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  • Pan-Arabism before Nasserby Michael Doran

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 49.99

    This book aims to alter profoundly the accepted version of the history of post-World War II Egyptian foreign policy. To this end, Doran convincingly demonstrates the absence of any true pan-Arab front from the very beginning of the Arab League. Reconsidering Cairo's policy decisions during the critical years from 1944 to 1948, he proves that Egyptian... more...

  • Global Security Watch--Egypt: A Reference Handbookby Denis J. Sullivan; Kimberly Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    Despite the appearance of political and military stability, Egypt may be standing at the edge of a precipice as the state remains grounded in rigid authoritarianism while the population, including a struggling civil society, readies itself to make the leap to democratization. This characterization has far-reaching implications for relations between... more...

  • The Egyptian Expeditionary Force in World War Iby Michael J. Mortlock

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    This military history follows the 5th Battalion of the Suffolk regiment from England to Syria and the end of World War I. Among the previously untapped primary source materials used are the author's father's correspondence and photographs from his 1913-1919 service with the 5th Suffolk in England, Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine and Syria. It follows... more...

  • A History of Egyptby Jason Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    In A History of Egypt , Jason Thompson has written the first one-volume work to encompass all 5,000 years of Egyptian history, highlighting the surprisingly strong connections between the ancient land of the Pharaohs and the modern-day Arab nation.  No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. However, it is rarely... more...

  • The Struggle for Egyptby Steven A. Cook

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 19.99

    The recent revolution in Egypt has shaken the Arab world to its roots. The most populous Arab country and the historical center of Arab intellectual life, Egypt is a lynchpin of the US's Middle East strategy, receiving more aid than any nation except Israel. This is not the first time that the world and has turned its gaze to Egypt, however. A... more...

  • The War That Never Wasby Duff Hart-Davis

    Random House 2011; US$ 11.30

    For the very first time, The War That Never Was tells the fascinating story of a secret war fought by British mercenaries in the Yemen in the early 1960s. In a covert operation organised over whisky and sodas in the clubs of Chelsea and Mayfair, a group of former SAS officers - led by the irrepressible Colonel Jim Johnson - arranged for a squadron... more...

  • The Suez-Sinai Crisisby Moshe Shemesh; Selwyn Illan Troen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 177.95

    A comprehensive and balanced volume which juxtaposes the views of statesmen with those of military leaders that fought the war. more...

  • Nasser at Warby Laura James

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    From his 1956 Suez triumph to the 1967 defeat, President Nasser of Egypt dominated the Arab revolution. Drawing on new Arabic material, this history casts a fresh light on Nasser's era and legacy of conflict and provides an essential background to developments in the contemporary Arab world. more...

  • British Defence of Egypt, 1935-40by Steve Morewood

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    A comprehensive and challenging analysis of the British defence of Egypt, primarily against fascist Italy, in the critical lead-up period to the Second World War. Culminating in the decisive defeat of the Italian military threat at Sidi Barrani in December 1940, this is a fascinating new contribution to the field. The security of Egypt, a constant... more...

  • British Pro-Consuls in Egypt, 1914-1929by C. W. R. Long

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    With World War I and Egypt's colourful politics as background, C.W.R. Long tells the story of four proconsuls (McMahon, Wingate, Allenby and Lloyd), their principal opponent, Sa'ad Zaghul, and the great events of the time: the rise of the Wafd party, the uprising of 1919, the murder of Sir Lee Stack and the Allenby ultimatum. He sheds new light on... more...