Blood, Oil and the Axis

By John Broich,

Book cover of Blood, Oil and the Axis: The Allied Resistance Against a Fascist State in Iraq and the Levant, 1941

Book description

Spring 1941 was a high point for the Axis war machine. Western Europe was conquered; southeastern Europe was falling, Great Britain on its heels; and Rommel's Afrika Korps was freshly arrived to drive on the all-important Suez Canal.

In Blood, Oil and the Axis, historian John Broich tells the story…

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1 author picked Blood, Oil and the Axis as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

It is a timely book about a part of the world that is, even today, reaping the chaos sown by decades-old mistakes. John Broich, historian and Professor at Case Western Reserve University, has written the history of the Middle East and Levant, spanning the years from WWI to WWII.

The book is written with both humor and flair, making it eminently readable for the history buff, as well as for anyone interested in the story of that part of the world. The little-known characters with their personal stories, who played a part on that stage, take the book from bare-boned…

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