9780312286835-031228683X-Nasser: The Last Arab

Nasser: The Last Arab

ISBN-13: 9780312286835
ISBN-10: 031228683X
Edition: 1st
Author: Saïd K. Aburish
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover 432 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780312286835
ISBN-10: 031228683X
Edition: 1st
Author: Saïd K. Aburish
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover 432 pages

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Acknowledged author Saïd K. Aburish wrote Nasser: The Last Arab comprising 432 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 031228683X and 9780312286835. Since then Nasser: The Last Arab textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Since the death of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1970 there has been no ideology to capture the imagination of the Arab world except Islamic fundamentalism. Any sense of completely secular Arab states ended with him and what we see today happening in the Middle East is a direct result of Western opposition to Nasser's strategies and ideals.

Nasser is a fascinating figure fraught with dilemmas. With the CIA continually trying to undermine him, Nasser threw his lot in with the Soviet Union, even though he was fervently anti-Communist. Nasser wanted to build up a military on par with Israel's, but didn't want either the '56 or '67 wars. This was a man who was a dictator, but also a popular leader with an ideology which appealed to most of the Arab people and bound them together. While he was alive, there was a brief chance of actual Arab unity producing common, honest, and incorruptible governments throughout the region.

More than ever, the Arab world is anti-Western and teetering on disaster, and this examination of Nasser's life is tantamount to understanding whether the interests of the West and the Arab world are reconcilable.

Nasser is a definitive and engaging portrait of a man who stood at the center of this continuing clash in the Middle East.

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