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Description - Nasser by Tahia Gamal Abdel Nasser

Gamal Abdel Nasser, architect of Egypt's 1952 Revolution, president of the country from 1956 to 1970, hero to millions across the Arab world since the Suez Crisis, was also a family man, a devoted husband and father who kept his private life largely private. In 1973, three years after his early passing at the age of 52, his wife Tahia wrote a memoir of her beloved husband for her family. The family then waited almost forty years, through the presidencies of Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak, both unsympathetic to the memory of Nasser, before publishing Tahia's book in Arabic for the first time in 2011. Now this unique insight into the life of one of the giants of the twentieth century is finally available in English. Accompanied by more than one hundred photographs from the family archive, many never before published, this historic book tells the story of the couple's life together from their marriage in 1944, through the Revolution and Nasser's career on the world stage, revealing an unknown and intimate picture of the man behind the president.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774166112
ISBN-10: 9774166116
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 150mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Author Biography - Tahia Gamal Abdel Nasser

Tahia Gamal Abdel Nasser, born Tahia Kazem in 1923, married Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1944 and lived with him until his death in 1970. She died in 1990. Hoda Gamal Abdel Nasser, daughter of Tahia and Gamal Abdel Nasser, is professor of political science at Cairo University. Tahia Khaled Abdel Nasser, granddaughter of Tahia and Gamal Abdel Nasser, is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo. Shereen Mosaad is an Egyptian translator.