Muzakarat fil-Siyasah al-Misriyyah. Part I: 1912-1937. [Memoirs on Egyptian Politics].

Heikal, Mohammad Hassanein.

Book ID: 18475

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8vo. [1], 443 pp., Arabic text, contemporary half calf, lightly rubbed at spine, title gilt on raised spine, small mark at top margin of first two leaves, otherwise copy clean and in very good condition, Maktabat al-Nahda al-Misriyyah, Cairo, 1951.

Synopsis

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal (1923 – 2016) was an Egyptian journalist. For 17 years (1957–1974), he was editor-in-chief of the Cairo newspaper Al-Ahram and was a commentator on Arab affairs for more than 50 years. Heikal articulated the thoughts of President Gamal Abdel Nasser earlier in his career. He worked as a ghost writer for the Egyptian president Abdel Nasser and represented the ideology of pan-Arabism. Heikal was a member of the Central Committee of the Arab Socialist Union. He was appointed minister of information in 1970 but resigned from government in 1974 over differences with President Anwar Sadat.

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