Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis That Shook the World (Hardback)Alex Von Tunzelmann (author)
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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
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 698 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
-- 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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