Nasser

Pages: 160
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

Nasser

Hero of the Arab Nation

Joel Gordon

In this captivating study, Joel Gordon examines the legacy of the famous autocrat, being careful to include his limitations as well as his many strengths.
Hardback
9781851684113 (1 Oct 2006)
RRP £25.00 / US$30.00

The Book

To cite an old Egyptian cliché, Nasser (1918-1970) was the ‘first Egyptian to rule Egypt since Cleopatra.' Deposing the corrupt king Farouk, abolishing the monarchy and negotiating the withdrawal of the British, Nasser was truly beloved by millions. Even after catastrophic military disaster in the ‘Six-Day War' of 1967, having resigned in humiliation, such was his standing that people filled the streets to clamour for his reinstatement. In this captivating profile, Joel Gordon examines the legacy of the famous autocrat, being careful to include his limitations as well as his many strengths.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 160
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations

 

About the Author

Joel Gordon is Associate Professor of Modern Middle East History and Popular Culture at the University of Arkansas. He is author of Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July Revolution, currently in its second edition.