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Hostage to History: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger
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Hostage to History: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger (Paperback)

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In a compelling study of great-power misconduct, Christopher Hitchens examines the events leading up to the partition of Cyprus and its legacy. He argues that the intervention of four major foreign powers, Turkey, Greece, Britain and the United States, turned a local dispute into a major disaster. In a new preface for this 1997 edition, Hitchens reviews the implications of the Republic of Cyprus's applications for European union membership, the escalating regional arms race between Greece and Turkey, and last year's Greek Cypriot protests along the partition border.

Christopher Hitchens lives in Washington and writes for Vanity Fair and The Nation. His previous books include Blood, Class and Nostalgia: Anglo-American ironies, For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports and The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice.

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