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|April 20, 2019

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A lively, revelatory popular history that tells the story of both the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956—a tale of conspiracy and revolutions, spies and terrorists, kidnappings and assassination plots, the fall of the British Empire and the…
The Buried: An Archaeology Of The Egyptian Revolution
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|May 7, 2019

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From the acclaimed author of River Town and Oracle Bones , an intimate excavation of life in one of the world's oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive change Drawn by a fascination with Egypt's rich history and culture, Peter Hessler moved with his wife…
The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt
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|October 23, 2003

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The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt from the stone age to the Roman conquest. The story of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans makes for…
The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed The Middle East
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|October 4, 2005

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An updated edition that sheds new light on one of the most dramatic reversals of military fortune in modern history. The easing of Israeli military censorship after four decades has enabled Abraham Rabinovich to offer fresh insights into this fiercest of…
The Diplomat: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis
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|September 22, 2015

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Shortlisted, John W. Dafoe Book Prize Saturday, November 3, 1956 The United Nations, New York City about 10 p.m. Lester Pearson, Canada's foreign minister (and future prime minister) stands before the United Nations General Assembly. He is about to speak,…
Emirate, Egyptian, Ethiopian: Colonial Experiences In Late Nineteenth-century Harar

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The Man In The White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

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Lucette Lagnado's father, Leon, is a successful Egyptian businessman and boulevardier who, dressed in his signature white sharkskin suit, makes deals and trades at Shepherd's Hotel and at the dark bar of the Nile Hilton. After the fall of King Farouk and the…
Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

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**ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR A candid narrative of how and why the Arab Spring sparked, then failed, and the truth about America's role in that failure and the subsequent military coup that put Sisi in power--from the Middle East correspondent of…
Revolution For Dummies: Laughing Through The Arab Spring
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|December 12, 2017

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“Hilarious and Heartbreaking. Comedy shouldn’t take courage, but it made an exception for Bassem.” --Jon Stewart "The Jon Stewart of the Arabic World"—the creator of The Program , the most popular television show in Egypt’s…
The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt
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|August 29, 2017

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The first in-depth look at how postwar thinkers in Egypt mapped the intersections between Islamic discourses and psychoanalytic thought In 1945, psychologist Yusuf Murad introduced an Arabic term borrowed from the medieval Sufi philosopher and mystic Ibn 'Arabi-…
Ike's Gamble: America's Rise to Dominance in the Middle East

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This major retelling of the Suez Crisis of 1956—one of the most important events in the history of US policy in the Middle East—shows how President Eisenhower came to realize that Israel, not Egypt, is America’s strongest regional ally. In 1956…
Egypt: A Short History
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|October 25, 2000

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This concise new guide to Egyptian history considers not only the ancient past but also the last 200 years of modernization and the evolution of the Egyptian state, right up to contemporary developments.
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