by Leslie, Shane; Churchill, Winston (Introduction)
London: Cassell and Company, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. viii, 308 pp + illustrations (cartoons by Sykes); indexed. Publisher's blue cloth stamped in gilt. Moderate general wear to boards, corners bumped, occasional light foxing. Binding sound, text unmarked. Includes sections on Sykes' education, the South African War, travel, politics, and the Great War, with a four-page introduction by Churchill. Sykes was Conservative Party politician and diplomatic adviser, particularly with regard to the Middle East at the time of the First World War. He is associated with the Sykes-Picot Agreement, drawn up while the war was in progress, regarding the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire by Britain, France and Russia. (Inventory #: 1729)
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