'Here at last is a book on Egypt that acknowledges and traces the pivotal role of the workers in the sequence of events that led to the gigantic uprising of January-February 2011. In a field dominated by studies focusing exclusively on political movements and state apparatus, this is a most welcome and important contribution'
Gilbert Achcar, author of The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising
'One of the best accounts on the Egyptian revolution. The book is an accessible and in-depth read for both specialists and non-specialists alike.'
Rabab El Mahdi, The American University in Cairo
'Engaging and immensely readable, this book provides many critical insights into Egyptian workers and their ongoing struggles. It deserves to be very widely read.'
Adam Hanieh, SOAS, University of London
'An intriguing and detailed account of why the role of the working class needs to be put centre stage in understanding the toppling of Hosni Mubarak. A must read for those who want to know how and why the working class is essential to understanding political and economic crisis in Egypt.'
Ray Bush, University of Leeds