On Thursday October 18, 2012 the American University in Cairo will host a day-long symposium and exhibition to celebrate the launch of the book El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century (AUC Press), edited by Jill Edwards.
This illustrated volume, with over 55 photographs, offers a new set of studies of issues surrounding the pivotal desert battle on its 70th anniversary and presents fresh insights into a war fought over unusually difficult terrain and with exceptional supply demands.
Jill Edwards is professor of history at the American University in Cairo. Her many publications on modern history include Al-Alamein Revisited: The Battle at al-Alamein and its Historical Implications (AUC Press, 2000), and Historians in Cairo: Essays in Honor of George Scanlon (AUC Press, 2002).
Coinciding with the book launch and exhibition opening on October 18, professor Edwards will be chairing a special day-long international symposium in Oriental Hall (9:00am to 5:50pm) on the North African conflict, with the participation of many of the book’s international contributors.
To read more about the book, click here. To watch an interview with Jill Edwards discussing the book, click here.