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Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis--Suez and the Brink of War - David A. Nichols
Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis--Suez and the Brink of War
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A gripping tale of international intrigue, betrayal, and personal drama during the darkest days of the Cold War, Eisenhower 1956 is the first major book to examine the event in thirty years.Debunking most historians’ opinion that the Suez crisis was merely a minor incident linked to the end of... show more
A gripping tale of international intrigue, betrayal, and personal drama during the darkest days of the Cold War, Eisenhower 1956 is the first major book to examine the event in thirty years.Debunking most historians’ opinion that the Suez crisis was merely a minor incident linked to the end of colonial rule in Egypt, Eisenhower 1956—drawing on hundreds of newly declassified documents—makes clear that it was the most dangerous crisis of Eisenhower’s presidency. Eisenhower used economic threats to force his British, French, and Israeli allies to withdraw from Egypt and put U.S. military forces on alert to deter Soviet intervention in the Middle East. Current U.S. policy in the region dates to the Suez crisis, when we replaced Great Britain as the guarantor of stability.Acclaimed Eisenhower expert David Nichols masterfully weaves great personal drama—Eisenhower’s two life-threatening illnesses—with simultaneous world crises (America’s closest allies invade Egypt while the Soviets invade Hungary) and the final days of the 1956 presidential election campaign into a white-knuckle read. 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781439139349 (1439139342)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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4.0 Diplomacy at All Costs
Title: Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis--Suez and the Brink of War Author: David A. Nichols Publish Date: February 14, 2012 Publisher: Simon Schuster Format: Paperback Page Count: 368 pages Source: Own copy Date Read: April 28th-May11th Review Reading this book while also reading Wa...
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When I read non-fiction, which isn't often enough, I tend to favor biographies or histories. I picked up Nichols' detailed microscopic compilation of a critical year in the life of President Eisenhower based on a review my uncle wrote. Being born and raised and still living in Kansas, I have an un...
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