From time to time, GuamDiary suggests reading certain books.
Today, we feel it useful, in light of the enhanced role of the US in the Arab spring and two messes of military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan, to review the Suez crisis of 1956, which set the tone of the American imprint in the region:
Benjamin Stora: 'Suez' [La Decouverte]
David Nichols: 'Eisenhower 1956: the president's year of crisis: Suez and the brink
of war' [Simmon & Schuster]