Anwar al-Sadat


Born 25th December 1918 in Tala District, Menufia Governorate, Egypt
Married to Jihan Sadat  
Education: Military College  
Editor Al Jumhuriya and Al Tahrir 1955-56
Minister of State 1955-56
Vice-Chairman National Assembly 1957-60
Chairman National Assembly 1960-68
General Secretary Egyptian National Union 1957-61
Chairman Afro-Asian Solidarity Council 1961
Member Presidential Council 1962-1964
Vice-president of Egypt 1964-66, 1969-70
President of Egypt 1970
Prime Minister 1973-74
Chairman Arab Socialist Union 1970
Member Higher Council on Nuclear Energy 1975
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

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