I have been a fan of Gene Sharp ever since reading his seminal work, "The Politics of Nonviolent Action", back in '73. This work cements his reputation as one of the most important figures in the study of nonviolent political action. It is no accident that it was instrumental in influencing the February 2011 Egyptian Revolution. In simple, straightforward prose, Sharp lays out a primer on how to bring down autocrats. Indispensable to anyone who wants to change the world through nonviolence. Buy it!