In The Egyptians, selected as a Book of the Year by The Economist and The Observer, journalist Jack Shenker uncovers the roots of the uprising that succeeded in toppling Hosni Mubarak, one of the Middle East’s most entrenched dictators, and explores a country now divided between two irreconcilable political orders. Putting the Egyptian revolution in its proper context as an ongoing popular struggle against state authority and economic exclusion, The Egyptians explains why the events of the past five years have proved so threatening to elites both inside Egypt and abroad. As Egypt’s rulers seek to eliminate all forms of dissent, seeded within the rebellious politics of Egypt’s young generation are big ideas about democracy, sovereignty, social justice, and resistance that could yet change the world. “A stirring rendition of a people’s revolution as the popular forces that Shenker vividly depicts carry forward their many and varied struggles, with radical potential that extends far beyond Egypt,“ says Noam Chomsky. Molly Crabapple calls it "unsentimental and unsparing, beautiful and heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful, and above all, real." Jack Shenker is a journalist and author based in London and Cairo, formerly Egypt correspondent for the Guardian.