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William Stadiem's biography of King Farouk of Egypt is a sympathetic portrait of the penultimate King of Egypt which takes into consideration the diplomatic pressures he was subjected to during the time of his reign....

Title : Too Rich
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ISBN : 9781898259411
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 409 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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  • Tamer Goueli
    2018-10-24 05:05

    Quite interesting. A new perspective and new pieces of information (although factually difficult to acertain). However, even for an Egyptian who grew on the governamental antimonarchy version of Farouk's life, this book did not change my mind. Actually, it added doubts about figures that I always considered patriotic, e.g. Nahas Pasha. Highly entertaining in yellow papers and gossip columns style.

  • Mohamed Rascolin
    2018-10-29 22:08

    كتاب لوليم ستادين ، ينتمي لتلك النوعية من الكتب التاريخية الإنتقائية التي تضع و جهة نظر مسبقة ثم تبحث عن المصادر المؤكدة لوجهة النظر تلك ، و قد تنحي روايات أقرب للصواب ولكنها تخالف وجهة نظر الكاتب في سبيل روايات هشة ولكنها تسير في ركب رؤيته ، ولا عجب من ذلك ، فهذا أمر متوقع من كتاب خضع للنشر باللغه العربية من خلال مؤسسة الجمهورية ، وهي اللسان الأول الناطق بإسم ماكينة الكذب اليوليوية ، و لم تكتفي بذلك ، بل أرفقت في نهاية الكتاب ملحقا خاص بالمقالات المهاجمة جميعها للملك فاروق و حقبته بل و حقبة محمد علي كلها وتعدي ذلك إلى مهاجمة لميس جابر وهي كاتبة مسلسل الملك فاروق و الذي أظهره بصوره مختلفه تماما عن الصورة التي أرادها ناصر ورفاقه منذ ٥٢ و التي لم يشذ عنها الا القيل وكان من بينهم لميس جابر ، ولك أن يكون نصيبها من الهجوم هو هذا الملف المرفق الذي يحتوي كم من المقالات تعدى ال ٧٦ صفحه !!

  • Kim Loughran
    2018-11-14 06:13

    Just had to find out more about Farouk! It's a lengthy reportage rather than literature but excellent on that criterion. Farouk was a living figure in my childhood and he turns out to be what I suspected: a link between the corrupt aristocracy of our time and the no-holds-barred, divine-right monarchies of the 19th century. A bonus was a peek into the culture of Cairo in the first half of the 20th century - cosmopolitan, decadent and zany. If the book was a tiny bit slimmer (and not chunky like its subject) it would be an ideal travel read. The only serious flaw was the author's persistent interest in the size of Farouk's member.

  • Glenn Robinson
    2018-10-23 01:09

    A Kitty Kelley type book on the next to last King of Egypt. Mostly a book on the sexual, eating and partying habits of the king than any other aspect. The book makes the King look bad, the British worse and almost anyone connected to the King, friend or enemy ever worse. If there were ever a book to make the argument that Royalty are pure parasites, then this is one. I am sure that there has to be a book that shows the good side side of the King. This just shows the clown side.

  • Nora
    2018-10-17 23:28

    Too Rich: The High Life and Tragic Death of King Farouk

  • Devon
    2018-11-14 04:18

    Really entertaining writing, but factually all over the place. It has interesting ideas but I wouldn't use it as a primary source for anything.