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Author Cambanis, Thanassis.

Title Once upon a revolution : an Egyptian story / Thanassis Cambanis.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    962.055 CAM    Available
Description ix, 274 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Breaking the wall of fear -- The country is dying -- Enough -- The republic of Tahrir -- Seeds of discontent -- Stuck in the square -- The owner of this world is a devil -- Upstairs from the dead cow -- I don't fear my people -- The enemy within -- The revolution continues.
Summary "Tells the inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution by following two courageous and pivotal leaders--and their imperfect decisions that changed the world. In January 2011, in Cairo's Tahrir Square, a group of strangers sparked a revolution. Basem, an apolitical middle-class architect, jeopardized the lives of his family when he seized the chance to improve his country. Moaz, a contrarian Muslim Brother, defied his own organization to join the opposition. These revolutionaries had little more than their idealism with which to battle the secret police, the old oligarchs, and a power-hungry military determined to keep control. Basem was determined to change the system from within and became one of the only revolutionaries to win a seat in parliament. Moaz took a different course, convinced that only street pressure from youth movements could dismantle the old order. Thanassis Cambanis tells the story of the noble dreamers who brought Egypt to the brink of freedom, and the dark powerful forces that--for the time being--stopped them short. But he also tells a universal story of inspirational people willing to transform themselves in order to transform their society...and the world"--From publisher's website.
Subject Kamel, Basem.
Abdelkareem, Moaz.
Political activists -- Egypt -- Biography.
Civic leaders -- Egypt -- Biography.
Revolutionaries -- Egypt -- Biography.
Social change -- Egypt -- History -- 21st century.
Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011-
Egypt -- History -- 1981- -- Biography.
ISBN 9781451658996 (hardcover)
1451658990 (hardcover)

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