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Lunch with Sean McMeekin (The Ottoman Endgame)

  • 10 Dec 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Riviera Country Club Ballroom, 1155 Blue Road, Coral Gables
  • 48

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  • Guest attending at no charge (sponsors, aides, author, etc.)
  • IMPORTANT NOTES: 1) This is a luncheon fee only -- books are not included for the general public unless you are the guest of a member (books *may* be available for purchase at the luncheon, as quantities are limited); 2) Regarding cancellation and no-show: No refunds or credits will be allowed without three business days' notice from the date of the event.
  • You must be a current member of The Prologue Society to register for this luncheon.

    IMPORTANT NOTE regarding cancellation and no-show: No refunds or credits will be allowed without three business days' notice from the date of the event (as that is the deadline set by our venue).

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The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908-1923

Sean McMeekin’s freshly off-the-press book draws on his years of groundbreaking research in newly opened Ottoman and Russian archives. With great storytelling flair, he makes new the epic stories we know from the Ottoman front, from Gallipoli to the exploits of Lawrence in Arabia, and introduces a vast range of new stories to Western readers. His accounts of the lead-up to World War I and the Ottoman Empire’s central role in the war itself offers an entirely new and deeper vision of the conflict. McMeekin also brilliantly reconceives our inherited Anglo-French understanding of the war’s outcome and the collapse of the empire that followed. The book chronicles the emergence of modern Turkey and the carve-up of the rest of the Ottoman Empire as it has never been told before, offering a new perspective on such issues as the ethno-religious bloodletting and forced population transfers which attended the breakup of empire, the Balfour Declaration, the toppling of the caliphate, and the partition of Iraq and Syria—bringing the contemporary consequences into clear focus.

Every so often, a work of history completely reshapes our understanding of a subject of enormous historical and contemporary importance. The Ottoman Endgame is such a book, an instantly definitive and thrilling example of narrative history as high art.

~ Penguin Press 

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