“If you want to understand how Egypt got to this crossroads, read this book.”—Fareed Zakaria, recommending Inside Egypt as his Book of the Week (CNN)
“Bradley’s book suggests Egypt’s rupture had clear omens… and was promptly banned by the Mubarak government.” --New Yorker
“This dark and sober look at contemporary Egypt... offers a compelling explanation for the anger on the streets of Cairo”—The Christian Science Monitor
“A blistering overview of what it’s like to live in this autocratic, hopelessly corrupt society. Terrifically well told and extremely sobering.”—Kirkus Reviews
“An original, angry, brilliant, subtle, and highly readable exposé of contemporary Egyptian politics and society.” --Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc. and The Osama bin Laden I Know
“Informed and immensely readable.”—Literary Review (UK)
“Essential reading for anyone interested in modern Egypt and the looming dramas of the Arab world.”—United Press International
”In this highly readable and thoughtful volume, Bradley provides a devastating critique of Egypt’s [former] dictatorial government.”—LIBRARY JOURNAL
John R. Bradley is a widely published correspondent. Fluent in Egyptian Arabic, he is also the author of Saudi Arabia Exposed, Behind the Veil of Vice, and Tunisian Tsunami. He now divides his time between North Africa and Latin America.
One last note, as usual, I ordered the book and a couple of days later I received it.
The book has some extremely interesting anecdotes that give you a good perspective on Egypt and it dwells on some really interesting topics.
It is smoothly written, combining journalistic reporting with historical and political analysis.
I recommend this book. Most of the subjects are very actual and Mr. Badley writes in a very please way making it a very please book. Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by Marco
I read this book when it first came out and was quite impressed, but deep inside me, thought a revolution will never ever happen in Egypt as Egyptians are used to their rulers... Read morePublished on June 24, 2011 by No Name
Bradley predicted the revolution in Egypt and his book is helpful background. He lived in Egypt for 10 years and is fluent in Egyptian Arabic. Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Golda
This book contains a large number of vignettes and encounters that are extremely useful in understanding what led to the recent demonstrations, the ouster of Mubarak, and the work... Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by Victor A. Vyssotsky
The book has some extremely interesting anecdotes that give you a good perspective on Egypt and it dwells on some really interesting topics. Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by Lars Stenbaek
The book described in detail the history of Egypt under the military junta that seized power since 1954, after the removal of democracy advocate Muhammad Naguib, the first... Read morePublished on May 3, 2009 by Anubis
I am a college student studying the Middle East and I was in Model UN group and was Saudi Arabia when I firs discovered Bradley. Read morePublished on November 12, 2008 by Christopher M. Whitman Jr.
A great read for Anyone who wants to know the state of Egypt today. Banned in Egypt for that reason??Published on August 13, 2008 by Amr Marzouk
This is the perfect volume if you are looking for one book to read before visiting Egypt, or just to get a handle on the country. Read morePublished on June 17, 2008 by chitatel