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  • There are many histories of World War One; few are as important or as readable as this one

    Walter Russell Mead
  • It is an enormous story, and McMeekin is a worthy chronicler of it ... The Ottoman Endgame is the most satisfactory and thought-through of the recent books on the subject that I have seen

    Norman Stone
  • A wry, delightful book, which fills in a neglected face of the war and traces the emergence of the modern Middle East

    Geoffrey Wawro
  • A tour de force

    Philip Mansel
  • Masterful and sympathetic ... superb

    Charles King, Literary Review
  • Original and passionately written

  • A marvellous exposition of the historian's art

    Christopher de Bellaigue, Guardian
  • This readable, much-praised and opinionated work chronicles the Ottomans' entry into the war on Germany's side, its eventual defeat and its final dismemberment

    Gerard Russell, The Times
  • A well-timed, well-researched exploration of the empire whose dissolution continues to complicate making sense of the contemporary Middle East. Herein are explanations of how modern Turkey, Iraq, and Syria came to be, as well as how the division of the rest of the region affected its future. Scholars and practitioners alike will benefit from reading it

    Henry Kissinger

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