When protesters in Egypt began to fill Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 25, 2011 - and refused to leave until their demand that Hosni Mubarak step down was met - the politics of the region changed overnight. And the United States' long friendship with the man who had ruled under emergency law for thirty years came starkly into question. The Road to Tahrir Square is the first book to connect past and present - from Franklin D.
Steven A Cook offers a sweeping account of Egypt in the modern era, chronicling decisive episodes from the rise of Nasser to the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood and the 2011 demonstrations in Tahrir Square.
When Egyptians began demonstrating against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak on 25 January 2011, few could anticipate that the demonstrations would grow into a revolution to astonish the world. Millions of Egyptians were soon joining in every day in cities across the country, but Tahrir Square became the beating heart of the revolution, its center, its life force, and its spirit, a spirit that was peaceful, inclusive, creative, and determined.
Title: The Struggle for Egypt( From Nasser to Tahrir Square) Binding: Paperback Author: StevenA.Cook Publisher: OxfordUniversityPress,USA