Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East (Hardback)
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Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 07/08/2018
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A poignant, deeply human portrait of Egypt during the Arab Spring, told through the lives of individuals 'This will be the must read on the destruction of Egypt's revolution and democratic moment' Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director of Human Rights Watch 'Sweeping, passionate ... An essential work of reportage for our time' Philip Gourevitch, author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brother as president. New York Times correspondent David D. Kirkpatrick arrived in Egypt with his family less than six months before the uprising first broke out in 2011. As revolution and violence engulfed the country, he lived through Cairo's hopes and disappointments alongside the diverse population of his new city. Into the Hands of the Soldiers is a heartbreaking story with a simple message: the failings of decades of autocratic rule are the reason for the chaos we see across the Arab world. Understanding the story of what happened in those years can help readers make sense of everything taking place across the region today - from the terrorist attacks in North Sinai to the bedlam in Syria and Libya.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408898468
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 728 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Kirkpatrick watched a historic popular uprising unfold. In this book, he brings the story to vivid life through the eyes of both the poor and the powerful -- Stephen Kinzer, author of 'All the Shah's Men'
Both astute and insightful, and often as comical as it is tragic -- Lynsey Addario, author of 'It's What I Do'
Sweeping, passionate ... An essential work of reportage for our time -- Philip Gourevitch, author of 'We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families'
This will be the must read on the destruction of Egypt's revolution and democratic moment -- Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director of Human Rights Watch
A twenty-first-century successor to William L. Shirer's Berlin Diary: a first-rate reporter's riveting eyewitness account of the unfolding of a world-historical tragedy. Kirkpatrick has an uncanny ability to lend a sense of real-time suspense to events in the recent past, and to get to the truth of a dauntingly elusive story -- Nicholas Lemann, author of 'The Promised Land'
David D. Kirkpatrick landed in Cairo as the New York Times bureau chief on the eve of revolution. Into the Hands of the Soldiers is his gripping narrative of the tumultuous years that followed, in which he was often in the eye of the storm. Observant, eloquent and empathetic, he's the perfect guide to the perplexing and sometimes heartbreaking events that snuffed out the democratic hopes of the Arab Spring. This is the rare non-fiction book that's as entertaining as it is informative -- James B. Stewart, author of 'Tangled Webs' and 'Heart of a Soldier'
In his new book, Into the Hands of the Soldiers, Mr Kirkpatrick describes these tumultuous times in compelling detail. The author is honest about how hard it was to interpret events, grasp the motives of people such as Mr Sisi and Mr Morsi and predict the direction in which Egypt was heading ... But Mr Kirkpatrick, who dodged bullets and official harassment, deciphered the mystery. The same cannot be said of the foreign powers, especially America, that watched as Egypt's democracy crumbled * Economist *

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