- Paperback: 712 pages
- Publisher: I.B.Tauris; Reprint edition (30 Jan. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848855338
- ISBN-13: 978-1848855335
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 5.4 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Suez: Britain's End of Empire in the Middle East Paperback – 30 Jan 2011
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'... a superb account ... that rare thing: a compelling read that will also serve to define the context for all future scholarship on the subject' --The Economist
'... the definite work on the subject ... easily surpasses all earlier accounts' --Anthony Howard, TLS
'... has the quality of making everything that has come before ... look like a pamphlet off the top of a partisan's head' --Roy Jenkins, The Sunday Times
About the Author
Keith Kyle (1925-2007) worked as a journalist, broadcaster, author and scholar throughout the world over the course of his long career. Among his many publications are 'Whither Israel?: The Domestic Challenges' (with Joel Peters), 'The Politics of the Independence of Kenya' and his autobiography 'Keith Kyle: Reporting the World'. He remained actively involved in international history and politics until his death in 2007.
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Kyle gives a very thorough accountof the events leading up to the Suez invasion; the actual operation: and the reasons why it could never have succeeded.
As far as the question of collusion goes it is interesting that as a National Service Midshpman I and my mates were in Toulons in the Autumn of 1956 and in every bar or restaurant we were hailed as being alllies in a coming operation to topple Nasser.
The most disturbing thing is that Blair, who was not old & failing took us into Iraq for spurious reasons. "When wil they ever learn?"