Suez 1956: The Inside Story of the First Oil War

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In October 1956, Britain, France and Israel launched an attack on Egypt. For each of the contenders there was much more at stake than the future of the Canal. None of the combatants in the Suez campaign emerged in glory which may be why, in recent years, it has been largely relegated to academic studies. But the events surrounding the invasion, while combining the high drama with elements of political farce that make for a compelling story, had a greater impact on world affairs than many more famous conflicts.

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Barry Turner has been a full-time writer for twenty years but started writing long before that, first as a teacher and then as a journalist. He has been a regular presenter on radio and television , mostly for the arts and education. He is the author of COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY, descibed by the Daily Mail as 'A tapestry full of illuminating detail'.

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'An exhaustive but excellent account of the intervention....This is narrative history at its sharpest, offering insight and, perhaps, lessons to be learnt.'―Metro

an excellent, straightforward narrative of events―The Spectator

Barry Turner's lucid anlaysis . . . offers a fresh, concise, well-argued account, at ease with the complexity of events. He excels at unravelling the duplicitous threads of diplomacy.―The Sunday Times

'Highly professional and very well written'―Times Literary Supplement

'Detailed and timely . . . [a] valuable account of political chicanery'―Scotland on Sunday

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