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Nasser's Blessed Movement: Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Joel Gordon


This book explores the early years of military rule in Egypt following the Free Officers' coup d'etat of 1952. Enriched by interviews with actors in and observers of the events, the book shows how the officers' belief in a quick reformation by force was transformed into a vital, long-term process that changed the face of Egypt. Under Gamal Abdel Nasser, the military regime launched an ambitious program of social, economic, and political reform. Egypt became a leader in Arab and non-aligned politics, as well as a model for political mobilization and national development throughout the Third Wor ... More

Keywords: military rule, Free Officers, coup d'etat, political reform, Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, military regime, political mobilization, Third World, Egyptian revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9789774167782
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774167782.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joel Gordon, author
University of Arkansas