Search Results: "Nasser Weddady"


BOOK REVIEW

NASSER by Said K. Aburish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2004

"'For an Arab to excel in administration is rare,' Aburish remarks in another curious statement. If so, Nasser was all the more exceptional."
Thoughtful—though sometimes puzzling—biography of the Arab world's "most charismatic leader since the Prophet Mohammed," and the last to command international influence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"A slim volume that successfully presents 'treasures, surprises, and rewards.'"
Law student Ahmari and Weddady, civil rights outreach director of the American Islamic Congress, present the "most compelling voices" from an essay competition they organized shortly after Lebanon's Cedar Revolution in 2005. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEAP by Nasser Rida
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2006

"An exceedingly reasonable proposal for reforming Muslim marriage."
Rida believes that he has found a sensible, lawful way to help solve the problem of divorce in Muslim cultures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A nice complement to Lloyd Gardner's similar book, The Road to Tahrir Square (2011), though Cook is more concerned with internal than international dynamics."
The unfolding of events leading up to the overthrow of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, including a detailed account of the build-up to revolution and how recent developments were organized. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A disturbing history that clearly reveals the dangerous 'collective American delusion' about the Middle East, which the author believes still persists today."
Seeking to align Egypt with the West, Dwight Eisenhower enacted disastrous foreign policy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Sobering—even scary—and necessary reading for historians of the modern era."
A Strangelovian paradox: The only way to preserve peace is to court war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A controversial mix of history and opinion that's both timely and noteworthy."
An Israeli insider's insightful account of 44 years of deadly superpower intrigue, inevitable Arab-Israeli wars, and elusive attempts at peace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Gardner ably pursues strategy and context as sources of political constraint and tension, providing a useful overview of Egypt's dealings with the U.S. Pair with Steven A. Cook's The Struggle for Egypt (2011), which provides greater detail on the variegated inputs at the local level."
Solid account of Egypt's still-developing political transformation and how it has related to the United States. Read full book review >