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Author Cook, Steven A.

Title The struggle for Egypt : from Nasser to Tahrir Square / Steven A. Cook
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (433 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Egypt for the Egyptians -- The rise of the officers -- Setback and revolt -- Hero of the crossing -- A tale of two Egypts -- Radar contact lost -- Zamalek lobbies
Summary The recent revolution in Egypt has shaken the Arab world to its roots. The most populous Arab country and the historical center of Arab intellectual life, Egypt is a lynchpin of the US's Middle East strategy, receiving more aid than any nation except Israel. This is not the first time that the world and has turned its gaze to Egypt, however. A half century ago, Egypt under Nasser became the putative leader of the Arab world and a beacon for all developing nations. Yet in the decades prior to the 2011 revolution, it was ruled over by a sclerotic regime plagued by nepotism and corruption
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1952-1970.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1970-1981.
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1981-2011.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199795320 (electronic bk.)
9780199795321 (electronic bk.)