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The Road to Tahrir Square: Egypt and the United States from the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak Lloyd C. Gardner


Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Aug 2011 | The New Press | 9781595587213 | 240pp | 210x140mm | GEN | AUD$32.99, NZD$39.99
When protesters in Egypt began to fill Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 25th--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. From Franklin D. Roosevelt's brief meeting with King Farouk near the end of World War II to Barack Obama's Cairo Speech in 2009 and the recent fall of Mubarak--the most significant turning point in American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War--this timely new book answers the urgent question of why Egypt has mattered so much to the United States.