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The Fall of the Ottomans by Eugene Rogan
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The Fall of the Ottomans

The Great War in the Middle East

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Narrator Derek Perkins
Length 17 hours 25 minutes
Language English
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In The Fall of the Ottomans, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan brings the First World War and its immediate aftermath in the Middle East to vivid life, uncovering the often ignored story of the region's crucial role in the conflict. Bolstered by German money, arms, and military advisors, the Ottomans took on the Russian, British, and French forces and tried to provoke jihad against the Allies in their Muslim colonies. Unlike the static killing fields of the Western Front, the war in the Middle East was fast-moving and unpredictable, with the Turks inflicting decisive defeats before the tide of battle turned in the Allies' favor. The great cities of Baghdad, Jerusalem, and, finally, Damascus fell to invading armies before the Ottomans agreed to an armistice in 1918.

The postwar settlement led to the partition of Ottoman lands between the victorious powers and laid the groundwork for the ongoing conflicts that continue to plague the modern Arab world. A sweeping narrative of battles and political intrigue from Gallipoli to Arabia, The Fall of the Ottomans is essential listening for anyone seeking to understand the Great War and the making of the modern Middle East.

Eugene Rogan is a fellow of St. Antony's College and lectures in the Modern History of the Middle East at the University of Oxford. He is the author of several works, including The Arabs: A History, The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948, and Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire: Transjordan, 1850-1921. Eugene lives in England.

A native of the United Kingdom, Audie and AudioFile Earphones Award winner Derek Perkins's audiobook narration skills are augmented by a knowledge of three foreign languages and a facility with accents. He has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

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Reviews

"An illuminating work that offers new understanding to the troubled history of this key geopolitical region." ---Kirkus Expand reviews