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The Grand Mirage by [Delamaide, Darrell]
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Length: 306 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Delamaide's prose is uniformly entertaining. If it was his intention to pluck 21st-century American readers from their living rooms and deposit them in the mysterious and dangerous souks of the Middle East...he has succeeded admirably." - Lawrence De Maria in Washington Independent Review of Books

"Leighton's captivating journey as a spy is dangerous, exciting, thrilling...and will keep you turning those pages until the very end. " - Readers Favorite 5-star review

"I must commend Delamaide`s awesome achievement...Thanks to expertly voiced narration and a skilled evocation of time and place, the tale will linger in your imagination long after you lay it to rest." -- Norm Goldman in Bookpleasures 
"Delamaide provides a fascinating look at a little-examined period: the Great Game period before WWI." - Publishers Weekly

From the Author

The first time I encountered the story of the Baghdad Railway was in a history of Deutsche Bank, the big German bank I covered as a financial journalist. The bank was instrumental in getting the railway built because the Kaiser wanted a direct land link between Berlin and the Persian Gulf. Britain opposed it because they feared war was on the way and didn't want India to be vulnerable. This is quite a story, I thought at the time, full of adventure and intrigue. It's the story I set out to tell in The Grand Mirage. I also wanted to conjure up an exotic Middle East that has vanished in history and yet forms part of our Western imagination, from a Thousand and One Nights to Lawrence of Arabia.

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  • File Size: 1062 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Barnaby Woods Books (September 15, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 15, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005P21EQM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,244,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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