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On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - And Future
On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - And Future
by Karen Elliot House
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who has spent the last thirty years writing about Saudi Arabia—as diplomatic correspondent, foreign editor, and then publisher of The Wall Street Journal—an important and timely book that... (read more)

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Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard: A Journey Through the Inside-Out Worlds of Iran and Afghanistan
Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard: A Journey Through the Inside-Out Worlds of Iran and Afghanistan
by Nicholas Jubber
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An engrossing blend of travel writing and history, Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah’s Beard traces one man’s adventure-filled journey through today’s Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, and describes his remarkable attempt to make sense... (read more)

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Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World
Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World
by Robin Wright
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A decade after the 9/11 attacks, this groundbreaking book by a preeminent reporter takes readers deep into the struggle within the Muslim world where a growing movement defies and challenges extremism and repudiates Osama bin Laden, his deviant doctrine,... (read more)

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
by James Carroll
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From the National Book Awardand#150;winning author of An American Requiem and Constantine's Sword comes a sweeping yet intimate look at the Pentagon and its vast and#151; often hidden and#151; impact on America. This landmark, myth-shattering work... (read more)

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The Britannica Guide to the Islamic World: Religion, History, and the Future
The Britannica Guide to the Islamic World: Religion, History, and the Future
by Encyclopedia Britann
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Modern Islam can appear so diverse as to defy description, yet it is held together by stronger forces than almost any other world group—the annual hajj to Mecca itself attracts more than 1,000,000 Muslims. And despite significant religious... (read more)

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Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978
Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978
by Kai Bird
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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER KAI BIRD’S fascinating memoir of his early years spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon provides an original and illuminating perspective into the Arab-Israeli conflict. Weeks before the Suez War of 1956... (read more)

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The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East
The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East
by Andrew Cooper
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andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;Increasing oil prices . . . America struggling with a recession . . . European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans . . . A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970sandlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt... (read more)

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The Caliph's Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad
The Caliph's Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad
by Benson Bobrick
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The Caliph’s Splendor is a revelation: a history of a civilization we barely know that had a profound effect on our own culture. While the West declined following the collapse of the Roman Empire, a new Arab civilization arose to the east, reaching... (read more)

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I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman
I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman
by Joumana Haddad
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Joumana Haddad is angry. She finds the Wests portrayal of Arab women appalling and the image projected by many Middle Eastern women infuriating. “Being an Arab today means you need to be a hypocrite,” Haddad boldly states. “We constantly... (read more)

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Palestinian and Israeli Public Opinion: The Public Imperative in the Second Intifada (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies)
Palestinian and Israeli Public Opinion: The Public Imperative in the Second Intifada (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies)
by Jacob Shamir
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Palestinian and Israeli Public Opinion is based on a unique project: the Joint Israeli-Palestinian Poll (JIPP). Since 2000, Jacob Shamir and Khalil Shikaki have directed joint surveys among Israelis and Palestinians, providing a rare opportunity to... (read more)

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The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East
The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East
by Marc Lynch
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Barely a year after the self-immolation of a young fruit seller in Tunisia, a vast wave of popular protest has convulsed the Middle East, overthrowing long-ruling dictators and transforming the region’s politics almost beyond recognition. But the... (read more)

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Beware of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East
Beware of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East
by David Hirst
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In this magisterial history of Lebanon, from the end of Ottoman rule to the Hezbollah and Hamas wars of today, acclaimed and fiercely independent Middle East journalist and historian David Hirst charts the interplay between a uniquely complex country and... (read more)

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Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation
Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation
by Adel Iskandar
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"Edward Said was an intellectual with a passion for justice and he allowed nothing to deter him in its pursuit. Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation reflects this."—Archbishop Desmond Tutu "Edward Said was the great public... (read more)

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Lebanon: A House Divided
Lebanon: A House Divided
by Sandra Mackey
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With the West's economic and security interests increasingly at stake in the Middle East, it is impossible to ignore Lebanon--a nation in all ways divided and tormented by the interplay between the West and the Arab world. Sandra Mackey delineates the... (read more)

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A Quiet Revolution: The First Palestinian Intifada and Nonviolent Resistance
A Quiet Revolution: The First Palestinian Intifada and Nonviolent Resistance
by Mary King
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In A Quiet Revolution, renowned civil rights activist Mary Elizabeth King questions the prevailing wisdom that the first Palestinian Intifada was defined by violence. She argues that initially, the uprising was characterized by a massive nonviolent... (read more)

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Law, Violence and Sovereignty Among West Bank Palestinians (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)
Law, Violence and Sovereignty Among West Bank Palestinians (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)
by Tobias Kelly
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'This book explores the continuing legacy of the Peace Process in the everyday life of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.'... (read more)

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Major Farran's Hat: The Untold Story of the Struggle to Establish the Jewish State
Major Farran's Hat: The Untold Story of the Struggle to Establish the Jewish State
by David Cesarini
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In May 1947 a sixteen-year-old Jewish activist named Alexander Rubowitz was abducted in broad daylight from the streets of Jerusalem. At the abduction scene, a gray hat was found, purportedly belonging to Major Roy Farran, a decorated World War II... (read more)

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The Lebanese Connection: Corruption, Civil War, and the International Drug Traffic (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures)
The Lebanese Connection: Corruption, Civil War, and the International Drug Traffic (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures)
by Jonathan Marshall
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Long before Mexico, Colombia, and Afghanistan became notorious for their contributions to the global drug traffic, Lebanon was a special target of U.S. drug agents for harboring the world's greatest single transit port in the international traffic in... (read more)

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Shut Up, I'm Talking: And Other Diplomacy Lessons I Learned in the Israeli Government: A Memoir
Shut Up, I'm Talking: And Other Diplomacy Lessons I Learned in the Israeli Government: A Memoir
by Gregory Levey
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When twenty-five-year-old law student Gregory Levey applied for an internship at the Israeli Consulate, he got more than he’d bargained for. The speechwriter for the Israeli delegation to the United Nations quit, and Levey was asked to fill the... (read more)

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Kurds of Iraq
Kurds of Iraq
by Michael Hegener
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The Kurds of Iraq have been making headlines for many decades: in the eighties and early nineties mostly as victims of brutal suppression, in the mid-nineties as victims of each other's heavy in-fighting, and since then mainly through their success in... (read more)

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