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- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts modes of subaltern rebellion against the destructive policies of colonial intruders and collaborating local elites in the south of Egypt. ... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; Not Available
"This book tells what should have been known and isn't?that Israel's hidden force is as formidable as its recognized physical strength." ? Israeli President Shimon Peres For decades, Israel's renowned security arm, the Mossad, has been widely recognized as the best intelligence service in the world. In Mossad , authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim... 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...
- HarperCollins 2011; Not Available
Prominent Israeli journalist GershomGorenberg offers a penetrating and provocativelook at how the balance of power in Israel has shifted toward extremism,threatening the prospects for peace and democracy as the Israeli-Palestinianconflict intensifies. Informing his examination using interviews in Israel andthe West Bank and with access to previously... 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...
- 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...
- Dundurn 2015; US$ 12.99
Rick Antonson joined a five-member expedition to the 5,167-metre summit of Mount Ararat, the most fabled mountain in the world. He traces the earliest mountaineers seeking to scale Ararat initially drawn by eyewitness accounts of Biblical "Ark" sightings and later for the simple quest of conquering the seemingly unconquerable. 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...