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Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story

Author: Cambanis, Thanassis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


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Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story : Award-winning journalist Thanassis Cambanis tells the inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution.<br /><br />Cambanis brings to life the noble dreamers who brought Egypt to the brink of freedom, and the dark powerful forces that—for the time being—stopped them short. But he also tells a universal story of inspirational people willing to transform themselves in order to transform their society. He focuses on two pivotal leaders: One is Basem, an apolitical middle-class architect who puts his entire family in danger when he seizes the chance to improve his country. The other is Moaz, a contrarian Muslim Brother who defies his own organization to join the opposition.<br /><br />These revolutionaries had little more than their idealism with which to battle the secret police, the old oligarchs, and a power-hungry military determined to keep control. Basem wanted to change the system from within and became one of the only revolutionaries to win a seat in parliament. Moaz took a different course, convinced that only street pressure from youth movements could dismantle the old order. Their courageous and imperfect decisions produced an uprising with one enduring outcome: No Arab leader ever again can take the population's consent for granted.

Category   Subject
Political Science   General
History & Geography   Middle East

ISBN 13:9781451659009
ISBN 10:1451659008
Size:9.01" l x 5.93" w x 0.81" h
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