By Tarek Osman
Tarek Osman's vigorous account of Egypt, its contemporary historical past, and myriad inner conflicts and frustrations, used to be released in November 2010 to speedy acclaim. inside months, the Egyptian humans had risen in protest opposed to the regime and President Mubarak used to be pressured to renounce. during this absolutely revised and up-to-date variation, Osman tells the intense tale of the February 2011 protests, and discusses their implications for Egypt and the remainder of the world.
"Short, readable, transparent, and passionately written. an exceptional creation to Egypt's story.”—Boston Globe
"Tarek Osman, a Western-educated Egyptian banker and coffee columnist, brings the attention of an clever novice to the tale of this country’s previous part century. He writes with feeling, subsidized up through an impressively large checklist of assets in addition to sharp severe perception and astute judgement."—The Economist
"Osman can provide textured old context . . . and he focuses research extra safely than most modern pundits."—Carlin Romano, The Chronicle of upper Education
(Carlin Romano The Chronicle of upper Education)
“Published a short while earlier than millions of Egyptians begun pouring into Cairo's Tahrir sq., Egypt at the breaking point is a well timed account of Egypt close to the tip of the 30-year Mubarak period. it really is provided thematically, instead of chronologically, and some of the most fascinating issues is the idea that while Egypt within the age of liberal nationalism (the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties) and the Nasser years (1952-70) had a local status and a feeling of nationwide goal, Hosni Mubarak's regime misplaced either this status and this function because it devolved right into a dreary despotism. but Osman writes with neither nostalgia nor disdain. Separate chapters speak about the Islamists, the Christians, the increase of liberal capitalism, and Egypt's adolescence. Even the belief, which speculates on who and what regime may substitute Mubarak, now overtaken by means of occasions, bargains important options on Egypt's certain politics.”—L. Carl Brown, overseas Affairs
(L. Carl Brown international Affairs)