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- Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 15.99
From the only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Iraq, here is a riveting account of ordinary people caught between the struggles of nations Like her country, Karima?a widow with eight children?was caught between America and Saddam. It was March 2003 in proud but battered Baghdad. As night drew near, she took her son to... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 12.99
Turkey occupies a strategic position in today's world: the only predominantly Muslim nation to be a member of NATO and an ally of Israel, it straddles both Europe and Asia. Turkey is the link between Islam and Western democracy, between Europe and the Middle East. In this concise introduction, Andrew Finkel, who has spent twenty years in Turkey... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00
From William Dalrymple?award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer?a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West?s greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time. With access to newly discovered primary sources from archives in Afghanistan,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95
In a brilliant and revealing book destined to drive debate about the future of American power, Vali Nasr questions America?s dangerous choice to engage less and matter less in the world. Vali Nasr, author of the groundbreaking The Shia Revival , worked closely with Hillary Clinton at the State Department on Afghan and Pakistani affairs. In The... more...
- Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 48.00
Although the Assyrian kingdom that dominated the Ancient Near East between the ninth and seventh centuries BC had a rich material culture, attested particularly by the distinctive stone wall reliefs and colossal gateway figures, practically nothing is known about Assyrian metalwork. There has been no previous survey of this subject, largely because... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 21.99
In 2002, an ancient limestone box called the James Ossuary was trumpeted on the world's front pages as the first material evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ. Today it is exhibit number one in a forgery trial involving millions of dollars worth of high-end, Biblical era relics, some of which literally re-wrote Near Eastern history and which... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99
START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? ... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00
Righteous Victims , by the noted historian Benny Morris, is a comprehensive and objective history of the long battle between Arabs and Jews for possession of a land they both call home. It appears at a most timely juncture, as the bloody and protracted struggle seems at last to be headed for resolution. With great clarity of vision, Professor Morris... more...
- Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00
Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative. When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent in 1990 to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his shoulders and a sniper's rifle in his hands.... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 16.99
The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge?a renowned historian who writes with ?maximum vividness? (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker )?covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods... more...