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Nasser - (Makers of the Muslim World) by Joel Gordon (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 146

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: General

Series Title: Makers of the Muslim World

Format: Paperback

Publisher: ONEWorld Publications

Author: Joel Gordon

Language: English

Street Date: October 19, 2006
TCIN: 78685399
UPC: 9781851684113
Item Number (DPCI): 247-13-1943

Description

To cite an old Egyptian clich�, Nasser (1918-1970) was the 'first Egyptian to rule Egypt since Cleopatra.' Deposing the corrupt king Farouk, abolishing the monarchy and negotiating the withdrawal of the British, Nasser was truly beloved by millions. Even after catastrophic military disaster in the 'Six-Day War' of 1967, having resigned in humiliation, such was his standing that people filled the streets to clamour for his reinstatement. In this captivating profile, Joel Gordon examines the legacy of the famous autocrat, being careful to include his limitations as well as his many strengths.

CONTENTS
Acknowledgments

Note on transliteration

INTRODUCTION: BELOVED OF MILLIONS

1 WE'RE THE PEOPLE: 1918-1956

Modest beginnings

False hopes

Nights around the campfire

Free Officers

New era

2 THE GREATER NATION: 1956-1961

Gaza and Suez

Remaking Egypt

The Arab circle

Union

July 1958 - three crises

3 THE SOCIALIST GARDEN: 1961-1967

Arab socialism

Cultural revolutions

Democracy?

Hot and cold wars

Toward ruin

4 RUINS: 1967-1970

Staying on

Brothers divided

Shifting sands

Attrition

Race against death

CONCLUSION: A PICTURE

You live!

Successors

Legacies

Bibliographic essay

Index

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