Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Ottoman Endgame by Sean McMeekin

This book's full title is The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908 to 1923. This was a great history book. It is well-written and easy to follow. I have read a lot of history, but there are gaping holes in my knowledge of history in certain parts of the world. He also covers the Balkan and Russia besides the Ottoman Empire. It did seem to end rather abruptly.

The Guardian often has very good reviews of history books and this by Christopher de Bellaigue is certain one. There is another interesting review on the Economist. There is also an interesting review by Dr. Kate Fleet on the site Reviews in History. She complains the lack of Turkish sources in McMeekin's book. There are also some great reviews at Good Reads.

In this video, Sean McMeekin talks about WWI called "An Avoidable Catastrophe". In another video, M. Hakan Yavuz, Mehmet Arisan, and Ramazan Hakki Oztan talk about Ottoman Empire and the First World War. There is no video with McMeekin talking about this book.

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