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Mubarak resigns -- best books on Egypt

Now that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned, the country is likely to be headed for weeks, months or years or turmoil. There will be a rush to fill the political power vacuum, so let's hope it doesn't get ugly -- and bloody. Meanwhile, if you want to brush up on your knowledge of the country, its modern history, culture and people, here are some suggestions:

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The Cairo Trilogy: "Palace Walk," "Palace of Desire" and "Sugar Street" by Naguib Mahfouz

"The Yacoubian Building: A Novel" by Alaa Al Aswany

"The Cheapest Nights" by Yusuf Idris

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