Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against a Fascist State in Iraq and the Levant, 1941 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 1468313991
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"John Broich aptly details ... a worthy, informative, and enjoyable history of the war, highlighting an often overlooked aspect of the conflict." --ForeWord Reviews

"[Blood, Oil and the Axis] does an excellent job of interlacing the story of a campaign that plays out like a John le Carré novel, with dashing provocateurs, daring soldiers, and covert operatives all mixed into a brew of Arab nationalism and French dismay at having to repel what they considered Allied invaders." --New York Journal of Books

"Smartly written and deeply researched ... a remarkable story of courage, initiative, and bold small-unit leadership." --WWII Magazine

"...Almost absurdly colorful. Mr. Broich tells the story with enthusiasm and an impressive ability to summarize big-picture complexities. ...In places, as spies stalk the region, the material is like 'Casablanca' meets 'The English Patient.'"  --The Wall Street Journal

"...Action-packed...John Broich has written a thoroughly researched, clear, and readable exposition of a series of sadly neglected Second World War events...a masterly job." --The Journal of Military History

About the Author

John Broich holds a PhD in British History from Stanford University, and is a professor of British Empire and WWII history at Case Western Reserve University. His writing appears in the Washington Post, TheGuardian.com, Smithsonian.com, and BBC History Magazine. He is the author of Squadron: Ending the African Slave Trade, available from Overlook Press. He lives in Ohio and Minnesota.

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  • Hardcover : 368 pages
  • Item Weight : 1.35 pounds
  • ISBN-10 : 1468313991
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1468313994
  • Product Dimensions : 6.6 x 1.65 x 9.55 inches
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams; 1st Edition (May 7, 2019)
  • Language: : English
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