'This gripping narrative brings to life the human side of these violent events through vivid descriptions and anecdotes.' Charles Tripp, author of 'The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East'. 'Ian Rutledge's brilliant book reveals the folly and delusion of invading Iraq. Read it and shudder' Nicholas Rankin 'A lively account of the events leading up to the Iraqi 'revolution' of 1920 - Masterful' Peter Sluglett 'Much of Enemy on the Euphrates reads like a great adventure story, proving how fascinating real history can be ... The unique contribution of the author, historian and economist Ian Rutledge is bringing to light the character and activities of a group of Arab heroes virtually unknown in the West. - Rutledge's narrative is highly visual, transporting the reader from the battlefield to Baghdad, villages along the Euphrates, and conference rooms in London and Cairo where diplomats, politicians, military commanders and intelligence officers debate various models for controlling the region - all short of full independence. - Enemy on the Euphrates is a rare combination of in-depth information, fairness of analysis and readability, reinforced by excellent maps.' Jordan Times 'Rutledge gives us a well-researched and well-written account of the rebellion and the consequent establishment of Iraq. He clearly describes British policy, gives a realistic picture of the local Iraqi scene, and altogether produces a readable, interesting and very useful contribution to the understanding of modern Iraq.' Middle East Media and Book Reviews Online (Volume: 2 Issue: 5; May 2014) 'By chance, economist Ian Rutledge has just published an account of the battle for Mosul and oil during and after the First World War ... Rutledge has researched Britain's concern about Shia power in southern Iraq, where Basra's oil lies - material with acute relevance to the crisis now tearing Iraq to pieces.' Robert Fisk, Independent 'The current conflict seems to confirm Iraq's status as a permanent battleground - Ian Rutledge's Enemy on the Euphrates is a timely reminder of how we got here - By the summer of 1920, the middle regions of the Euphrates were in armed revolt - There is a horrible familiarity to all this, of course, which is what make Enemy on the Euphrates such an important book. What the British discovered in 1920, they and, more significantly, the Americans were doomed to repeat in 2003.' The NationalRezension:
'Material with acute relevance to the crisis now tearing Iraq to pieces' Robert Fisk, Independent 'Readers will find plenty of food for thought in Ian Rutledge's well-crafted and lively account - While offering abundant detail on military operations, lines of communications and warfare tactics, Enemy on the Euphrates also makes for a very lively and human-centred read of imperial history ... Rutledge's account displays a novelist's taste for intrigue, espionage, gunboat diplomacy, personal hardship and murder' BBC History Magazine 'An excellently produced book that admirably succeeds in illuminating an important episode in British imperial history' History Today 'This brilliant book reveals the folly and delusion of invading Iraq. Read it and shudder' Nicholas Ran kin, author of Churchill's Wizards: The British Genius for Deception 'The description of the military campaign is masterful ... maintains a high level of suspense' Peter Sluglett, author of Britain in Iraq: Contriving King and Country 'As the legions of ISIS set up their proto-Caliphate in Iraq, the word 'prescience' comes forcibly to mind' The Oldie 'Rutledge does an excellent job of conveying the logistical difficulties confronting any military leadership, let alone one operating thousands of miles from home and in physically challenging and hostile enemy territory ... deserving of a wide readership' Middle East Journal 'A timely reminder of how we got here - [The] horrible familiarity to all this is what makes this such an important book' The National 'Thought provoking - I like to think this book might find a place on the shelves of the libraries of RUSI, Sandhurst or West Point' War History Online 'Much of Enemy on the Euphrates reads like a great adventure story ... A rare combination of in-depth information, fairness of analysis and readability, reinforced by excellent maps' Jordan Times 'Eye-opening, fascinating, brilliantly-written - Excellent' The Long, Long Trail: The British Army in the Great War of 1914-1918 'Fascinating, lively and very readable' Charles Tripp, author of The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East 'Anyone seeking an understanding of the role of oil in shaping modern Middle Eastern history will want to read this book' Michael Klare, author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources
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Buchbeschreibung Saqi Books Apr 2014, 2014. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 239x157x39 mm. Neuware - Definitive account of the first British occupation of Iraq, and the revolt against it in 1920, bringing central players such as Winston Churchill and T.E. Lawrence to light. 503 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780863567629