Brian M. Fagan is the author of numerous books, including The Long Summer, The Rape of the Nile, and Fish on Friday.
"Fagan records some outrageous tales in this brisk and knowledgeable history of the plunder of Egypt . . . Many compelling characters, often fierce rivals, inhabit this fascinating book. - Time Magazine on Fagan's The Rape of the Nile
""Fagan regales readers with a fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat tale . . . rich prose creates a lively social history that will captivate readers of Mark Kurlansky and Jared Diamond." - Publishers Weekly on Fagan's Fish on Friday