The Egyptian Revolution set out to replace long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak and ended up with military strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in control. This firsthand account of the Arab Spring in Egypt from former New York Times Cairo bureau chief David Kirkpatrick ’92 covers the chaotic years of revolution and reflects on what they reveal about Arab society, while also focusing on how the U.S. government reacted and (unsuccessfully) tried to quell the developing unrest.