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The Making of the Modern Middle East: A Personal History

by Jeremy Bowen

Trade Paperback $36.99

$36.99

The Making of the Modern Middle East: A Personal History

by Jeremy Bowen

Trade Paperback $36.99

$36.99

$36.99

Jeremy Bowen, the BBC’s Middle East Editor, has been covering the region since 1989 and is uniquely placed to explain its complex past and its troubled present.

In The Making of the Modern Middle East – in part based on his acclaimed podcast, ‘Our Man in the Middle East’ Bowen takes us 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, and 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.

With his deep understanding of the political, cultural and religious differences between countries as diverse as Erdogan’s Turkey, Assad’s Syria and Netanyahu’s Israel and his long experience of covering events in the region, Bowen offers readers a gripping and invaluable guide to the modern Middle East, how it came to be and what its future might hold.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509890910
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 30/08/2022
  • Category: Literature & literary studies / Reportage & collected journalism
    Biography & True Stories / Memoirs
    Biography & True Stories / True war & combat stories
    Humanities / Afghan War
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 352
  • Price: $36.99

Jeremy Bowen, the BBC’s Middle East Editor, has been covering the region since 1989 and is uniquely placed to explain its complex past and its troubled present.

In The Making of the Modern Middle East – in part based on his acclaimed podcast, ‘Our Man in the Middle East’ Bowen takes us 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, and 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.

With his deep understanding of the political, cultural and religious differences between countries as diverse as Erdogan’s Turkey, Assad’s Syria and Netanyahu’s Israel and his long experience of covering events in the region, Bowen offers readers a gripping and invaluable guide to the modern Middle East, how it came to be and what its future might hold.

Author Information

Jeremy Bowen is the BBC’s Middle East Editor. He has reported from more than seventy countries, covering fourteen wars including those in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Chechnya, Somalia, the Middle East, Rwanda, former Yugoslavia and Ukraine. His books include Six Days, War Stories, The Arab Uprisings and The Making of the Modern Middle East. He lives in London.

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