Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand

Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's Campaign for Peace

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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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062249241
Branch Call Number: 973.921 VON 2016
Characteristics: xvi, 534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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Feb 01, 2017

Fascinating behind the scenes glimpses, as when an overwrought CIA Hungary man screams "You're all a bunch of Commies" in a strategy meeting. He is "obliged" to spend a few days at home. His wife calls in, concerned that he keeps taking out his revolver and talking to it."

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