If you are trying to understand the situation in Egypt a little better, check out this excellent book list compiled by The New York Times. I’ve reproduced the list below so that you click on any title to reserve it.
- Cairo: The City Victorious by Max Rodenbeck
- A Portrait of Egypt by Mary Anne Weaver
- Muslim Extremism in Egypt by Giles Kepel
- The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
- The Strong Horse by Lee Smith
- The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz
- Cairo Modern by Naguib Mahfouz
- The Days by Taha Hussein
- Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age by Albert Hourani
The following books are not available in the Minuteman Library Network, but you may request them through Interlibrary Loan.
- Mobilizing Islam by Carrie Wickham
- The Muslim Brotherhood edited by Barry Rubin
- The Yacoubin Building by Alaa Al-Aswany.
- Zaat by Sonallah Ibrahim
- Master of Games by Miles Copeland, Jr.