The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948

The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948
 
Our Price: £20.00
ISBN/EAN: 9780863561665
Stock: 17
Publisher: SAQI BOOKS
Pub. Date: February 2017
Author: PARSONS L
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 320
 
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Revered by some as the Arab Garibaldi, maligned by others as
an intriguer and opportunist, Fawzi al-Qawuqji manned the
ramparts of Arab history for four decades, leading or helping
to lead Arab forces in nearly every significant military conflict
from 1914 to 1948.

When an effort to overthrow the British rulers of Iraq failed,
he moved to Germany, where he spent much of the Second
World War battling his fellow exile, the Mufti of Jerusalem,
who had accused him of being a British spy. In 1947, Qawuqji
made a daring escape from Allied-occupied Berlin, and sought
once again to shape his region’s history. In his most famous
role, he would command the Arab Liberation Army in the
Arab-Israeli war of 1948.

In this well-crafted, lively and definitive biography, Laila
Parsons tells Qawuqji’s dramatic story and sets it in the full
context of his turbulent times. In Qawuqji‘s life story we find
the origins of today‘s turmoil in the Arab Middle East.
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