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  • The Gambleby Thomas E. Ricks

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 18.32

    Based on unprecedented real-time access to the military's entire chain of command, The Gamble is the definitive account of the insurgency within the US military that led to a radical shift in America's strategy in Iraq - and the bloody implementation of that strategy on the ground. In his international bestseller Fiasco , Thomas E. Ricks gave... more...

  • Iran: Empire of the Mindby Michael Axworthy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.09

    Iran often appears in the media as a hostile and difficult country. But beneath the headlines there is a fascinating story of a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and enormous cultural importance. A nation whose impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbours in the Middle East but on the world as a whole ? and through ideas and... more...

  • A Death in Jerusalemby Kati Marton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    On the evening of September 17, 1948, a car carrying Count Folke Bernadotte, the first United Nations?appointed mediator in the Middle East, traveled up a narrow Jerusalem street. As the car shifted gears for the climb toward the New City, an Israeli Army jeep nosed into the road, forcing Bernadotte?s car and the two following him to come to a full... more...

  • A History of Modern Libyaby Dirk Vandewalle

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This updated edition of the history of Libya charts developments since 2005 through civil war and Qadhafi's demise. more...

  • The 1967 Arab-Israeli Warby Wm Roger Louis; Avi Shlaim

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Two veteran scholars of the Middle East bring together experts in their fields to reassess the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Iranian Historyby Touraj Daryaee

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 52.99 US$ 45.57

    The Oxford Handbook of the History of Iran proceeds chronologically through the history of Iran, from ancient times to the present. This reliable and accessible collection of essays can serve as an introduction to the field of Iranian studies and a useful review for practicing scholars. more...

  • Land of Dreamsby Mordecai Schreiber

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    This memoir, written by a native son, recalls everyday life before, during, and after the birth of the State of Israel. more...

  • The Middle East in Turmoil: Conflict, Revolution, and Changeby William Habeeb

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 98.00

    Since the end of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, conflict in the Middle East has been increasingly wrought with internal struggles, driven by ethnic, inter-communal, and religious differences. Islamic radicalism has grown as an internal threat, and foreign intervention is now a potential catalyst. Since 1990, the Middle East has twice witnessed the... more...

  • A History of the Arab Peoplesby Albert Hourani

    Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A History of the Arab Peoples covers not only political history, but also culture, society, economy and thought, in a work of profound and lasting importance. A magnificent display of the late Albert Hourani's lifetime of scholarship, it was a best-seller on first publication in 1991. This new edition, updated by Malise Ruthven, includes such recent... more...

  • A Convergence of Civilizationsby Youssef Courbage; Emmanuel Todd; George Holoch

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    We are told that Western/Christian and Muslim/Arab civilizations are on the verge of destroying each other. The demographics of one group remain sluggish, while the population of the other has exploded, widening the cultural gap and all but guaranteeing the outbreak of war. Leaving aside the media's sound and fury on this subject, measured analysis... more...