“Deeply researched, tightly argued, and accessibly concise” (The
New York Times Book Review)—a major retelling of the Suez Canal
Crisis of 1956, a seminal event in the history of US relations with
the Middle East, and why President Eisenhower sided with Egypt
rather than Britain, France, and Israel, and how he came to regret
In 1956 President Nasser of Egypt moved to take possession of the
Suez Canal, thereby bringing the Middle... more...