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  • Red Heatby Alex von Tunzelmann

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; US$ 15.99

    America's secret war in the Caribbean during the Cold War is revealed as never before in this riveting story of the machinations and blunders of superpowers, and the daring of the mavericks who took them on. During the presidencies of Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson, the Caribbean was in crisis, while the United States and the USSR acted out the... more...

  • Indian Summerby Alex von Tunzelmann

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; US$ 13.99

    The stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947 liberated 400 million Indians from the British Empire. One of the defining moments of world history had been brought about by a tiny number of people, including Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery prime minister-to-be; Gandhi, the mystical figure who enthralled a nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, the glamorous... more...

  • Blood and Sandby Alex von Tunzelmann

    Simon & Schuster UK 2016; US$ 38.99 US$ 27.50

    Blood & Sand tells this story hour by hour with a fascinating cast of characters including Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anthony Eden, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nikita Khrushchev, Christian Pineau, Imre Nagy and David Ben-Gurion. It is a tale of conspiracy and revolutions, spies and terrorists, kidnappings and assassination plots, the fall of the British Empire... more...

  • Reel Historyby Alex von Tunzelmann

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    From ancient Egypt to the Tudors to the Nazis, the film industry has often defined how we think of the past. But how much of what you see on the screen is true? And does it really matter if filmmakers just make it all up? Picking her way through Hollywood's version of events, acclaimed historian Alex von Tunzelmann sorts the fact from the fiction.... more...

  • Blood and Sandby Alex von Tunzelmann

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    A lively, revelatory popular history that tells the story of both the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956?a tale of conspiracy and revolutions, spies and terrorists, kidnappings and assassination plots, the fall of the British Empire and the rise of American hegemony under the heroic leadership of President Dwight D. Eisenhower?which... more...

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