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Professor David Fromkin.
Professor David Fromkin.

David Fromkin is a noted author, lawyer, and historian, most known for his definitive account of the creation of the modern Middle East, A Peace to End All Peace (1989), in which he recounts the key role that European policy toward the Middle East between 1914 and 1922 played in the creation of the situation that exists there today. The book was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Fromkin has written seven books in total, with his most recent in 2004, Europe's Last Summer: Who Started The Great War in 1914? Image File history File links Padlock. ... Image File history File links David_Fromkin. ... Image File history File links David_Fromkin. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... A historian is someone who writes history, and history is a written accounting of the past. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... A Peace to End All Peace (1989) is a history written by David Fromkin. ...


A graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Law School, he is University Professor, Professor of History, International Relations, and Law at Boston University, where he is also the Director of The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Long-Range Future. Fromkin also sits on the editorial board of the Middle East Quarterly, a publication of the Middle East Forum think tank. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ... HIStory: Past, Present and Future – Book I is a two-disc album by Michael Jackson released in 1995 by the Epic Records division of Sony BMG. The first disc (HIStory Begins) is a fifteen-track greatest hits (later released as Greatest Hits - HIStory Volume I), while the second disc (HIStory... International relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs of and relations among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... The Middle East Forum, a think tank, works to define and promote the interests of the United States in the Middle East. ... The Middle East Forum, a think tank, works to define and promote the interests of the United States in the Middle East. ... The Council on Foreign Relations The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an American foreign policy think tank based in New York City. ...


Before his career as a historian, Prof. Fromkin was an attorney and political adviser. In the 1972 Democratic primary campaign, he served as a foreign-policy adviser to candidate Hubert Humphrey. As an attorney, he served as both prosecutor and defense counsel in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, then as an associate at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... A primary election is an election in which registered voters in a jurisdiction select the candidates who will enter a subsequent election (nominating primary). ... Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. ... The Judge Advocate Generals Corps of the United States Army is composed of Army officers who are also lawyers and who provide legal services to the Army at all levels of command. ... Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the largest law firms in New York and a leader in assisting clients in mergers and acquisitions. ...


Selected bibliography

  • The Question of Government: An Inquiry into the Breakdown of Modern Political Systems (1975)
  • The Independence of Nations (1981)
  • A Peace to End All Peace: Creating the Modern Middle East 1914-1922 (1989) ISBN 0-8050-0857-8, ISBN 0-8050-6884-8 (paperback)
  • In the Time of the Americans: FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marhsall, MacArthur, The Generation that Changed America's Role in the World (1995) ISBN 0-394-58901-7, ISBN 0-679-76728-2 (paperback)
  • Europe's Last Summer: Who started the Great War in 1914? (2004) ISBN 0-375-41156-9, ISBN 0-375-72575-X (paperback)

External links

  • Boston University faculty: David Fromkin

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Bibliography for Middle East & Africa to 1875 (1960 words)
Fromkin, David, A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East.
Livingstone, David, Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa.
Mack, Beverly B. and Jean Boyd, One Woman's Jihad: Nana Asma'u Scholar and Scribe.
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