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The October War: Memoirs of Field Marshal El-Gamasy of Egypt
The October War: Memoirs of Field Marshal El-Gamasy of Egypt
By Mohamed Abdel Ghani El-Gamasy
The American University in Cairo Press, 1993, 430 pp

The Arabic version of this memoir by a leading Egyptian military thinker and general has been available since 1989, and its publication in English assures that a wider audience will benefit from the author's insights and information. A highly useful historical source, with much new information on the events of October 1973 and the negotiations that immediately followed, in which the author participated.