Book Review The Arab Commander Who Lost the 1948 War: Hero or Failure?

Focusing on the outsized life of pan-Arabist Fawzi al-Qawuqji, Laila Parsons' 'The Commander' paints a rich picture of the history of Arab nationalism and anti-colonialism through 1948.

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“The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914-1948,” by Laila Parsons, Hill and Wang, 320 pp., $26