“An outstanding, revealing, and disturbing glimpse behind the closed doors of power politics.” (Booklist
“Lively and entertaining. . . . [Barr] has thrown some light on hitherto unexplored corners.” (Financial Times
“Starred review. Barr’s extensive archival research, evocative historical vignettes, and a superb sense of narrative pacing produce a first-rate work.” (Publishers Weekly
“Combines the narrative pace of a spy novel with meticulous archival research.” (Eugene Rogan, author of The Arabs: A History
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About the Author
James Barr is the author of Setting the Desert on Fire. During the research for A Line in the Sand he was a Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He lives in London.