The Buried

The Buried

  • Author : Peter Hessler
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 480
  • ISBN-10 : 0525559574
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A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist "Extraordinary...Sensitive and perceptive, Mr. Hessler is a superb literary archaeologist, one who handles what he sees with a bit of wonder that he gets to watch the history of this grand city unfold, one day at a time.” —Wall Street Journal From the acclaimed author of River Town and Oracle Bones, an intimate excavation of life in one of the world's oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive change Drawn by a fascination with Egypt's rich history and culture, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo in 2011. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, and visit the legendary archaeological digs of Upper Egypt. After his years of covering China for The New Yorker, friends warned him Egypt would be a much quieter place. But not long before he arrived, the Egyptian Arab Spring had begun, and now the country was in chaos. In the midst of the revolution, Hessler often traveled to digs at Amarna and Abydos, where locals live beside the tombs of kings and courtiers, a landscape that they call simply al-Madfuna: "the Buried." He and his wife set out to master Arabic, striking up a friendship with their instructor, a cynical political sophisticate. They also befriended Peter's translator, a gay man struggling to find happiness in Egypt's homophobic culture. A different kind of friendship was formed with the neighborhood garbage collector, an illiterate but highly perceptive man named Sayyid, whose access to the trash of Cairo would be its own kind of archaeological excavation. Hessler also met a family of Chinese small-business owners in the lingerie trade; their view of the country proved a bracing counterpoint to the West's conventional wisdom. Through the lives of these and other ordinary people in a time of tragedy and heartache, and through connections between contemporary Egypt and its ancient past, Hessler creates an astonishing portrait of a country and its people. What emerges is a book of uncompromising intelligence and humanity--the story of a land in which a weak state has collapsed but its underlying society remains in many ways painfully the same. A worthy successor to works like Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon and Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines, The Buried bids fair to be recognized as one of the great books of our time.

The Egyptians

The Egyptians [Jack Shenker]

  • Author : Jack Shenker
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 560
  • ISBN-10 : 184614633X
From award-winning journalist Jack Shenker, The Egyptians is the essential book about Egypt and radical politics In early 2011, Cairo's Tahrir Square brief … GET BOOK
Egypt 1945-1990

Egypt 1945-1990 [Derek Hopwood]

  • Author : Derek Hopwood
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 1134869169
First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. … GET BOOK
Oracle Bones

Oracle Bones [Peter Hessler]

  • Author : Peter Hessler
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 528
  • ISBN-10 : 0061834122
A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle … GET BOOK
The City Always Wins

The City Always Wins [Omar Robert Hamilton]

  • Author : Omar Robert Hamilton
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 0571332676
*** Winner of the Betty Trask Prize 2018 *** 'Omar Robert Hamilton brings vividly to life the failed revolution of 2011 on the streets of Cairo, in all its … GET BOOK
The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context

The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context [Laura Savu Walker]

  • Author : Laura Savu Walker
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 322
  • ISBN-10 : 1498522335
The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context brings together scholars working in the fields of the humanities and social sciences who critically … GET BOOK
Middle East Conflicts from Ancient Egypt to the 21st Century: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes]

Middle East Conflicts from Ancient Egypt to the 21st Century: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes] [Spencer C. Tucker]

  • Author : Spencer C. Tucker
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 1818
  • ISBN-10 : 1440853533
With more than 1,100 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of conflict in the Middle East, this definitive scholarly reference provides readers wi … GET BOOK
The Life and Times of Cleopatra Queen of Egypt: A Study in the Origin of the Roman Empire

The Life and Times of Cleopatra Queen of Egypt: A Study in the Origin of the Roman Empire [Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall]

  • Author : Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: N.a
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 1465613846
In the following pages it will be observed that, in order not to distract the reader, I have refrained from adding large numbers of notes, references, and … GET BOOK
Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt

Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt [Jan Assmann]

  • Author : Jan Assmann
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 504
  • ISBN-10 : 0801464862
"Human beings," the acclaimed Egyptologist Jan Assmann writes, "are the animals that have to live with the knowledge of their death, and culture is the wor … GET BOOK
Under the Same Sky

Under the Same Sky [Mojgan Shamsalipoor,Milad Jafari,James Knight]

  • Author : Mojgan Shamsalipoor,Milad Jafari,James Knight
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0733637833
After fleeing their homeland, Australian refugee policies threaten to tear this young couple apart. An unforgettable story of love, hope and a quest for fr … GET BOOK
The Principal as Chief Empathy Officer

The Principal as Chief Empathy Officer [Thomas R. Hoerr]

  • Author : Thomas R. Hoerr
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 184
  • ISBN-10 : 141663083X
What role does empathy play in your success as a school leader? A principal’s skills, knowledge, and experience are important when it comes to leading sc … GET BOOK
The Genesis of the Bible

The Genesis of the Bible [Shaka Saye Bambata Dolo]

  • Author : Shaka Saye Bambata Dolo
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 820
  • ISBN-10 : 9781467024464
This book is about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and how the Arabs and Europeans took these Afrikan Religious Belief Systems from ancient Egypt, North Afri … GET BOOK
In Defence of the Terror

In Defence of the Terror [Sophie Wahnich]

  • Author : Sophie Wahnich
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 144
  • ISBN-10 : 1844679330
For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that … GET BOOK
Cairo and the Pyramids

Cairo and the Pyramids [Dan Richardson]

  • Author : Dan Richardson
  • Publisher : Rough Guides UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 180
  • ISBN-10 : 1409335445
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Cairo and the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this iconic part of Egypt. It guides you through the region with reliabl … GET BOOK
Prisoner of All Generations

Prisoner of All Generations [Fawzi Habashi]

  • Author : Fawzi Habashi
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 293
  • ISBN-10 : 3112208587
The series Studies on Modern Orient provides an overview of religious, political and social phenomena in modern and contemporary Muslim societies. The volu … GET BOOK
Against the Modern World

Against the Modern World [Mark Sedgwick]

  • Author : Mark Sedgwick
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 9780199744930
The first history of Traditionalism, an important yet surprisingly little-known twentieth-century anti-modern movement. Comprising a number of often secret … GET BOOK
Women of the Midan

Women of the Midan [Sherine Hafez]

  • Author : Sherine Hafez
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 264
  • ISBN-10 : 0253040620
An exploration of gender, the Arab Spring, and women’s experiences of revolution, including firsthand accounts. In Women of the Midan, Sherine Hafez demo … GET BOOK
Satire, Fantasy and Writings on the Supernatural by Daniel Defoe, Part II vol 6

Satire, Fantasy and Writings on the Supernatural by Daniel Defoe, Part II vol 6 [W R Owens,P N Furbank]

  • Author : W R Owens,P N Furbank
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 1600
  • ISBN-10 : 100016182X
The publication of the 44-volume Works of Daniel Defoe continues with this collection of Defoe's satirical poetry and fantasy writings, and writings on the … GET BOOK
Six Days

Six Days [Jeremy Bowen]

  • Author : Jeremy Bowen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 1471114759
The Six-Day War was an extraordinary human drama. It swept up a generation of Israelis and Arabs whose children still cannot live peacefully in the world t … GET BOOK
Egypt

Egypt [Jeremy M. Sharp]

  • Author : Jeremy M. Sharp
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: N.a
  • Total Pages : 35
  • ISBN-10 : 1437982328
On Feb. 11, 2011, Pres. Hosni Mubarak resigned after 29 years in power. For 18 days, a popular peaceful uprising spread across Egypt and ultimately forced … GET BOOK
Hack in a Flak Jacket

Hack in a Flak Jacket [Peter Stefanovic]

  • Author : Peter Stefanovic
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0733635695
A startlingly honest account of experiencing war and terrorism from the frontline by Peter Stefanovic, one of Australia's leading journalists and foreign c … GET BOOK
The Mystical Exodus in Jungian Perspective

The Mystical Exodus in Jungian Perspective [Shoshana Fershtman]

  • Author : Shoshana Fershtman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 268
  • ISBN-10 : 1000364208
The Mystical Exodus in Jungian Perspective explores the soul loss that results from personal, collective, and transgenerational trauma and the healing that … GET BOOK
Revolution in the Age of Social Media

Revolution in the Age of Social Media [Linda Herrera]

  • Author : Linda Herrera
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 1781682771
Egypt's January 25 revolution was triggered by a Facebook page and played out both in virtual spaces and the streets. Social media serves as a space of lib … GET BOOK
Competing Kingdoms

Competing Kingdoms [Barbara Reeves-Ellington,Kathryn Kish Sklar,Connie A. Shemo]

  • Author : Barbara Reeves-Ellington,Kathryn Kish Sklar,Connie A. Shemo
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 429
  • ISBN-10 : 0822392593
Competing Kingdoms rethinks the importance of women and religion within U.S. imperial culture from the early nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth. In an … GET BOOK
NIV, Revolution Bible

NIV, Revolution Bible [Zondervan]

  • Author : Zondervan
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Bibles
  • Total Pages : 1728
  • ISBN-10 : 0310080010
Encourage a teen in your life to develop a revolutionary faith Packed with challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about today’s contempo … GET BOOK
Voices of Ancient Egypt: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Voices of Ancient Egypt: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life [Rosalie David]

  • Author : Rosalie David
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 269
  • ISBN-10 : 031339783X
Supporting the current trends toward document-based teaching, this book introduces the reader to the multifaceted world of ancient Egypt through revealing … GET BOOK
Death, Mourning, and Burial

Death, Mourning, and Burial [Antonius C. G. M. Robben]

  • Author : Antonius C. G. M. Robben
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 1119151759
The definitive reference on the anthropology of death and dying, expanded with new contributions covering everything from animal mourning to mortuary canni … GET BOOK
Democracy is the Answer

Democracy is the Answer [Alaa Al Aswany]

  • Author : Alaa Al Aswany
  • Publisher : Gingko Library
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1909942723
As the Egyptian revolution unfolded throughout 2011 and the ensuing years, no one was better positioned to comment on it—and try to push it in productive … GET BOOK
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization [Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow]

  • Author : Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 912
  • ISBN-10 : 0191016756
What did the ancient Greeks eat and drink? What role did migration play? Why was emperor Nero popular with the ordinary people but less so with the upper c … GET BOOK
Strange Stones

Strange Stones [Peter Hessler]

  • Author : Peter Hessler
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0062206249
Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hessler’s be … GET BOOK
If Only I Could...

If Only I Could... [Greg M. Sarwa]

  • Author : Greg M. Sarwa
  • Publisher : Ampol Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Drama
  • Total Pages : 258
  • ISBN-10 : 0615696139
What if you had just learned that your days are about to come to an end? Would you quietly accept your destiny, or would you fight this one final battle? A … GET BOOK
Sexual Revolution in Early America

Sexual Revolution in Early America [Richard Godbeer]

  • Author : Richard Godbeer
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 448
  • ISBN-10 : 0801875676
Today's moral critics, in their attempts to convince Americans of the social and spiritual consequences of unregulated sexual behavior, often harken back t … GET BOOK
Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt

Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt [Rosalie David]

  • Author : Rosalie David
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 512
  • ISBN-10 : 0141941383
The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile - their life source - was a divine gift. Religion and magic permeated their civilization, and this book provid … GET BOOK
Egypt 1919

Egypt 1919 [Dina Heshmat]

  • Author : Dina Heshmat
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 248
  • ISBN-10 : 1474458386
The first book offering an extensive analysis of literary and cinematic narratives dealing with the 1919 anti-colonial revolution in Egypt. … GET BOOK
Girlgoyle

Girlgoyle [Better Hero Army]

  • Author : Better Hero Army
  • Publisher : Storyteller Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 302
  • ISBN-10 :
Tiffany Noboru has just awakened from her death, only to discover she has been drafted into the Gargoyle Ghost Hunter Corps. Soon she is fighting jealous r … GET BOOK
Structured Deposition of Animal Remains in the Fertile Crescent during the Bronze Age

Structured Deposition of Animal Remains in the Fertile Crescent during the Bronze Age [José Luis Ramos Soldado]

  • Author : José Luis Ramos Soldado
  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 68
  • ISBN-10 : 1784912697
The aim of this research is to draw up a literature review of the structured deposits of animal remains during the third and second millennia BC in the Anc … GET BOOK
The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology

The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology [Joseph Thomas]

  • Author : Joseph Thomas
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 614
  • ISBN-10 : 1616400714
Once considered the largest and most extensive source of biographies in the English language, The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology contains … GET BOOK
Beyond the Door of Truth

Beyond the Door of Truth [Mohamed Zaki]

  • Author : Mohamed Zaki
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 1329837223
In the new millennium, the three young men, Mohsen, Adel and Moustafa enter the intelligence work at a difficult moment in the history of their country, Eg … GET BOOK
The Life and Death of Ancient Cities

The Life and Death of Ancient Cities [Greg Woolf]

  • Author : Greg Woolf
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 512
  • ISBN-10 : 0191641820
The human race is on a 10,000 year urban adventure. Our ancestors wandered the planet or lived scattered in villages, yet by the end of this century almost … GET BOOK
Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina [Leo Tolstoy]

  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 1256
  • ISBN-10 : 1467787175
The beautiful, intelligent Anna Karenina arrives in Moscow to counsel her sister-in-law, Dolly, whose husband, Stiva, has been cheating on her. Anna arrive … GET BOOK