Book Review: Broken Spring by Mark Lavie

August 5, 2014

About:
Broken Spring: An American-Israeli reporter’s close-up view of how Egyptians lost their struggle for freedom by Mark Lavie is a non-fiction book in which the author writes about his observations of Egyptian society and the Middle East. Mr. Lavie is a reporter who wa based for 2 (2011 – 2013) years in Cairo and witnessed the height of the revolution first hand.

  • 232 pages
  • Publisher: Gefen Publishing House, Limited (March 13, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9652296686

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Thoughts:
There really isn’t a storyline or narrative in Broken Spring: An American-Israeli reporter’s close-up view of how Egyptians lost their struggle for freedom by Mark Lavie, it is more a collection of essays and observations. The author talks about the whole region and the misconceptions it holds, the governments, young Egyptians and of course the Israeli / Palestinian issue which steals all the headlines but really is a small side-issue compare to the rest of the region.

Mr. Lavie lived among the Egyptians and writes about the warm, wonderful individuals he met. The author also writes about Egyptian society, the difficult life and analyzes the economy and the mess that Egypt got itself into and the difficulties the country faces in the future getting out of them.

This is a great book to read at this turbulent times, when truth and fiction about the Middle East are so muddled by propaganda that they’re hard to distinct, when every rumor goes viral without a shred of proof and believed to be fact unless rebuked – and not even then.  An easy and quick read that should be read by US foreign policy experts and makers.

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Zohar — Man of la Book
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One Comment

  • Sharon Henning August 5, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    This looks like a good book. We all need to keep ourselves as informed as possible about this volatile region.

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