The furor whipped up by the publication of the first part of the memoirs of Egyptian leader Amr Moussa refuses to die down. The memoirs, which claims to provide behind-the-scenes account of over half a century of political events is replete with exaggerations and egotistical flourishes. However, the narrative style remains captivating as it covers specific set of events that follow a method explained by the narrator in the introduction to the book. The level of interest created by the book keeps varying and rises when it deals with stories related to Sadat, the author’s meeting with Abdel Nasser, the October War of 1973, events of the Gulf War and the peace process, as well as the diplomat’s stances during the Madrid Conference of 1991 when he talks about his encounters with James Baker.
The Madrid peace deliberations
Despite certain issues with the book, one cannot totally negate the political and diplomatic history presented by the veteran Egyptian minister.Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran