The definitive biography of Egyptian president Gamal Adbel Nasser, one of the most important Arab leaders of the 20th century; Since the death of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1970 there has been no ideology to capture the imagination of the Arab world except Islamic fundamentalism. Any sense of completely secular Arab states ended with him and what we see today happening in the Middle East is a direct result of Western opposition to his strategies and ideals. Nasser is a fascinating figure fraught with dilemmas. With the CIA continually trying to undermine him, Nasser threw his lot in with the Soviet Union, even though he was fervently anti-Communist. Nasser wanted to build up a military on par with Israel's, but didn't want either the '56 or '67 wars. This was a man who was a dictator, but also a popular leader. His ideology appealed to most of the Arab people and bound them together. While he was alive, there was a brief chance of actual Arab unity producing common, honest, and uncorruptable governments throughout the region. More than ever, the Arab world is anti-Western and teetering on disaster. This examination of Nasser's life is tantamount to understanding wheth
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Praise for Arafat:
"Mr. Aburish excells at this sort of insight. The author captures the elusive and contradictory nature of his subject." -- Wall Street Journal
"A provocative book about one of the most complicated and enigmatic political figures in the world today." -- Library Journal
Praise for Children of Bethany:
"A rich and intensely affecting work...It will enlighten not only those interested in the Middle East but anyone touched by the plight of dislocated populations." -- New York Times Book Review
"Said K. Aburish, a Palestinian Arab, has written a remarkable history of his people in this century." -- International Herald Tribune
Said Aburish has written numerous books including Children of Bethany, Cry Palestine, and biographies of Yasser Arafat and Saddam Hussein. He lives in London.
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Descrizione libro DUCKWORTH G, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. isbn matches very clean softcover. no marks. clean text. solid binding. very light wear. Fast service with confirmation, no international or priority orders over 4lbs. Codice libro della libreria mon0000092736
Descrizione libro DUCKWORTH G, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Book. Codice libro della libreria O1-ESCR-F8CN
Descrizione libro Very Good. UK stocked, available immediately. Trade paperback, published by Gerald Duckworth in 2005. A lovely bright copy throughout, with unmarked contents. Minor edge rubbing only. Illustrated. Codice libro della libreria sh7xahsg372
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR004305081