Abbas Mahmood Al-Aqqad (1889-1964) is considered one of the leading Egyptian and Arab writers in the twentieth century. He is a renowned thinker, writer, journalist and poet. He has enriched the Arabic library with nearly 100 books covering a wide range of subjects. His remarkable and highly readable book (Hours among Books), issued by the Modern Library in Lebanon, presents to the readers the outcome of Al-Aqqad's experience over the decades in spending long hours in reading and researching Arab and foreign books in religion, literature, philosophy, history, sociology and other important topics, in the view of an intellectual and encyclopedic.

This book is an interesting journey among the pages of books. It provides the reader with a unique presentation of several books from various cultures in various fields.

I highly recommend reading it.

Dr. Akram Al-Hamoushy Department of History,

College of Basic Education


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