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Books about the Hejaz Railway
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The Hejaz Railway

by James Nicholson
Published: Stacy International, 2005
Hard cover, 193 pages
Reviewed by Dan Gibson

 

The Hijaz Railroad

by William Ochsenwald

University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville
1980, Hardcover, 169 pages

 

Reviewed by Dan Gibson

 Hijaz Railroad Ochsenwald Cover

 Hedjaz Railway Tourret Book Cover

The Hedjez Railway
by R.Tourret

Tourret Publishing, 1989 ISBN 0-905878-05-1
Hardcover 181 Pages

 
 
Reviewed by Peter Herrett

 You can read about this book by going to the publisher's link below, or by clicking on the book to the right and reading some book reviews:

Reviewed by Dr. Lewis M. Schneider, MHarvard University

http://www.tourretpublishing.com/TheRailwaysOfPalestineAndIsrael.htm

 The Railways of Palestine and Israel, Paul Cotterell

 Allied Military Locomotives of the Second World War Tourret
We are currently trying to locate this book. If you have one and would like to review it, please contact us.

Lawrence Of Arabia

The Authorized Biography of T. E. Lawrence

By Jeremy Wilson

First published in 1989 by William Heinemann Ltd., London, then in the United States by Atheneum, New York.

Unlike other writings about its subject, Wilson's book deliberately limits itself to contemporary sources, thus obviating after-the-fact controversial speculations about Lawrence's actual doings and achievements. The book is 1188 pages, including extensive notes and an index.

A review is in the works.... but we have to finish reading it first!

Learn more by visiting: http://www.telstudies.org/biog/biogint.htm

 
Hejaz Railway Turkish Book
A Documentary History
Photographs of the Hejaz Railway

Author: Mustafa Aksay, Editor: Ibrahim Usul, Foreword: Osman Akyuz, Translator: Mevlut Turk, Publisher: Albaraka Turk, Istanbul, 1999, 248 pp, 24cm x 32 cm Language: Turkish, Serial Number 0007130

Although weakened, the 19th century Ottoman Empire continued as one of the strategic powers of the time. The decision to build an East-to-West railway network, known as the Hejaz Railway, was one of the main projects which the political and economic leadership of the day embarked on in the effort to restore the Empire’s fortunes.

The book, in both English and Turkish, gives and brief history of the railway, and presents both historical and contemporary photographs side by side on the same page. High quality, hardcover printing Unfortunately, this book is out of stock. 

We are currently trying to locate this book. If you have one and would like to review it, please contact us.

In the Heart of the Desert
The Story of an Exploration Geologist
and the Search for Oil in the Middle East

by Michael Quentin Morton
Hardback: 282 pages, 83 b+w photographs and illustrations,
23 colour photographs, maps ISBN-10: 095522120X

Click on the photo to visit the publishers website.

Reviews

"Mr Morton has created a remarkable book that boasts more than 100 photographs. It will interest anyone who shares Mike's obvious passion for the Middle East, particularly the places off the beaten track." Jo Parfitt, The Telegraph

"This thoroughly researched book is a biography of Mike Morton, an exploration geologist, written by his son who has used his father's journals, correspondence, notes, sketches and photographs to give a fascinating account of the early days in the search for oil." Julian Paxton, The British-Yemeni Society Journal 2007

"[In the Heart of the Desert] is well illustrated throughout by Morton’s poems and sketches, together with numerous photographs of these early expeditions and early concession maps of the region. While the book is primarily aimed at the non-technical layman, it contains much that anyone interested in the early oil exploration of the Middle East will find fascinating." American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Bulletin

"Quentin Morton is to be congratulated on finding a way to describe his father's extraordinary life and to show how he came to love his work, the countries he worked in and the people of those countries and over all, the desert. [In the Heart of the Desert] is well illustrated with photographs and sketch maps and will enthral anyone with an interest in the countries it describes... It is highly recommended." The Journal of the Sultan's Armed Forces Association

"An account of that [the Fahud] expedition, fraught with both peril and adventure, is detailed in an absorbing new book titled In the Heart of the Desert...it provides fascinating insights into the search for oil in Oman and the wider Middle East region." Oman Daily Observer

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