A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 20, 1978

He tackled the project with gusto, working in the mornings after breakfast or sometimes when he simply felt in the mood. By the hour he dictated his thoughts and memories to a whirring tape recorder. When he was done, Egypt's Anwar Sadat had written a revealing autobiography, In Search of Identity, that presents a fresh, distinctive and certainly intimate view of a leader who is at the center of the world's attention and still making history as he writes. TIME'S exclusive six-page excerpt, compiled by World Editor John Elson, is taken from the book, which will be published in April by...

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