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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
This book represents the first scholarly examination of the origins of the 1956 Sinai campaign between Egypt and Israel. Utilising a wide range of primary sources, the study analyses the reasons for the breakdown of the Armistice Agreement between Egypt and Israel and the failure of efforts to mediate a peace accord. more...
- HarperCollins 2011; Not Available
Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa delivers a revealing and deeply personal explorationof Afghanistan and the drug trade which rules the country, from corruptofficials to warlords and child brides and beyond. KhaledHosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns calls Opium Nation ?an insightful andinformative look at the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
In Dark Eden: Eve of Destruction , the thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling author Patrick Carman?s Dark Eden , the seven teens who were ?cured? by Rainsford reunite to find relief from their ailments...and realize they may have the power to stop Rainsford?s ghoulish reign once and for all. Ensnared in a dangerous and ever-deepening... more...
- Verso Books 2010; US$ 16.95
A historical tour de force, The Invention of the Jewish People offers a groundbreaking account of Jewish and Israeli history. Exploding the myth that there was a forced Jewish exile in the first century at the hands of the Romans, Israeli historian Shlomo Sand argues that most modern Jews descend from converts, whose native lands were scattered across... more...
- Verso Books 2012; US$ 26.95
What is a homeland, and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for them throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land?Following the acclaimed and controversial Invention of the Jewish People , Shlomo Sand examines the mysterious sacred land that has become the site of the... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1985; US$ 12.95
Iran, 1980: the revolutionaries have taken charge. In a deserted Teheran hotel, Ry-szard Kapuscinski tries to make journalistic and human sense out of the mass of notes, tapes, and photographs he has accumulated during his extended stay in Iran. Just what happened and how? What did Khomeini have to offer that the Shah, who promised to "create... more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95
Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued role of Zionist ideology. The Idea of Israel considers the way Zionism operates outside of the government and military in areas such as... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95
Reviled as a fascist by his great rival Ben-Gurion, venerated by Israel?s underclass, the first Israeli to win the Nobel Peace Prize, a proud Jew but not a conventionally religious one, Menachem Begin was both complex and controversial. Born in Poland in 1913, Begin was a youthful admirer of the Revisionist Zionist Ze?ev Jabotinsky and soon became... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
In many ways, the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 is typical of the total military conflicts that characterized the first half of the twentieth century. However, in addition to the military course of the war, and its formative and revolutionary ramifications, this war was also notable for the social mobilization of the Israeli population. Social Mobilization... more...