History - Middle East - Egypt (see Also Ancient - Egypt)

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They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: ...

Benjamin Ajak

Christopher Award WinnerLos Angeles Times BestsellerWashington Post Top 100 Books of the Year SelectionA stunning literary survival story of three young Sudanese boys, two brothers and a cousin-hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a &qu...

Published: Aug 2015

Alexandria: A History and Guide

E. M. Forster

In the autumn of 1915, in a "slightly heroic mood", E.M. Forster arrived in Alexandria, full of lofty ideals as a volunteer for the Red Cross. Yet most of his time was spent exploring "the magic, antiquity and complexit...

Published: May 2014

Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freed...

David D. Kirkpatrick

ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEARA 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 Middl...

Published: Jul 2019

You Are Under Arrest for Mastermindin...

Ahmed Salah

When hundreds of thousands of Egyptians occupied Cairo's Tahrir Square in 2011, they challenged a dictator who had ruled the country for three decades. As Egypt dominated headlines and turned the Arab Spring into the news event of th...

Published: Feb 2016

Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed

Ahdaf Soueif

When throngs of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the fall of Hosni Mubarak's regime, Ahdaf Soueif—author, journalist, lifelong progressive—was among them. Now, in this deeply personal work, Soueif summons her storytel...

Published: Oct 2014
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