We Are Your Soldiers

Audiobook Details

Author:

Alex Rowell

Narrated By:

Nigel Patterson

Length:

12 hrs and 59 mins

File Type:

.zip

Release Date:

11-14-23

File Size:

333.4 MB

Audiobook Summary

Gamal Abdel Nasser, the larger-than-life Egyptian president who ruled for eighteen years between the coup d’etat he led in 1952 and his death in 1970, is best known for wresting the Suez Canal from the British and French empires and befriending such iconic revolutionaries as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Yet there is a darker side to Nasser’s regime. He was a brutal authoritarian, whose legacy, Alex Rowell argues, lies at the heart of the violent and repressive order that still prevails throughout the Arab world today.

We Are Your Soldiers examines seven countries—Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, and Libya—weaving the epic tale of Nasser’s dramatic encounters with each to reassess his impact in the Arab sphere. These engagements were often drenched in blood and destruction, leaving deep scars that endure to the present. Rowell shows how the Nasser years were crucial to the formation of regimes as varied as Bashar al-Assad’s Syria, Muammar al-Gaddafi’s Libya, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, and Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi’s Egypt.

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