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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
by Geraldine Brooks
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Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia
Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia
by Robert Lacey
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"It's all here-Islam, the family tree, a sea of oil and money to match, palace intrigue...This is high drama and an epic tale." -Tom Brokaw Though Saudi Arabia sits on one of the richest oil deposits in the world, it also produced fifteen of the... (read more)

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The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance
The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance
by Jo Tatchell
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In the winter of 1979 Nabeel Yasin, Iraq's most famous young poet, gathered together a handful of belongings and fled Iraq with his wife and son. Life in Baghdad had become intolerable. Silenced by a series of brutal beatings at the hands of the Ba'ath... (read more)

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Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone (Vintage)
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone (Vintage)
by Raji Chandrasekaran
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Not to be lost amid the many books on Iraq, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, former Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post, gives us a fascinating look at what life inside the Green Zone was like in the first year of post-Saddam Iraq. Here Chandrasekaranââ... (read more)

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Arab World: Society, Culture, & State
Arab World: Society, Culture, & State
by Halim Barakat
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This wide-ranging examination of Arab society and culture offers a unique opportunity to know the Arab world from an Arab point of view. Halim Barakat, an expatriate Syrian who is both scholar and novelist, emphasizes the dynamic changes and diverse... (read more)

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Evil Cradling
Evil Cradling
by Brian Keenan
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Brian Keenan's release from captivity was the first ray of hope for those hostages held in the Middle East. He describes the plight of his fellow hostages with first-hand knowledge. The language he uses reflects his past efforts as a poet in describing... (read more)

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Telepopulism: Media and Politics in Israel
Telepopulism: Media and Politics in Israel
by Yoram Peri
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Two revolutions occurred in Israel in the last decade of the twentieth century. The first was in the field of communications and the second was in politics. Telepopulism describes the political and cultural processes that took place in Israel during the... (read more)

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What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
by Bernard Lewis
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For many centuries, the world of Islam was in the forefront of human achievement--the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier,... (read more)

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The Blood of Abraham: Insights Into the Middle East
The Blood of Abraham: Insights Into the Middle East
by Jimmy Carter
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In a new edition of this national bestseller, Carter demystifies the history of each of the nations that comprise the Middle East, the reasons for their different goals, and the nature of their prime concerns--and provides an enlightened and reconciling... (read more)

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Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
by Amy Dockser Marcus
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the true history of the discord between Israel and Palestine with surprising results Though the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict have traditionally been traced to the British Mandate (1920-1948) that ended... (read more)

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This Heated Place: Encounters in the Promised Land
This Heated Place: Encounters in the Promised Land
by Deborah Campbell
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This Heated Place takes readers into twenty-first century Israel and the occupied territories. Deborah Campbell, a Canadian student at Tel Aviv University during the Gulf War, returns to the region after a ten-year absence, seeking insights into one of... (read more)

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Israel in the World: Changing Lives Through Innovation
Israel in the World: Changing Lives Through Innovation
by Helen Davis
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This colorful volume takes an in-depth look at a remarkable achievement: how one small and very young country has successfully become one of the world's technological leaders. From agriculture to medicine, Israel stands right at the forefront of... (read more)

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The Secret History of the Iraq War
The Secret History of the Iraq War
by Yossef Bodansky
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In the months leading up to March 2003, fresh from its swift and heady victory in Afghanistan, the Bush administration mobilized the United States armed forces to overthrow the government of Iraq. Eight months after the president declared an end to major... (read more)

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The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror
The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror
by Bernard Lewis
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In his first book since What Went Wrong? Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political... (read more)

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The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future
The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future
by Vali Nasr
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Iranian-born scholar Vali Nasr has become one of America's leading commentators on current events in the Middle East, admired and welcomed by both media and government for his "concise and coherent" analysis (, front-page profile). In this "remarkable... (read more)

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The Wind in My Hair
The Wind in My Hair
by Salwa Salem
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The Wind in My Hair is the memoir of Salwa Salem, who was just eight years old when she and many other Palestinians were uprooted by the Zionists in al-Nakba. After the family fled, she spent the rest of her life in exile: in Damascus, Kuwait, Vienna... (read more)

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Israel/Palestine: How to End the 1948 War (Seven Stories' Open Media)
Israel/Palestine: How to End the 1948 War (Seven Stories' Open Media)
by Tanya Reinhart
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In Israel/Palestine, Reinhart traces the development of the Security Barrier and Israels new doctrine of "disengagement," launched in response to a looming Palestinian-majority population. Examining the official record of recent diplomacy, including... (read more)

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Iraq since 1958 : from revolution to dictatorship.
Iraq since 1958 : from revolution to dictatorship.
by Mar Farouk Sluglett
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Iraq Since 1958 is the definitive political history of modern Iraq from the fall of the Hashemite monarchy until today. As the world prepares for war, it provides a critical analysis of those issues that have dominated Iraqi affairs over the last half... (read more)

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Inside Lebanon: Journey to a Shattered Land with Noam and Carol Chomsky
Inside Lebanon: Journey to a Shattered Land with Noam and Carol Chomsky
by Noam Chomsky
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This prescient and timely book documents Noam Chomsky's visit to Lebanon, in May 2006, to lecture on U.S. imperialism and the imminent crises facing the Middle East—two months before Israel orchestrated major military campaigns against Lebanon... (read more)

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Aaronsohn's Maps: The Untold Story of the Man Who Might Have Created Peace in the Middle East
Aaronsohn's Maps: The Untold Story of the Man Who Might Have Created Peace in the Middle East
by Patricia Goldstone
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From AARONSOHNS MAPS: Aaron Aaronsohn was a warrior-intellectual of prodigious energy and talent and the one man who might have engineered a workable solution to the thorny issue of Palestines boundaries. What this superman wanted was an independent... (read more)

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