Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 November 2016

280 Pages | 6 b/w illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774167782

Bookseller Code (1A)

Nasser's Blessed Movement

Egypt's Free Officers and the July RevolutionWith a New Introduction

Joel Gordon

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

This essential book explores the early years of military rule following the Free Officers' coup of 1952. Enriched by interviews with actors in and observers of the events, Nasser's Blessed Movement 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.
Joel Gordon analyzes the goals, programs, successes, and failures of the young regime, providing the most comprehensive account of the Egyptian revolution to date.