20 non-fiction books to watch for in 2012

Here’s a sampling of some of the more promising early 2012 nonfiction titles.

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2. 'A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948,' by James Barr

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    A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948
    By James Barr
    W.W. Norton, 464 pp.
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British historian James Barr traces French and British influence in the Middle East from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire up through the end of World War II. (January)

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