Nobel Prizes and Laureates

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The Nobel Peace Prize 1978
Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin

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Anwar al-Sadat - Biographical

Born 25th December 1918 in Tala District, Menufia Governorate, Egypt
Married to Jihan Sadat
Education: Military College  
Editor Al Jumhuriya and Al Tahrir
Minister of State
Vice-Chairman National Assembly
Chairman National Assembly
General Secretary Egyptian National Union 1957-61
Chairman Afro-Asian Solidarity Council
Member Presidential Council
Vice-president of Egypt
1964-66, 1969-70
President of Egypt
Prime Minister
Chairman Arab Socialist Union
Member Higher Council on Nuclear Energy

From Les Prix Nobel. The Nobel Prizes 1978, Editor Wilhelm Odelberg, [Nobel Foundation], Stockholm, 1979


Selected Bibliography
The Camp David Accords
Carter, Jimmy. Keeping Faith. Memoirs of a President. New York: Bantam, 1982.
Kamel, Mohammed Ibrahm. The Camp David Accords: A Testimony. London: KPI, 1986. (By the Egyptian foreign minister, who disagreed and resigned.)
Quandt, William B. Camp David. Peacemaking and Politics. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1986. (Authoritative.)
By Sadat
Revolt on the Nile. New York: Day, 1957. (The revolt of the army officers.)
In Search of Identity: An Autobiography. New York: Harper & Row, 1978. (The story of his life and of his country after 1918.)
Other Sources
Heikal, Muhammad Hasanayn. Autumn of Fury. New York: Random, 1983. (Highly critical, by a leading Egyptian journalist.)
Hennebusch, Raymond, A. Egyptian Politics under Sadat. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.
Hirst, David, and Irene Beeson. Sadat. Winchester, Mass: Faber & Faber, 1982. (Highly critical.)
Israeli, Raphael, with Carol Bardenstein. Man of Defiance: A Political Biography of Anwar Sadat. Totowa, N.J.: Barnes & Nobel, 1985. (A scholarly account, favorable to Sadat.)
Sadat, Jehan. Woman of Egypt. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987 (Autobiography by Sadat's wife.)


From Nobel Lectures, Peace 1971-1980, Editor-in-Charge Tore Frängsmyr, Editor Irwin Abrams, World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, 1997

This autobiography/biography was written at the time of the award and first published in the book series Les Prix Nobel. It was later edited and republished in Nobel Lectures. To cite this document, always state the source as shown above.


Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat was assassinated on 6 October 1981.


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