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  • Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarak: 1981-2011by Galal Amin

    The American University in Cairo Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    Galal Amin once again turns his attention to the shaping of Egyptian society and the Egyptian state in the half-century and more that has elapsed since the Nasserite revolution, this time focusing on the era of President Mubarak. He looks at corruption, poverty, the plight of the middle class, and of course, the economy, and directs his penetrating... more...

  • Going to Tehranby Flynt Leverett; Hillary Mann Leverett

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 22.99

    An eye-opening argument for a new approach to Iran, from two of America's most informed and influential Middle East experts Less than a decade after Washington endorsed a fraudulent case for invading Iraq, similarly misinformed and politically motivated claims are pushing America toward war with Iran. Today the stakes are even higher: such a war... more...

  • The Root of Wild Madderby Brian Murphy

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 19.99

    Wisdom of a Turkmen proverb. The Root of Wild Madder opens with an invitation that flows from the same ancient inspiration. "A carpet is poetry itself," an Iranian carpet merchant declares to author Brian Murphy. "You just have to learn to read them." So begins a journey. It follows Persian carpets from the remote villages of Afghanistan... more...

  • Israel Is Realby Rich Cohen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    ?It?s a great irony that Israel was more secure as an idea than it?s ever been as a nation with an army.?   In AD 70, when the Second Temple was destroyed, a handful of visionaries saved Judaism by reinventing it?by taking what had been a national religion, identified with a particular place, and turning it into an idea. Jews no longer needed Jerusalem... more...

  • The Iraq Wars and America's Military Revolutionby Keith L. Shimko

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    This book is a comprehensive study of the Iraq Wars in the context of the revolution in military affairs debate. more...

  • The Last True Story I'll Ever Tellby John Crawford

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    In the tradition of Michael Herr's Dispatches , a National Guardsman's account of the war in Iraq. John Crawford joined the Florida National Guard to pay for his college tuition, willingly exchanging one weekend a month and two weeks a year for a free education. But in Autumn 2002, one semester short of graduating and newly married?in fact, on... more...

  • A Brief History of Israelby Bernard Reich

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 45.00

    Narrates the complex tale of Israel's people and their modern state, established thousands of years after the destruction of the old one, against the backdrop of exile, anti-Semitism, Zionism, and the Holocaust. more...

  • 3 Commando Brigadeby Ewen Southby-Tailyour

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.18

    'The 3 Commando Brigade's six month deployment in Helmand Province was among the finest pieces of soldiering I have come across' General Sir Richard Dannett, Chief of General Staff In October 2006, the Royal Marine Commandos took up their six month tour of duty in war-torn Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan - the toughest and hottest... more...

  • Between Arab and Whiteby Sarah Gualtieri

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    This multifaceted study of Syrian immigration to the United States places Syrians? and Arabs more generally?at the center of discussions about race and racial formation from which they have long been marginalized. Between Arab and White focuses on the first wave of Arab immigration and settlement in the United States in the years before World War... more...

  • Danger Closeby Steve Call

    Texas A&M University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    ?America had a secret weapon,? writes Steve Call of the period immediately following September 11, 2001, as planners contemplated the invasion of Afghanistan. This weapon consisted of small teams of Special Forces operatives trained in close air support (CAS) who, in cooperation with the loose federation of Afghan rebels opposed to the Taliban regime,... more...