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Jeremy Bowen - The Making of The Modern Middle East (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Sunday Times Paperback of the Year.

A Spectator and New Statesman Book of the Year.

Jeremy Bowen, the International Editor of the BBC, has been covering the Middle East since 1989 and is uniquely placed to explain its complex past and its troubled present. Here, Bowen offers you a gripping and invaluable guide to the modern Middle East, how it came to be and what its future might hold.

In The Making of the Modern Middle East - in part based on his acclaimed podcast, ‘Our Man in the Middle East’ - Bowen takes you on a journey across the Middle East and through its history. He meets ordinary men and women on the front line, their leaders, whether brutal or benign. He explores the power games that have so often wreaked devastation on civilian populations as those leaders, whatever their motives, jostle for political, religious and economic control.

Clear throughout is Bowen's deep understanding of the political, cultural and religious differences between countries as diverse as Erdogan’s Turkey, Assad’s Syria, Netanyahu’s Israel, and Palestine, whether Hamas-controlled Gaza or the West Bank, and his long experience of covering events in the region.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - The Rest of The World
  • Published : 2022 (This Edition 2023 - Picador)
  • ISBN : 9781509890934
  • SKU : B003309
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £10.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Jeremy Bowen is one of the finest journalists and broadcasters of our age - qualities which shine through every page of this superb book. . . His judgements are invariably balanced but when they are due he does not shrink from scathing criticisms of the key actors. The result is an illuminating and riveting read." - Jonathan Dimbleby, broadcaster, author and historian.

"A compelling blend of sweeping history and vivid memoir . . . Bowen paints in the historical background masterfully and manages to convey the pressure, euphoria and horror of war reporting as well." - Mail on Sunday.

"Bears witness to how lofty dreams of the post-Cold War period crashed and burned . . . with deep empathy and understanding of the roots of the conflict." - Emma Sky, The New Statesman.

"Few people are as well placed to authoritatively depict the making of the modern Middle East than Jeremy Bowen, the BBC’s long-serving correspondent in the region . . . excellent." - The New European.

"A clear and dispassionate account of the impact of oil, nationalism and the West on the Middle East. I left the book feeling both well informed and very depressed." - Henry Marsh, The New Statesman, Books of the Year.

"This book is a very personal and erudite history of a troubled region . . . I highly recommend this fascinating book which is also a testament to a better era in journalism." - Michael Burleigh.

The Author

Jeremy Bowen is the BBC's Middle East Editor. He has reported from more than eighty countries, covering more than twenty wars. They include all those in the Middle East since 1990, as well as those in Afghanistan, Chechnya, El Salvador, Somalia, Rwanda, former Yugoslavia and Ukraine. His books include Six DaysWar StoriesThe Arab Uprisings and The Making of the Modern Middle East. He lives in London.

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