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Author Von Tunzelmann, Alex, 1977- author

Title Blood and sand : Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's campaign for peace / Alex Von Tunzelmann
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Harper, [2016]


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 MELB  973.92 Eisenh Von/Bas  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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
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"--From dust jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-509) and index
Subject Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Cold War.
Sinai Campaign, 1956.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961.
Hungary -- History -- Revolution, 1956.
Egypt -- History -- Intervention, 1956.
ISBN 006224924X (hardcover)
9780062249241 (hardcover)