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This is a noble effort at humanising and modernising the study of contemporary world events and keeping them out of the grubby mitts of commentators keen on carving out a ill-fitting, wider political narrative. There are no grandiose 'Finland Station' moments for ideological posterity or tradition - just the stories of individual activists over a series of days, expressing the defiance, fear and hope that captivated people around the world and made the Egyptian Revolution the compelling story that it was.
It is possible that this book reflects a significant breakthrough in the recording of history. It puts out a concise, clinical assessment of the events as they unfolded and… Read more