RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 44131723 LA English T1 Egypt during the Sadat years A1 Beattie, Kirk J., PB Palgrave PP New York YR 2000 SN 0312232462 9780312232467 0312236395 9780312236397 0333946685 9780333946688 AB "Kirk Beattie presents a look at Egyptian politics during the Sadat presidency. Beginning with an examination of the political and economic situation bequeathed by Nasser, he describes Sadat's succession to the presidency and his consolidation of power. His analysis focuses on Sadat's effort to chart a new political and economic path, including the daring October 1973 war, liberalization of Egypt's political economy, the January 1977 food riots, and peace with Israel. Simultaneously, Beattie highlights the important obstacles presented by intra-regime, civilian, and foreign opponents to Sadat's various political and economic development strategies, explaining the factors that led to Sadat's assassination. Based on hundreds of interviews with key actors representing diverse political viewpoints, this book provides keen insight to government and opposition behavior during Sadat's presidency."--Jacket.