Suez 1956: A Personal Account

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Suez 1956: A Personal Account

By Selwyn Lloyd
Jonathan Cape/Mayflower Books, 1979
275 pp. $10.95

As Foreign Secretary in Eden's Cabinet, Selwyn Lloyd played an important role in the events of 1956, and here, in a book that is part memoir, part history, he gives his side of the story. Like others who had experienced Munich at first hand, he saw disquieting parallels in Nasser's provocations, and urged appropriate action. But the real villain to emerge from the book is Eisenhower's Administration, whose cold betrayal of an old ally smarts to this day. In all, there is little here that will cause us to revise our views of the crisis.

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