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- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
In a ruined temple on the Nile, Anthony Sattin sees a woman praying to the gods of ancient Egypt to bless her with a child. Later in central Cairo he experiences the exuberant celebrations of a saint?s day and hears their stony condemnation by an Islamist. The ancient continues to rub up against the modern just as dramatically as when Flaubert wrote,... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 3.99
Rosemary Mahoney was determined to take a solo trip down the Egyptian Nile in a small boat, even though civil unrest and vexing local traditions conspired to create obstacles every step of the way. Starting off in the south, she gained the unlikely sympathy and respect of a Muslim sailor, who provided her with both a seven-foot skiff and a window into... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
This all-access, inside-out view of what the American occupation of Iraq really looks like on the ground is the story of two young Americans who went to Baghdad without any real plan and discovered they weren?t the only ones. Underqualified but ingenious, Ray and Jeff found work with the Coalition Provisional Authority providing humanitarian aid to... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
On the front?lines with the building of Al Queda forces in Indonesia both before and after 9/11, written in provocative style by the former Asia bureau chief for Newsweek International. In Allah's Torch, National Geographic's Tracy Dahlby takes readers into the sprawling, porous, virtually lawless domain of Indonesia, where overlapping lines of... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
BONUS: This edition contains a Honeymoon in Tehran discussion guide. Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living and working in Tehran, she finds a nation that openly yearns for freedom and contact with the West but whose economic grievances and... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00
An inspiring story of one doctor?s struggle in a war-torn village in the heart of Sudan In 2007, James Maskalyk, newly recruited by Doctors Without Borders, set out for the contested border town of Abyei, Sudan. An emergency physician drawn to the ravaged parts of the world, Maskalyk spent six months treating malnourished children, coping with a measles... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 7.95
One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, here is an irreverent and incisive commentary on the "New Barbarians'" encounter with the Old World. Twain's hilarious satire impales with sharp wit both the chauvinist and the cosmopolitan. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00
† † "I had no idea how to find my way around this medieval city. It was getting dark. I was tired. I didn?t speak Arabic. I was a little frightened. But hadn?t I battled scorpions in the wilds of Costa Rica and prevailed? Hadn?t I survived fainting in a San Josť brothel?† Hadn?t I once arrived in Ireland with only $10 in my pocket and made it... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 12.99
Frommer’s Dubai & Abu Dhabi Day by Day is a full-colour, practical, accessible book for sophisticated travellers who want to make the most of their stay. This guidebook helps visitor plan special-interest tours in Dubai, Arabian heritage, spas, and more as well as day trips to Sharjah, Al Ain, and Hatta. The handbook provides star-ratings... more...