The Commander - PDF free download eBook

Looking for file the-commander.pdf to download for free? Use our search system and download ebook for computer, smartphone or online reading. Also, you can buy a paper edition of The Commander for only $17.00. Links to the on-line stores you'll find on this page.

Details of The Commander

The Commander
Exact title of book
The Commander
Book author
Laila Parsons
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Aug 15, 2017
File size (in PDF)
2844 kB

Some brief overview of book

The definitive biography of the military leader who stood at the center of Arab politics for four decades 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. As a young officer in the Ottoman Army, he fought the British in World War I and won an Iron Cross. In the 1920s, he mastered the art of insurgency and helped lead a massive uprising against the French authorities in Syria.

A decade later, he reappeared in Palestine, where he helped direct the Arab Revolt of 1936. When an effort to overthrow the British rulers of Iraq failed, he moved to Germany, where he spent much of World War II 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 regions history.

In his most famous role, he would command the Arab Liberation Army in the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. In this well-crafted, definitive biography, Laila Parsons tells Qawuqjis dramatic story and sets it in the full context of his turbulent times. Following Israels decisive victory, Qawuqji was widely faulted as a poor leader with possibly dubious motives.

The Commander shows us that the truth was more complex although he doubtless made some strategic mistakes, he never gave up fighting for Arab independence and unity, even as those ideals were undermined by powers inside and outside the Arab world. In Qawuqjis life story we find the origins of todays turmoil in the Arab Middle East.

About book author

Parsons is an associate professor of history and Islamic studies at McGill University. She is the author of The Druze Between Palestine and Israel, 1947-49.

Download The Commander as e-book

Press the button get download links and wait a little while. Using file-sharing servers API, our site will find the e-book file in various formats (such as PDF, EPUB and other). One button - all links for download in all e-book formats! Please do not reload the page during the search. A typical file search time is about 15-20 seconds.

Free service that helps find any e-book in automatic mode on private file-servers.

Small FAQ about download

Book files are stored on servers owned by you?
No. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. Our site uses the API of third-party sites that store files. That is, we are doing the same thing as Google, only within the framework of one subject. Third-party sites are multimedia services that allow you to read and download e-books. By subscribing, you get access to a huge library of multimedia content, which is updated daily. Services are fully optimized for all platforms - iOS, Android and PC.
How time will the file be downloaded?
Very fast. We regularly check (this is a fully automatic process) the availability of servers, the links to which we offer you. If the server does not provide a quick download, then we remove it from the list.
Which format of file is better to download?
Modern smartphones and computers can read files of any format. But the most compatible is the PDF format. For example, the the-commander.pdf can be read in Mozilla Firefox or Chrome browser without any additions.

All downloaded files are checked

Continuous automatic checking and verification of file checksums ensures that there are no viruses or adware. Our system uses several antiviruses at once to fully guarantee the cleanliness of downloaded files.

  • MD5: be631ede069acdca1322f088c5367eca
  • SHA1: 3b617ee007468186925cbf918032b0bc95a5f0a4
  • MD5: aaa1511205ff9bd8fe482b06e4b26280
  • SHA1: f06822365d883b23c60a2105b3f6f2dcc1b15eb6
  • MD5: b43d7fc6d3285b8471a93d0675831c4f
  • SHA1: 0948ee49f3294f3f0d5a489bdbd7e9255e8e1ad2
  • MD5: cb0fb3d6b1400c1b61ed4a6990bc025e
  • SHA1: 6482e28028b3d0a20a65749b2c2da3c80bbb285c

Buy book with delivery

A real book is always better than an electronic copy. The The Commander is available online at leading bookstores. Delivery is possible to the USA, Canada, Great Britain and any other country in the world. The book price and delivery terms may vary depending on the store, carefully check all conditions to choose the best option for you.

  • A product of ongoing collaborations between the independent bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association, IndieBound is all about independent bookstores and the power of "local first" shopping.

  • Founded in 1917 as a street corner newsstand in Florence, Books-A-Million, Inc. has grown to become the premier book retailing chain in the Southeastern United States, and the second largest book retailer in the nation.

On Jan 21, 2021 average price