Book Discussion on Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East
Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac talked about their book, Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East (W.W. Norton and Co.; June… read more
Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac talked about their book, Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East (W.W. Norton and Co.; June 17, 2008). In the book the authors present a history of the British and American involvement in the Middle East. From Lawrence of Arabia to Paul Wolfowitz, the authors recount how these officials shaped the region from the drawing of borders to the establishment of leaders. The authors responded questions from the audience following their remarks.
Karl Meyer is the editor emeritus of the World Policy Journal. Mr. Meyer is the author of numerous books, including The Dust of Empire and Tournament of Shadows, co-authored with Shareen Blair Brysac. He is an editorial board member of the Washington Post and the New York Times.
Shareen Blair Brysac is the author of Resisting Hitler and Tournament of Shadows, co-authored with Mr. Meyer. She was formerly a producer at CBS News. close
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