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- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 12.99
Beginning in December 2010 popular revolt swept through the Middle East, shocking the world and ushering in a period of unprecedented unrest. Protestors took to the streets to demand greater freedom, democracy, human rights, social justice, and regime change. What caused these uprisings? What is their significance? And what are their likely consequences?... more...
- Faber and Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95
From the Pulitzer Prize?winning reporter who has spent the last thirty years writing about Saudi Arabia?as diplomatic correspondent, foreign editor, and then publisher of The Wall Street Journal ?an important and timely book that explores all facets of life in this shrouded Kingdom: its tribal past, its complicated present, its precarious future.... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 9.99
Sixty years after fighting in Israel's War of Independence, Yoram Kaniuk tries to remember what exactly did?and did not?happen in his time as a teenage soldier in the Palmach. The result is a touchingly poignant and hauntingly beautiful memoir that the author himself considers a work of fiction, for what is memory but one's own story about the past?... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 22.99
Published with a new afterword from the author?the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts?including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq?s competing... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 14.99
The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited?and remade. Muhammad?s was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. In The First Muslim , Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life.... 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...