The Resource Blood and sand : Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's campaign for peace, Alex Von Tunzelmann

Blood and sand : Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's campaign for peace, Alex Von Tunzelmann

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Blood and sand : Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's campaign for peace
Title
Blood and sand
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Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's campaign for peace
Statement of responsibility
Alex Von Tunzelmann
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A revelatory popular history that tells the story of the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956--a tale of conspiracy and revolutions, spies and terrorists, kidnappings and assassination plots, the fall of the British Empire and the rise of American hegemony under the heroic leadership of President Dwight D. Eisenhower--which shaped the Middle East and Europe we know today"--Jacket
  • "The year 1956 was a turning point in history. Over sixteen extraordinary days in October and November of that year, the twin crises involving Suez and Hungary pushed the world to the brink of a nuclear conflict and what many at the time were calling World War III. Blood and Sand relates this story hour-by-hour, through a fascinating international cast of characters: Anthony Eden, the British prime minister, caught in a trap of his own making; Gamal Abdel Nasser, the bold young populist leader of Egypt; David Ben-Gurion, the strong-willed founding prime minister of Israel; Guy Mollet, the bellicose French prime minister; and Dwight D. Eisenhower, the American president, torn between an old world order and a new one in the very same week that his own fate as president was to be decided by the American people. This is a fresh new account of these dramatic events and people, one that for the first time sets both crises in the context of the global Cold War, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the treacherous power politics of imperialism and oil. Blood and Sand resonates strikingly with the problems of oil control, religious fundamentalism, and international unity that face the world today, and is essential reading for anyone concerned with the state of the modern Middle East and Europe"--Jacket
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
973.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E835
LC item number
.V66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Blood and sand : Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's campaign for peace, Alex Von Tunzelmann
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Blood and sand : Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's campaign for peace, Alex Von Tunzelmann
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-509) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I want him murdered" -- "We must keep the Americans really frightened" -- The hammer and sickle torn out -- A plan on a cigarette packet -- Bloody Thursday -- The two musketeers -- The Omega Plan -- No picnic -- "Sandstorms in the desert" -- Ultimatum -- Perfidious Albion -- "There is something the matter with him" -- "Love to Nasty" -- "Help the burglar, shoot the householder" -- Reaping the whirlwind -- "Hit 'em with everything in the bucket" -- Back down -- "The curse of the pharaohs" -- Fates
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24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062249241
Lccn
2017304418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026550330
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocn939703938

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