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The Strangling of Persia - A Record of European Diplomacy and Oriental Intrigue
T. Fisher Unwin, London 1913 - 378 pages plus advertisements. Index, 85 illustrations, map and appendicies. Tissue-protected frontis of author. Do you think Western malevolent intervention in the Middle East (i.e. George W. Bush in Iraq) is only a recent phenomenon? Guess again. "Only the pen of a Macaulay or the brush of a Verestchagin could adequately portray the rapidly shifting scenes attending the downfall of this ancient nation - scenes in which two powerful and presumably enlightened Christian countries played fast and loose with truth, honour, decency, and law; one, at least, hesitating not even at the most barborous cruelties to accomplish its political designs and to put Persia beyond hope of self-regeneration." - from Foreward. Rubber stamp upon copyright page suggests this copy may have once belonged to the British Public Service. Only other mark is library call letter written upon spine. Average wear. Binding a little fragile but still serviceable. Three yellow drops stain front board. Author penned this work after being sacked from the post of Treasurer-general of Persia in January 1912. Fascinating history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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