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Nichols, David A. (David Allen), 1939-
Eisenhower 1956 : the president's year of crisis : Suez and the brink of war / David A. Nichols
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E836 .N529 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Egypt -- History -- Intervention, 1956
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961
Subject(s) Political leadership -- United States -- Case studies
International relations -- Decision making
Physical Description xx, 346 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-332) and index
Contents The man and the moment -- Crises of the heart -- Back in the saddle again -- The candidate -- A tangle of policy and politics -- Trouble over Aswan -- A growing rift -- Betrayal of trust -- Double-crossing Ike -- Days of crisis -- A perfect storm -- Reluctant withdrawal -- Conclusion: waging peace in the Middle East
Summary Draws on hundreds of newly declassified documents to present an account of the Suez crisis that reveals the considerable danger it posed as well as the influence of Eisenhower's health problems and the 1956 election campaign

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