A 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 Middle East correspondent of the New York Times.In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages, and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brother as president. The ...
|Title||:||Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East Reviews
The 2011 Egyptian Revolution was probably the most captivating political spectacle of a generation. Seven years later, after watching the revolution rise, try to steady itself and then collapse in the face of a brutal counterrevolution, David Kirkpatrick has written what is perhaps the best history of this period to date. Based on his own on-the-ground reporting as a New York Times correspondent in Egypt as well as access to top officials in D.C. and Cairo, Kirkpatrick has reconstructed the even ...more
A very well written and comprehensive book. There has been many books about this period but this is the only one that covers how surprised and unprepared the US has been and how divided the Obama administration was, about how to deal with every development. It also covered a lot of blank areas of my knowledge and questions about some events. The writer is objective and deeply caring about Egypt and the Egyptians. His ability to gain so much knowledge of Egypt in a short period is remarkable.
An excellent explanation of the tumult that engulfed Egypt from 2011 - the present. Written as a series of dispatches dealing with crucial events or key stakeholders, Kirkpatrick illustrates the high drama of the Arab Spring and the aftermath.