Introduction; Part 1 - The Story of a Quest; Part 2 - Historical Background; Part 3 -- The Chests; Part 4 - Origins and Age; Glossary; Index.
" ... Russell McGuirk's masterly study of the Sanusi campaign. The author provides the essential historical setting, the details of personalities, places and unfolding events, and the sympathetic understanding that this extraordinary but hitherto disregarded historical episode fully deserves. ... the author is to be congratulated on his choice of illustrations [and] the informative maps." -- The Maghreb Review The Maghreb Review "Russell McGuirk provides a new level of detail, based on thorough research of the available sources. ... [He] tells a grand story well. ... [This book is] a much welcome addition to the literature of the First World War and its aftermath in the Middle East and North Africa." -- Libyan Studies Libyan Studies "The author draws skilfully upon a wealth of primary sources both archival and oral in Arabic, English and German. ... The excellence of this history ... lies in its intricate tapestry of detail concerning the setting and background to the conflict. ... In short, this is a well-told war story." -- Sudan Studies Association Bulletin Sudan Studies Association Bulletin ...a compelling, well written, amazingly detailed, soundly analyzed, telling of events that subtly influenced Eastern-Western relations in the century to come.' -- Cassandra Vivian Cassandra Vivian "The narrative is crisp, lucid, and coherent, offering a fast-paced chronology of the principal events and empathetic and colourful portrayals of the principal players... an engaging and eminently readable war story." -- International Journal of Middle East Studies International Journal of Middle East Studies