This study surveys the many revolutionary attempts carried out against the Ottoman Empire in the Fertile Cresecnt and the Arabian Peninsula during World War I. Special emphasis is laid upon the subversive activities of the Arab secret societies which preceded the outbreak of Sharif Husayn's Arab revolt in 1916. The revolt is thoroughly examined and analyzed, regarding both its military operations and its human composition, which influenced its course.
He has accomplished a work of considerable value. The vast body of information and sources that he has provided will be the basis for all future analysis. His work must be consulted as a basic reference henceforth. Charles D smith, Near Eastern Studies Program, University of Arizona, Tucson