Princeton University Library Catalog

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

Author:
Von Tunzelmann, Alex, 1977- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
  • ©2016
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
xvi, 534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"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.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-509) and index.
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.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 006224924X ((hardcover))
  • 9780062249241 ((hardcover))
OCLC:
939703938
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