In This Review

The Crossing of the Suez
The Crossing of the Suez
By Lt. Gen. Saad El Shazly
American Mideast Research, 1980, 333 pp

The Egyptian chief of staff in the 1973 war, now a political exile, tells the story of the war, the first detailed account from the Egyptian side. Both in his report on the war and in the "political diary" in which he describes his experience in the prewar period, Shazly sees blunders, lies and interference on the part of President Anwar Sadat as largely responsible for Egypt's misfortunes.