Anwar el-Sadat. Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 23 May 2014.
This article provides a brief account of Anwar el-Sadat’s life starting from the time he graduated from Cairo Military Academy. The focus of the article is on Sadat’s achievements within the government of Egypt. The foreign affairs of Egypt during Sadat’s reign is one of the issues that the article looks at as it focuses on his relations with Egypt. The article does not have in-depth details about Sadat’s leadership and it only provides brief details on his domestic policies and foreign relations.
Hibbard, Scott and Layton, Azza S. “The Origins and Future of Egypt’s Revolt.” Journal of Islamic Law and Culture 12.3 (2011): 197-214. Print.
Hibbart and Layton’s article focuses on the Arab Spring in Egypt and the origins of the revolt. The authors explain the origins of the discontent by looking at the way different leaders ruled Egypt. One of the leaders that the article looks at is Sadat. Unlike most other articles, this text looks at the domestic policies that Anwar Sadat instituted and the way that they affected the nation.
Jacoby, Tami A. “Israel’s Relations with Egypt and Turkey during the Arab Spring: Weathering the Storm.” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs 7.2 (2013): 29-42. Print.
The article by Jacoby looks at the relations between Israel, Egypt and Turkey and tries to establish the impact that the Arab Spring will have on them. Though the article does not focus on Sadat, it looks at the impact that he had on relations between Egyptand Israel during his time as president of the former. The article particularly looks at the results of the October 1973 War and the manner in which Egypt and Israel benefited from the peace negotiations that Anwar Sadat initiated and engineered.
Pace, Eric. Anwar el-Sadat, the daring Arab pioneer of peace with Israel. NYTimes. The New York Times Company, 7 Oct. 1981. Web. 23 May 2014.
This article is an obituary that the New York Times published in 1981 on the day of Sadat’s death. The article provides a full account of Sadat’s life providing details about his childhood, education and life within the government. A key focus of the article is the role that Anwar Sadat played in negotiating the Camp David Accords, for which he received a Nobel Peace Prize. The article’s coverage of Sadat’s life is comprehensive and informative making the piece a good source of information.
Yossef, Amr. “Sadat as Supreme Commander.” Journal of Strategic Studies (2014): 1-24. Print.
In his work, Yossef looks at Egypt’s Anwar el-Sadat but focuses solely on the leader’s record in the war against Israel. The author asserts that the October 1973 war was a defining moment for Egypt’s history in the way that it shaped the country’s future and defined Sadat’s legacy. Yossef focuses on Sadat’s command of the Egyptian forces in the conflict claiming that the leader’s military romanticism affected the nation’s success. This article provides a crucial look into Sadat’s perception to the conflict.