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    DescriptionThis book talks about a British Prime Minister urging a sceptical public to war in the Middle East, and a project, both desperate and ambitious, to radically change the political landscape of the Arab world. With Tony Blair and George Bush's authority ever more threatened by the blowback from their venture in the Middle East, the Suez Crisis of 1956, which brought down a government and changed the pattern of world politics for ever, has taken on a new relevance. The similarities with contemporary Iraq leap out, as do the differences. Fifty years after Antony Eden's fateful decision to take on the Egyptian President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, veteran Guardian journalist Martin Woollacott retraces the legacy of this dramatic foreign policy blunder. Bringing to life the personalities and moods of the post-war scene, he shows how Suez changed the Middle East, Britain, and the world.


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    Title
    After Suez
    Subtitle
    Adrift in the American Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Woollacott
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 472 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845111762
    ISBN 10: 1845111761
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBLW3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 520
    DC22: 909.825
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, HIS026000
    B&T Approval Code: A44093000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    B&T Approval Code: A15202024
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    B&T Approval Code: A41203022
    DC22: 962.053
    LC classification: DT107.83 .W66 2006
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    12 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Martin Woollacott is a Foreign Affairs commentator for the Guardian, having previously been their Foreign News Editor for six years. In over forty years experience as a journalist he has won six awards, including the James Cameron Award for his coverage of Kurdistan in 1991, and was nominated International Reporter of the Year for his coverage of the Vietnam war in 1975.
    Review quote
    The Observer Review, 1 October 2006 'Wisely, veteran Guardian journalist Martin Woollacott did not set out to prospect for new nuggets. Rather, he uses Suez as a peg on which to hang some illuminating reflections about the West and the Middle East and to follow British policy in an era dominated by the expansion of American power, until both faltered at the gates of Baghdad. - Barry Turner GOOD BOOK GUIDE '.. this is a penetrating analysis of the 'two greatest disasters in modern British history''; OLDIE 'Woollacott, in typically deft sentences, says it all...' - Tim Llewellyn NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS 'In a new and convincingly argued book, Martin Woollacott traces a direct line from the Suez disaster to the United States' 2003 interventions in Iraq and the related effects on US and British foreign policy and on the situation in the Middle East.' - Sir Brian Urquhart TRIBUNE '..captures the dynamics of the Anglo-American relationship' - Anna Whiston