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|Introduction: The Painful Truth||1|
|1.||The Dreamer from Nowhere||7|
|2.||The Encounter with Power||29|
|3.||The Road to Suez||57|
|4.||Give Them Dignity||87|
|5.||The Dark at the End of the Tunnel||123|
|6.||And I Shall Divide Your Araby into Two||155|
|7.||Search for an Honorable Exit||187|
|8.||Leader of the Arabs||221|
|9.||The Politics of Decline||249|
|10.||We Are Defeated||283|
|Epilogue: "You Live, Abu-Khalid, You Live"||313|
Posted November 18, 2008
Nasser died at 52. <BR/>During the last year of his regime he looked a haggard person who walked as though he would faint at any moment. <BR/>In his thirties 'Fear' was never a predominant factor influencing his decisions. <BR/>The people, though, had not been responsive enough to keep pace with Nasser's ambitions for progress and improvement. <BR/>The man was a 'workoholic'- 18 hours per day. <BR/>Nasser was firm (but not a dictator). <BR/>He did not use his 'office' for personal benefits - conflict of interest -neither for him nor for members of his family. <BR/>He's a soldier to the fingertip and, therefore, had a thorough vigilance of the 'politicians', but the dead hand of bureaucracy lingered on. <BR/><BR/>After the 1967 six days war with Israel, Nasser was emotionally devastated. <BR/>It was the feeling of impotence and frustration, that he could do nothing, which made the condition of his health so awful. <BR/><BR/>I believe the author should have elaborated the above points more forcefully.........
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Posted April 24, 2004
I think these biography of Gamal Abdel Nasser is the definitive Biography of the egyptian President. I think Nasser was one of the most fasinating figures in the 20 th century. The biography sheds new light on the person and the policy of Gamal Abdel Nasser. Since I read the late biography I anderstand the middle east better. I think this is am must for every one who claims interest in the middle east.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.