Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers And The July Revolution
With A New Preface by Joel GordonNasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers And The July Revolution
With A New Preface by Joel Gordon

Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers And The July Revolution With A New Preface

byJoel Gordon

Paperback | November 20, 2016

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This essential book explores the early years of military rule following the Free Officers' coup of 1952. Enriched by interviews with actors in and observers of the events, Nasser's Blessed Movement shows how the officers' belief in a quick reformation by force was transformed into a vital, long-term process that changed the face of Egypt. Under Gamal Abdel Nasser, the military regime launched an ambitious program of political, social, and economic reform. Egypt became a leader in Arab and non-aligned politics, as well as a model for political mobilization and national development throughout the Third World. Although Nasser exerted considerable personal influence over the course of events, his rise as a national and regional hero in the mid-1950s was preceded by a period in which he and his colleagues groped for direction, and in which many Egyptians disliked-even feared-them. Joel Gordon analyzes the goals, programs, successes, and failures of the young regime, providing the most comprehensive account of the Egyptian revolution to date. This edition includes a new Introduction that looks back at the post-1952 period from a post-2011 perspective.
Joel Gordon is professor of history at the University of Arkansas.
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Title:Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers And The July Revolution With A New PrefaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 20, 2016Publisher:The American University in Cairo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9774167783

ISBN - 13:9789774167782

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