9780547867090

Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir

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  • ISBN13:

    9780547867090

  • ISBN10:

    0547867093

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-15
  • Publisher: MARINER BOOKS

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Summary

Wael Ghonim was a little-known, thirty-year-old Google executive in the summer of 2010 when he anonymously launched a Facebook page to protest the death of one Egyptian man at the hands of security forces. The page's following expanded quickly and moved from online protests to a nonconfrontational movement. On January 25, 2011, Tahrir Square resounded with calls for change. Yet just as the revolution began in earnest, Ghonim was captured and held for twelve days of brutal interrogation. After he was released, he gave a tearful speech on national television, and the protests grew more intense. Four days later, the president of Egypt was gone. In this riveting story Ghonim takes us inside the movement and shares the keys to unleashing the power of crowds. In Revolution 2.0, we can all be heroes.

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