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Witness to war and peace : Egypt, the October War, and beyond

Author: أبو الغيط، أحمد، مؤلف. ; Aḥmad Abū al-Ghayṭ; Sarah Enany
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt : The American University in Cairo Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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"The son of a fighter pilot, raised in an air force barracks, Ahmed Aboul Gheit was privy to the confidential meetings, undisclosed memoranda, and battle secrets of Egyptian diplomacy for many decades. After a stint at military college, he began his career at the Egyptian embassy in Cyprus before later going on to become permanent representative to the United Nations and eventually, Egypt's minister of foreign  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Aḥmad Abū al-Ghayṭ; Aḥmad Abū al-Ghayṭ
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: أبو الغيط، أحمد، مؤلف. ; Aḥmad Abū al-Ghayṭ; Sarah Enany
ISBN: 9774168852 9789774168857
OCLC Number: 1021298493
Language Note: In English; translated from the Arabic.
Notes: "First published in Arabic in 2013 by Nahdet Misr Publishing House as Shahadati [thus] ʻala al-harb wa-l-salam"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 373 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Shāhid ʻalá al-ḥarb wa-al-salām.
Responsibility: Ahmed Aboul Gheit ; translated by Sarah Enany.

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"The son of a fighter pilot, raised in an air force barracks, Ahmed Aboul Gheit was privy to the confidential meetings, undisclosed memoranda, and battle secrets of Egyptian diplomacy for many decades. After a stint at military college, he began his career at the Egyptian embassy in Cyprus before later going on to become permanent representative to the United Nations and eventually, Egypt's minister of foreign affairs under Hosni Mubarak. In this fascinating memoir, Aboul Gheit looks back on the 1973 October War and the diplomatic efforts that followed it, revealing the secrets of his long career for the first time. In vivid detail he describes the deliberations of Egypt's political leadership in the run-up to the war, including the process of articulating Egypt's war aims, the secret communications between President Sadat and U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the role of the Soviet Union during the war, and the unfolding of events on the battlefront in Sinai. He then gives a detailed and deeply personal account of the arduous process of peacemaking that followed, covering the 1973 Geneva Conference, the 1977 Mena House Conference, Sadat's visit to Israel, the 1978 Camp David Accords, and the subsequent 1979 Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty. From Sadat's impassioned address to his cabinet on the eve of the war to delegations ripping out the wiring at their respective hotels, from Jimmy Carter cycling through the bungalows at Camp David to Yitzhak Shamir's blunt admissions to his Arab counterparts in the 1991 Madrid conference, Aboul Gheit offers an information-packed, first-person account of a turbulent time in Middle Eastern history." --

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