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Inside Egypt: The Road to Revolution in the Land of the Pharaohs
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Inside Egypt: The Road to Revolution in the Land of the Pharaohs

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by John R. Bradley
 

The government of Egypt banned Inside Egypt in 2008—the first time a book on Egyptian politics had been banned in the country in decades—and quickly rescinded it after the media firestorm that followed. The book depicts the country before the collapse, and then explores recent events in Egypt and the realization of the predicted revolution. Through

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The government of Egypt banned Inside Egypt in 2008—the first time a book on Egyptian politics had been banned in the country in decades—and quickly rescinded it after the media firestorm that followed. The book depicts the country before the collapse, and then explores recent events in Egypt and the realization of the predicted revolution. Through interviews with ordinary Egyptians and extensive travels in the country, Bradley reveals why Egypt was vulnerable to a popular uprising and how it could bring about an Iranian-style theocracy in a country once noted for its plurality and tolerance.

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From the Publisher

“Bradley's books suggests Egypt's rupture had clear omens . . . and was promptly banned by the Mubarak government.” —The New Yorker

“This dark and sober look at contemporary Egypt . . . offers a compelling explanation for the anger now being seen on the streets of Cairo.” —The Christian Science Monitor

“Terrifically well told and extremely sobering” —Kirkus

“In this highly readable and thoughtful volume, Bradley provides a devastating critique of Egypt's current dictatorial government.” —Library Journal

Inside Egypt is an original, angry, brilliant, subtle, and highly readable expose of contemporary Egyptian politics and society.” —Peter Bergen, author of Holy War Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Know

“Egypt is the next domino to fall and, as they say, so goes Egypt so goes the Middle East. John R. Bradley hits the nail on the head, explaining why a pillar of American dominance in that part of the world is about to crumble.” —Robert Baer, former Middle East-based CIA operative, author of See No Evil and Sleeping with the Devil

“John Bradley's Inside Egypt is an informed and immensely readable addition to this literature” —Michael Burleigh, Kefaya

“...a must read for anyone interested in Egyptian politics.” —Nathan Field, Daily News Egypt

author of Holy War Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Peter Bergen

Inside Egypt is an original, angry, brilliant, subtle, and highly readable expose of contemporary Egyptian politics and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230120662
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,127,223
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

John R. Bradley has written for The Economist, The Washington Quarterly, The Financial Times, The New Republic, The Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, and Salon. Fluent in Egyptian Arabic, he is the author of the critically acclaimed Saudi Arabia Exposed: Inside a Kingdom in Crisis. He lives in Singapore.

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