Books by Sean McMeekin

Released: May 30, 2017

"McMeekin effectively shows how easily one man could undermine the foundations of a nation, and he makes the revolution comprehensible as he exposes the deviousness of its leader."
A fresh history of the revolution "as a concrete historical event—controversial and significant in its lasting impact on world politics, but also worth understanding on its own terms, unmediated by our current prejudices." Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Though the book is mostly of specialist interest, it is vigorous and accessible and helps explain some of what's going on in today's headlines."
Thought-provoking historical study of the closing years of the Ottoman Empire and the concurrent rise of the modern Middle East. Read full book review >
JULY 1914 by Sean McMeekin
Released: April 9, 2013

"Tuchman remains irresistible, and David Fromkin's Europe's Last Summer (2004) is the best modern history, but McMeekin delivers a gripping, almost day-by-day chronicle of the increasingly frantic maneuvers of European civilian leaders who mostly didn't want war and military leaders who had less objection."
McMeekin (History/Koç Univ.; The Russian Origins of the First World War, 2011, etc.) treads familiar ground but delivers a thoroughly rewarding account that spares no nation regarding the causes of World War I, although Germany receives more than its share of blame. Read full book review >