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Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
by Janet Wallach
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Valleys of Assassins and Other Persian Travels ((Rev)01 Edition)
Valleys of Assassins and Other Persian Travels ((Rev)01 Edition)
by Freya Stark
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Hailed as a classic upon its first publication in 1934, The Valleys of the Assassins firmly established Freya Stark as one of her generation's most intrepid explorers. The book chronicles her travels into Luristan, the mountainous terrain nestled between... (read more)

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Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark (Modern Library)
Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark (Modern Library)
by Jane F Geniesse
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Freya Stark—traveler, explorer, Arabist, and woman of letters—began the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her—and would catapult her into public life for the next sixty years—in 1927. And with the... (read more)

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Arabian Sands: Revised Edition
Arabian Sands: Revised Edition
by Wilfred Thesiger
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Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched "Empty Quarter" of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life"the machines, the calling cards, the... (read more)

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Travels with a Tangerine: From Morocco to Turkey in the Footsteps of Islam's Greatest Traveler
Travels with a Tangerine: From Morocco to Turkey in the Footsteps of Islam's Greatest Traveler
by Tim Mackintosh Smith
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In 1325, the great Arab traveler Ibn Battutah set out from his native Tangier in North Africa on pilgrimage to Mecca. By the time he returned nearly thirty years later, he had seen most of the known world, covering three times the distance allegedly... (read more)

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Adventures of Ibn Battuta Rev Edition
Adventures of Ibn Battuta Rev Edition
by Ross E Dunn
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Known as the greatest traveler of premodern times, Abu Abdallah ibn Battuta was born in Morocco in 1304 and educated in Islamic law. At the age of twenty-one, he left home to make the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. This was only the first of a series of... (read more)

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Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah #2: Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, Vol. 2
Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah #2: Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, Vol. 2
by Richard Burton
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Posing as a wandering dervish, Burton gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the tomb of the prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage). A treasury of material on Arab life, beliefs, manners and morals, and more... (read more)

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A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton (American)
A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton (American)
by Mary S Lovell
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From the moment they met, their marriage seemed both inevitable and impossible. Isabel was a schoolgirl, scion of the Arundells, England's most distinguished Catholic family, and when they passed each other while walking at a seaside resort, Richard... (read more)

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Gertrude Bell : the Arabian Diaries, 1913-1914 (00 Edition)
Gertrude Bell : the Arabian Diaries, 1913-1914 (00 Edition)
by Rosemary (ed.) O'brien
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Gertrude Bell's Arabian diaries, published here for the first time, rank as one of the great travel narratives, carrying readers along on a desperate and heroic journey that foreshadows the emergence of the future imperial servant in Baghdad in the l920s.... (read more)

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Baghdad Without a Map
Baghdad Without a Map
by Tony Horwitz
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This wild and comic tale of Middle East misadventure is "a very funny and frequently insightful look at the world's most combustible region. Fearlessness is a valuable quality in a travel writer, and Mr. Horwitz...seems as intrepid as they come". (The... (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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Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer
Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer
by Alexander Maitland
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Wilfred Thesiger (1910-2003), the last of the great gentlemen explorer-adventurers, journeyed for sixty years to some of the remotest, most dangerous places on earth from the mountains of western Asia to the marshes of Iraq. The author of Arabian Sands... (read more)

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Seven Shades of Memory: Stories of Old Iran
Seven Shades of Memory: Stories of Old Iran
by Terence Odonnell
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Terence O'Donnell lived in Iran from 1957-71, operating a farm from 196370 before returning to America. "Seven Shades of Memory is his first collection of short stories. The stories share the theme of cultural collision, either as East meets West, or as... (read more)

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Karama!: Journeys Through the Arab Spring
Karama!: Journeys Through the Arab Spring
by Johnny West
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Tribes with Flags: A Dangerous Passage Through the Chaos of the Middle East
Tribes with Flags: A Dangerous Passage Through the Chaos of the Middle East
by Charles Glass
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Marsh Arabs
Marsh Arabs
by Wilfred Thesiger
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Youthful Explorers in Bible Lands: A Faithful Account of the Scenery, Ruins, Productions, Customs, Antiquities and Traditions of Scriptural Countries;
Youthful Explorers in Bible Lands: A Faithful Account of the Scenery, Ruins, Productions, Customs, Antiquities and Traditions of Scriptural Countries;
by Robert Ll D Morris
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Yemen: The Unknown Arabia
Yemen: The Unknown Arabia
by T Mackintosh Smith
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Shi'ite Pilgrimage to Mecca, 1885-1886: The Safarnameh of Mirza Mohammad Hosayn Farahani
Shi'ite Pilgrimage to Mecca, 1885-1886: The Safarnameh of Mirza Mohammad Hosayn Farahani
by Hafez Faramayan
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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton :the secret agent who made the pilgrimage to Mecca, discovered the Kama Sutra, and brought the Arabian nights to the West
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton :the secret agent who made the pilgrimage to Mecca, discovered the Kama Sutra, and brought the Arabian nights to the West
by Edward Rice
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-501) and index.... (read more)

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