book is written by an American who spent a great deal of his academic career in Turkey so is well placed to write the story. I enjoyed this book from front to back.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at PPL

To Top