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Ten eager hands thrust fountain pens toward the big, swarthy man at the head of the velvet-covered table. Grinning, he dug into a pocket for his own pen, then scribbled his initials on the sheet of paper before him. Suddenly it was over and the room exploded into mad applause; the watching throng—soldiers, government officials, reporters—crowded in to pound his back and plant kisses on his cheek.

It was a great moment for Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser, the 36-year-old soldier-revolutionary who is Premier of Egypt. He had achieved what Egyptians had been trying to...

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