James Barr

Wed 14 Aug 12:15 - 13:15

Spark Theatre on George Street

£12.00, £10.00

James Barr

Last Gasp of Empire

After the Second World War, the US and Britain were united in their hatred of the Soviet Union but were also locked in their own rivalry. That’s the premise of James Barr’s Lords of the Desert, which charts the two countries’ 25 year wrestle to control the Middle East. Barr steers a fascinating path through the 1953 CIA-MI5 coup to overthrow Mossadegh in Iran, and the Suez crisis of 1956. Chaired by Allan Little.

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