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Inventing Iraq, Inventing Iran: Britons and the Americans in the Middle East

The book launch of 'Kingmakers: the Invention of the Modern Middle East' by Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac


Karl E. Meyer | talks
Shareen Blair Brysac | talks


Date and Time:

29 September 2008 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
0207 388 4539

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Kingmakers is the story of how the Middle East came to be, told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. Some are famous, such as Lawrence of Arabia and Gertrude Bell; others are infamous, like Harry St. John Philby, father of Kim; some like A.T. Wilson, the territorial creator of Iraq, are largely forgotten. Meyer and Brysac’s character-driven narrative restores to life the colourful figures who gave us the Middle East in which we are enmeshed today.

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