Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis That Shook the World (Hardback)
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Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis That Shook the World (Hardback)

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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 25/08/2016
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Over sixteen extraordinary days in October and November 1956, the twin crises of 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 is a revelatory new history of these dramatic events, for the first time setting both crises in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the treacherous power politics of imperialism and oil.
Blood and Sand tells this story hour by hour, with a fascinating cast of characters including Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anthony Eden, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nikita Khrushchev, Christian Pineau, Imre Nagy and David Ben-Gurion. It is 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. Blood and Sand is essential to our understanding of the modern Middle East and resonates powerfully with the problems of oil control, religious fundamentalism and international unity that face the world today.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781847374516
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 698 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Anchored with fresh documentary evidence, Blood and Sand is a riveting re-evaluation of the Cold War crises of 1956: Suez and Hungary. Alex von Tunzelmann has written a definitive history of these crucial events - a real page-turner and monument to first-rate scholarship.'

-- Douglas Brinkley, author of Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America
'Very readable - this is proper history. It is illuminating to pick up this book with the twenty-first century's crises over Brexit and Iraq in mind' -- Jeremy Bowen * author of Six Days *
'Alex von Tunzelmann's brisk and grippingly readable 60th anniversary narrative history' * Spectator *

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