The Good Kings by Kara Cooney

The closest I’ve ever come to Egypt is Italy or staying in the Luxor in Las Vegas 😁. But Ancient Egypt continues to fascinate even after all this time. Take an art history class or visit a museum and you are introduced to its importance.

This new book by Egyptologist Kara Cooney, The Good Kings: Absolute Power in Ancient Egypt and the Modern World covers 5 pharaohs and their authoritarian rules – Khufu, Senwosret III, Akhenaten, Ramses II, and Taharqa. More importantly it links their ruling styles to what we can see in today’s world. Her writing style makes this accessible to all.

I love books that make me look at things in a new way. The patriarchy many are fighting against today is nothing new, but it’s chilling to see some of the parallels between then and now. Cooney holds no punches, which I appreciated, but it’s also sure to make some people reject some of her analyses. Calling propaganda and cults out for what they are might make those involved with them cry foul. I am not one of them and I appreciated her insight.

Read it to see the world a different way and to see well known ancient Egyptian kings through a lens less rosy than before. I found it fascinating.

Thank you TLC Book Tours for getting this book in my hands and letting me be a part of the book tour.

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5 thoughts on “The Good Kings by Kara Cooney

  1. Sara Strand says:

    I agree, books that make you look at and think about things in a different angle are great. Thank you so much for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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