• Berlin Baghdad Express: the Ottoman Empire & Germanys Bid for World Power 1898-1918

    Berlin Baghdad Express: the Ottoman Empire & Germanys Bid for World Power 1898-1918
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    ISBN: 9780141047652
    Title: Berlin Baghdad Express: the Ottoman Empire & Germanys Bid for World Power 1898-1918
    Author: MCMEEKIN SEAN

    'A powerful, overdue book that for many will open up a whole new side to the First World War' Observer 'Excellent, well-researched and fascinating . . . a tale of high adventure, ambition and political chicanery' Literary ReviewThe Berlin-Baghdad Express explores one of the most important but least understood stories of the First World War: the bid by the Germans to destroy the British Empire by harnessing the power of Islam.As the Ottoman Empire threw its weight behind Germany, a hugely ambitious project began to unhinge Britain's global grip by turning the Muslim world against it. Strange expeditions of German spies, soldiers and archaeologists fanned out, from Tripoli to Kabul, spreading jihad, guns and bribes. Afghanistan and Persia were courted as allies for an attack on British India. And all the while frantic attempts were being made to complete the Berlin-Baghdad railway, the weapon that could have won the war . . .Sean McMeekin's fascinating and surprising book sheds new light on the First World War, and reveals the story of an incredible plan one that came perilously, astonishingly close to succeeding.'An exciting new book by a talented young historian'Niall Ferguson, Observer'Riveting' Independent'A captivating new history of the Eastern Front' Financial Times

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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