By Alex von Tunzelmann

Over 16 awesome days in October and November 1956, the dual crises of Suez and Hungary driven the area to the threshold of a nuclear clash and what many on the time have been calling international warfare III. Blood and Sand is a revelatory new heritage of those dramatic occasions, for the 1st time surroundings either crises within the context of the Arab–Israeli clash, and the treacherous strength politics of imperialism and oil. 
   Blood and Sand tells this tale hour by way of hour, with a desirable solid of characters together with Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anthony Eden, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nikita Khrushchev, Christian Pineau, Imre Nagy and David Ben-Gurion. it's a story of conspiracy and revolutions, spies and terrorists, kidnappings and assassination plots, the autumn of the British Empire and the increase of yank hegemony. Blood and Sand is vital to our realizing of the trendy heart East and resonates powerfully with the issues of oil regulate, spiritual fundamentalism and foreign harmony that face the realm today.

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