Juan Cole, professor of History at the University of Michigan. He runs an analytical website called "Informed Comment" where he provides a daily round-up of news and events in Iraq and elsewhere in the Arab world. In his new book, Juan Cole steps back from his widely-regarded analysis of contemporary politics to chronicle the first Western invasion of the Middle East since the Crusades. “Napolean’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East” is a history of France’s 1798 invasion of Egypt, a conquest that still has repercussions today.
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