Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the US and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East

Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the US and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East

An authoritative history of how the U.S. supplanted Great Britain as the preeminent power in the Middle East We usually assume that Arab nationalism brought about the end of the British Empire in the Middle East-that Gamal Abdel Nasser and other Arab leaders led popular uprisings against colonial rule that forced the overstretched British from the region. In Lords of the Des An authoritative history of how the U.S. supplanted Great Britain as the preeminent power in the Middle East W...

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Title:Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the US and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East
Author:James Barr
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Genres:History
ISBN:Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the US and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East
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Number of Pages:432 pages pages

Lords of the Desert: The Battle Between the US and Great Britain for Supremacy in the Modern Middle East Reviews

  • Chris Brooks
    Feb 02, 2019

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

  • Michael Griswold
    Sep 21, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

  • Sean Smart
    Aug 12, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Kari
    Nov 28, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Nick Pengelley
    Jan 20, 2019

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

  • Philip Cope
    Sep 12, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Brian
    Dec 16, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Leon Elsjanofwipper
    Oct 01, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Nadim Karmoussa
    Jan 14, 2019

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

  • Eleanor
    Dec 18, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Paul
    Oct 14, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Mbarak
    Sep 15, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Suhail
    Nov 07, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Max Hellicar
    Sep 13, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

  • Mohamed Al-Halwachi
    Sep 02, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • John Payne
    Nov 07, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Jane
    Nov 12, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

  • Mauricio Santoro
    Sep 13, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Ali Hashem
    Nov 15, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

  • Pete Kell
    Dec 04, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Samantha
    Jan 20, 2019

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Tutku Inam
    Dec 27, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Shane Killion
    Jan 07, 2019

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Gregoire Debre
    Jan 01, 2019

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

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    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Daniel May
    Jan 15, 2019

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Alexandra
    Oct 05, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • John Cantrell
    Jan 04, 2019

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Barry Shane
    Aug 25, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • agnes Flannery
    Jan 24, 2019

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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  • Philip Gross
    Dec 18, 2018

    If you want to understand the history of the Middle East in the context of the political and economic strategy of the superpowers - one declining and one gaining influence - this is a superb read. The author makes everything that has happened in this region including coups, military t...

    *I received an electronic galley from netgalley.com in exchange for a review* Lords of the Desert may be a hard book for a modern American audience considering that the United States and Great Britain have been fast international allies for centuries. But Lords of the Desert chronic...

    I just finished reading James Barr?s book Lords of the desert, I have to say I was both informed and entertained by the blend of research and creative storytelling that this books embraces, a lot of unknown history lays between these pages. The secrets of Egypt?s 1952 coup d?eta...

    Another wonderful book from James Barr; brilliantly researched and written in a style that is best described as "gripping". If you think you have gaps in your knowledge of what went on in the Middle East between WWII and the 60s, this is the book you've been looking for! Favourite ...

    A bit too "this happened then that happened" for my taste. Obviously deeply researched, the book was educational but I think lacking a compelling narrative. It concluded with a surprising to me focus on Yemen, but perhaps that is the author's British origin coming forward. ...

    Mind blowing! ...

    Fascinating incite into the MidEast oil history and rivalry between US and England. ...

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