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Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian
Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian
by Bernard Lewis
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The memoirs of the preeminent historian of the Middle East and bestselling author of What Went Wrong? Few historians end up as major historical actors in their own right. At the age of 96, Bernard Lewis has both witnessed and participated in some of the... (read more)

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Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East
Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East
by Jared Cohen
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“A riveting read from start to finish.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Children of Jihad is a very smart, insightful account of a young Jewish- American (and rhodes scholar) trying to understand his generation across the line in... (read more)

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Brokers of Deceit: How the US Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East
Brokers of Deceit: How the US Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East
by Rashid Khalidi
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An examination of the failure of the United States as a broker in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, through three key historical moments   For more than seven decades the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people has raged on with no... (read more)

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Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey
Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey
by Hugh Pope
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In this deeply revealing guide to modern Turkish culture and politics(The New York Times Book Review), Hugh and Nicole Pope provide a glimpse into a culture that has long been misunderstood. Turkey Unveiled is the only book in many years to attempt to... (read more)

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The Arab Rediscovery of Europe: A Study in Cultural Encounters (Saqi Essentials)
The Arab Rediscovery of Europe: A Study in Cultural Encounters (Saqi Essentials)
by Ibrahim Abu Lughod
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"[Ibrahim Abu Lughod is] Palestine's foremost academic and intellectual."—Edward Said Napoleons invasion of Egypt in 1798 exposed the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire to a Europe vastly different from the one known to the Arabs of the Middle... (read more)

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Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel
Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel
by Max Blumenthal
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In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the... (read more)

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The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East
The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East
by Shibley Telhami
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Once a voiceless region dominated by authoritarian rulers, the Arab world seems to have developed an identity of its own almost overnight. The series of uprisings that began in 2010 profoundly altered politics in the region, forcing many experts to... (read more)

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Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East
Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East
by Rashid Khalidi
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In the popular imagination, Islam is often associated with words like oppression, totalitarianism, intolerance, cruelty, misogyny, and homophobia, while its presumed antonyms are Christianity, the West, liberalism, individualism, freedom, citizenship... (read more)

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Constantinople: Istanbul's Historical Heritage
Constantinople: Istanbul's Historical Heritage
by Stephane Yerasimos
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" This impressive book reveals the inheritance of a fascinating city before the reader's eyes. Christened "Constantinople" by Constantine the Great, the city successively served as the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires and commanded a key... (read more)

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Rise of Isis: A Threat We Can't Ignore
Rise of Isis: A Threat We Can't Ignore
by Jay Sekulow
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THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON ISIS Jay Sekulow, one of America’s most influential attorneys, closely examines the rise of the terrorist groups ISIS and Hamas, explains their objectives and capabilities and how, if left undefeated, their existence could... (read more)

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The Golden Warrior: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
The Golden Warrior: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
by Lawrence James
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During the 1920s—in the aftermath of the Arab revolt against Britain—T. E. Lawrence gained global attention, both for his involvement in the Middle Eastern anti-imperialist movement, and for his vivid and sensational writings about his... (read more)

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The Promise of Israel: Why Its Seemingly Greatest Weakness Is Actually Its Greatest Strength
The Promise of Israel: Why Its Seemingly Greatest Weakness Is Actually Its Greatest Strength
by Daniel Gordis
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Why Israel's greatest weakness is its greatest strength, and what its supporters and enemies can learn from its success Israel's critics in the West insist that no country founded on a single religion or culture can stay democratic and prosperous—... (read more)

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Settling for Less: The Planned Resettlement of Israel's Negev Bedouin
Settling for Less: The Planned Resettlement of Israel's Negev Bedouin
by Steven C Dinero
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This is an excellent study of an important and timely topic that is of relevance not only for the people involved but for the wider areas of Israel and the Arab world. It is a comprehensive detailed description and analysis of a process of change and... (read more)

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Undercover Muslim. Theo Padnos
Undercover Muslim. Theo Padnos
by Theo Padnos
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In 2005, Theo Padnos, an American writer and schoolteacher eager for adventure and curious about the history of Islam, moved to Yemen, a country that has become daily front-page news as al-Qaeda, newly empowered by the collapse of the Yemeni government... (read more)

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The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq
The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq
by Fouad Ajami
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"Few have the requisite ability and courage to accurately diagnose the Arab world's myriad political maladies.... Fouad Ajami, who has performed the task admirably on more than one occasion, does not disappoint with andlt;iandgt;The Foreigner's Giftandlt;... (read more)

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Self-Criticism After the Defeat
Self-Criticism After the Defeat
by Sadik Al Azm
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"A unique book. . . . al-Azm sought to strip Arab thought of its belief in fate and folk tales and superstition. . . . He told his people the sort of truths that outsiders are too embarrassed to tell, even when they were themselves able to see these... (read more)

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Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
by Norman Finkelstein
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This polemical study challenges generally accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature.... (read more)

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Beware of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East. David Hirst
Beware of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East. David Hirst
by David Hirst
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The Arab Spring unsettled regimes across North Africa and the Middle East, from Morocco to Oman. Lebanon, however, proved immune. How can that be explained? What features of Lebanese politics and governance could account for the system’s ability to... (read more)

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The Yellow Wind: With a New Afterword by the Author
The Yellow Wind: With a New Afterword by the Author
by David Grossman
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“A brilliant, searing examination of Israels occupation of the West Bank...beautiful, passionate and profoundly disturbing.” —Chicago Tribune “The most honest, soul-searching book yet written by an Israeli—or, for... (read more)

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Our Last Best Chance: A Story of War and Peace
Our Last Best Chance: A Story of War and Peace
by King Abdullah Ii Of Jordan
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A call for peace by the most dynamic leader of the Arab world. At a time of unprecedented upheaval in the Middle East, King Abdullah II of Jordan is almost unique in enjoying widespread popular support. He is the ultimate modern-day monarch, as... (read more)

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