The Resource A line in the sand : the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948, James Barr

A line in the sand : the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948, James Barr

Label
A line in the sand : the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948
Title
A line in the sand
Title remainder
the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948
Statement of responsibility
James Barr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • It was the middle of the first world war. Two men--one a visionary British politician (Mark Sykes), the other a veteran French diplomat (Francois Georges-Picot)--secretly drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier. Territory north of this stark divide would go to France; land south of it, to Britain. Against the odds their pact survived to form the basis for the postwar division of the region into five countries that Britain and France would rule. The creation of Britain's "mandates" of Palestine, Transjordan, and Iraq, and France's in Lebanon and Syria, made the two powers uneasy neighbors for the following thirty years. Drawing from newly declassified papers from the British and French government archives, James Barr vividly reexamines this crucial period of nation building. The pact was in direct contradiction both to the anti-imperialist spirit of the time being advocated by Woodrow Wilson and to the promises both power made to the local Arabs. When the independence they were promised never materialized, the Arabs reacted angrily. Britain and France blamed each other for the opposition they began to face. And these suspicions all too frequently proved correct as, at different points in time, the French and the British were to court Arab insurgency for their own gain. Following politicians, diplomats, spies, and soldiers, Barr brilliantly captures the machinations at work in the complex web of alliances and secret pacts between Frenchmen, British, Arabs, Jews, and Americans. We discover that, while France and Britain were allies in two world wars, they were also engaged in a clandestine struggle for power in the fractious Middle East, a rivalry that dramatically climaxed with the birth of Israel. A Line in the Sand is a gripping narrative of the last grasp of empire, with incredible tales of unscrupulous double-dealing, cynical manipulations, and all-too-frequent violence that continues to the present day. -- Inside jacket flaps
  • Uses recently declassified French and British government documents to describe how the two countries secretly divided the Middle East during World War I and the effect these mandates had on local Arabs and Jews
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barr, James
Dewey number
956/.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS63
LC item number
.B33 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sykes, Mark
  • Georges-Picot, François
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Middle East
  • France
  • Middle East
  • COLONIAL COUNTRIES
  • POLITICAL CONDITIONS
  • FOREIGN RELATIONS
  • FOREIGN POLICY
  • MANDATES
  • TWENTIETH CENTURY
  • PALESTINE QUESTION
  • MIDDLE EAST
  • FRANCE
  • UNITED KINGDOM
Label
A line in the sand : the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948, James Barr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2011 under the title A line in the sand : Britain, France, and the struggle for the mastery of the Middle East"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part One: The Carve-Up, 1915-1919. Very Practical Politics ; Monsieur Picot ; Enter T.E. Lawrence ; Allenby's Man ; I Want Mosul ; Deadlock -- Part Two: Interwar Tensions, 1920-1939. The Crusader ; Revolt in Iraq ; The Best and Cheapest Solution ; The Druze Revolt ; The Crushing of the Druzes ; The Pipeline ; Revenge! Revenge! ; Fighting Terror with Terror ; Placating the Arabs -- Part Three: The Secret War, 1940-1945. A King in Exile ; A Squalid Episode ; Completely Intransigent, Extremely Rude ; Envoy Extraordinary ; Dirty Work ; Another Fashoda ; Friends in Need ; Trop de Zèle ; The Murder of Lord Moyne -- Part Four: Exit, 1945-1949. Time to Call the Shots ; Got to Think Again ; The American League for a Free Palestine ; French and Zionist Intrigues ; Last Post -- Epilogue: A Settling of Scores
Control code
ocn738350032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xii, 450 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393070651
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011038037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99949257360
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)738350032
Label
A line in the sand : the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948, James Barr
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2011 under the title A line in the sand : Britain, France, and the struggle for the mastery of the Middle East"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part One: The Carve-Up, 1915-1919. Very Practical Politics ; Monsieur Picot ; Enter T.E. Lawrence ; Allenby's Man ; I Want Mosul ; Deadlock -- Part Two: Interwar Tensions, 1920-1939. The Crusader ; Revolt in Iraq ; The Best and Cheapest Solution ; The Druze Revolt ; The Crushing of the Druzes ; The Pipeline ; Revenge! Revenge! ; Fighting Terror with Terror ; Placating the Arabs -- Part Three: The Secret War, 1940-1945. A King in Exile ; A Squalid Episode ; Completely Intransigent, Extremely Rude ; Envoy Extraordinary ; Dirty Work ; Another Fashoda ; Friends in Need ; Trop de Zèle ; The Murder of Lord Moyne -- Part Four: Exit, 1945-1949. Time to Call the Shots ; Got to Think Again ; The American League for a Free Palestine ; French and Zionist Intrigues ; Last Post -- Epilogue: A Settling of Scores
Control code
ocn738350032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xii, 450 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393070651
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011038037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99949257360
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)738350032

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