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Author Catherwood, Christopher.

Title Churchill's folly : how Winston Churchill created modern Iraq / Christopher Catherwood.

Imprint New York : Barnes & Noble, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  956.7041 C286c 2007    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 267 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-261) and index.
Contents From Abraham to Allenby -- The Arab revolt and the great betrayal -- How two men in London changed the world -- Churchill and his forty thieves -- Changing the map : the Cairo Conference of 1921 -- Winston's bridge -- From Feisal to Saddam -- A very speculative afterword.
Summary A scholar and adviser to Tony Blair's government analyzes how Churchill created the artificial monarchy of Iraq after World War I, thereby forcing together unfriendly peoples under a single ruler. Using T.E. Lawrence to induce Arabs under the rule of the Ottoman Turks to rebel against their oppressors, the British and French during World War I convinced the Hashemite clan that they would rule over Syria. In fact, Britain had promised the territory to the French. To make amends, Churchill created the nation of Iraq and made the Hashemite leader, Feisal, king of a land to which he had no connections at all. Defying a global wave of nationalistic sentiment, and the desire of subject peoples to rule themselves, Churchill created a Middle Eastern powder keg.--Publisher description.
Subject Iraq -- Relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Relations -- Iraq.
Iraq -- History -- 1921-
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. (OCoLC)fst01716876
International relations. (OCoLC)fst00977053
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
Chronological Term Since 1921
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780760792681

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