Reviews

  • Thrilling, superb, and colourful, Eugene Rogan's Fall of the Ottomans is brilliant storytelling. Filled with flamboyant characters, impeccable scholarship that illuminates the neglected Near Eastern theater of WWI - showing how the Ottomans managed to perform unexpectedly well against the allies - and revelatory analysis that explains the modern Mideast, The Fall of the Ottomans is truly essential but also truly exciting reading

    Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • A vivid account of the fighting that led to the fall of one of the world's great empires

    Roger Owen, Professor Emeritus of Middle East History, Harvard University
  • Eugene Rogan has written a meticulously researched, panoramic, and engrossing history of the final years of the Ottoman Empire. This book is essential reading for understanding the evolution of the modern Middle East and the root causes of nearly all the conflicts that now plague the area. An altogether splendid work of historical writing

    Ali Allawi (author of The Occupation of Iraq)
  • An excellent historian who does a fine job. Impressively sound and fair-minded

    Max Hastings, Sunday Times
  • A timely and capacious history... compelling and brilliant

    Jeremy Seal, Sunday Telegraph
  • Remarkably readable, judicious and well-researched

    Mark Mazower, Financial Times
  • About the sad end of dreams of empire, a subject that was not represented accurately in my high school textbooks back in Istanbul.

    Orhan Pamuk

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