Man Of The Year: Actor with a Will of Iron

An intimate look at the villager who became a ruler

TIME Correspondent Robert Ajemian recently spent a day with Anwar Sadat. His portrait of the Egyptian President:

Anwar Sadat had just stepped out of the small elevator at the Barrages, the favorite of his ten presidential homes, to begin his working day. It was shortly after 11 o'clock and there was a strong fragrance of cologne on his shiny bronze face. He wore zippered black boots and a tailored suit, which gave him the look of a Mediterranean dandy, but his deep rugged voice spoke with...

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