Inside Egypt: The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution

Paperback | August 18, 2009

byJohn R. Bradley

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First published in 2008 with the subtitle The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution, this strikingly prophetic and critically acclaimed book caused an international media firestorm when it was banned by former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. When the revolution it uniquely predicted took place in January 2011, Inside Egypt became essential reading for anyone wanting to understand what led to revolutionary upheaval in the Arab world's most populous country. In a new Afterword, the author explores the revolution itself, and ponders the still precarious future of a country he lived in for a decade.

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First published in 2008 with the subtitle The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution, this strikingly prophetic and critically acclaimed book caused an international media firestorm when it was banned by former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak. When the revolution it uniquely predicted took place in January 2011, Inside Egypt...

John R. Bradley is a widely published correspondent. Fluent in Egyptian Arabic, he is also the author of Saudi Arabia Exposed, Behind the Veil of Vice, and Tunisian Tsunami. He now divides his time between North Africa and Latin America.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.58 inPublished:August 18, 2009Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023061437X

ISBN - 13:9780230614376

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Table of Contents

A Failed Revolution
The Brothers
Sufis and Christians
The Bedouin
Torture
Corruption
Lost Dignity
Egypt after Mubarak

Editorial Reviews

"If you want to understand how Egypt got to this crossroads, read this book." -Fareed Zakaria, recommending Inside Egypt as his Book of the Week (CNN)"Bradley's book suggests Egypt's rupture had clear omens. and was promptly banned by the Mubarak government." -New Yorker"This dark and sober look at contemporary Egypt... offers a compelling explanation for the anger on the streets of Cairo" -The Christian Science Monitor"A blistering overview of what it's like to live in this autocratic, hopelessly corrupt society. Terrifically well told and extremely sobering." -Kirkus Reviews"An original, angry, brilliant, subtle, and highly readable exposé of contemporary Egyptian politics and society." -Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Know"Informed and immensely readable." -Literary Review (UK)"Essential reading for anyone interested in modern Egypt and the looming dramas of the Arab world." -United Press International"In this highly readable and thoughtful volume, Bradley provides a devastating critique of Egypt's [former] dictatorial government." -LIBRARY JOURNAL