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Coming Soon: "False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East"

False Dawn: Protest, Violence, and Democracy in the New Middle East will be available May 1 and published June 1.

April 21, 2017

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Available May 1. Published June 1.

Advance Praise for False Dawn

"The promise of the 'Arab Spring' now seems a distant memory. False Dawn offers a sweeping account, a combination of on-the-ground narrative and deep historical analysis of what went wrong. Steven Cook’s excellent book opens with a quote from deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak in 2011 that seemed like a threat at the time but now reads more like a prophecy: 'The youth who called for change and reform will be the first to suffer.'  Cook tells us why." — Deb Amos, international Middle East correspondent, NPR News