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Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
by Elizabeth Wa Fernea
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A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq, where she assumed the dress and sheltered life of a harem woman.... (read more)

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict
by Mitchell Bard
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that the Middle East is always in the news. But the situation there is so complex and tangled up you just can't keep track of it all. Was King Hussein related to Saddam Hussein? Why all the fighting over the West Bank?... (read more)

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A Hundred and One Days
A Hundred and One Days
by Asne Seierstad
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Insightful account of the Iraq war, a city under seige and a fascinating portrait of the life of a foreign correspondent. Seierstad is the bestselling author of "The Bookseller Of Kabul".... (read more)

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Princess Sultana's Circle
Princess Sultana's Circle
by Jean Sasson
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With Princess Sultana's Circle, the extraordinary story of Princess Sultana continues. The forced marriage of Sultana's niece to a cruel and depraved older man, and Sultana's discovery of the harem of sex slaves kept by a royal cousin, makes this brave... (read more)

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Daughter of Damascus: A Memoir
Daughter of Damascus: A Memoir
by Siham Tergeman
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Daughter of Damascus presents a personal account of a Syrian woman's youth in the Suq Saruja (old city) quarter of Damascus in the 1940s. Siham Tergeman wrote this book to preserve the details of a genuine Arab past for Syrian young people. In it, she... (read more)

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Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
by Michael B Oren
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Though it lasted for only six tense days in June, the 1967 Arab-Israeli war never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades, from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoing intifada, is a direct consequence of... (read more)

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
by Azar Nafisi
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We all have dreams — things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. This is the story of Azar Nafisi?s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young... (read more)

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Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life
Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life
by Tass Saada
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As a PLO sniper and Arafat's chauffeur, Tass Saada was a Muslim immersed in anti-Israeli activity. But when he reached middle age, he moved to America, began a family, and became a Christian. This is the story of his prophetic conversion and his hope for... (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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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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The Road to Democracy in Iran (Boston Review Books)
The Road to Democracy in Iran (Boston Review Books)
by Akbar Ganji
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Akbar Ganji, called by some Iran's most famous dissident, was a commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. But, troubled by the regime's repressive nature, he became an investigative journalist in the 1990s, writing for Iran's pro-democracy... (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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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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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 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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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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Banking on Baghdad
Banking on Baghdad
by Edwin Black
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In Banking on Baghdad, New York Times and international bestselling author Edwin Black chronicles the dramatic and tragic history of a land long the center of world commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as... (read more)

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The Iranians
The Iranians
by Sandra Mackey
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The Iranians explores Iran in the context of its old and complex culture, for throughout its history Iran has struggled with two warring identities-one evolving from the values, social organization, and arts of ancient Persia, the other from Islam. By... (read more)

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