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  • Opium Nationby Fariba Nawa

    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...

  • Full Moon Over Noah's Arkby Rick Antonson

    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...

  • Shah of Shahsby Ryzard Kapuscinski

    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...

  • A Bridge Across The Jordan: The Friendship Between a Jewish Carpenter and the King of Jordanby Adaia Shumsky

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    The true story of a friendship-as improbable as it was inspirational-that overcame bitter divisions, fierce enmities, religious differences, and social division, to offer a glimmer of hope to a part of the world enmeshed in violence. Mendel Cohen was a carpenter who lived in Jerusalem before the founding of Israel, and when his work came to the attention... more...

  • The Idea of Israelby Ilan Pappe

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued role of Zionist ideology. The Idea of Israel  considers the way Zionism operates outside of the government and military in areas such as... more...

  • Social Mobilization in the Arab/Israeli War of 1948by Moshe Naor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    In many ways, the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 is typical of the total military conflicts that characterized the first half of the twentieth century. However, in addition to the military course of the war, and its formative and revolutionary ramifications, this war was also notable for the social mobilization of the Israeli population. Social Mobilization... more...

  • Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shahby Bianca Devos; Christoph Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shah presents a collection of innovative research on the interaction of culture and politics accompanying the vigorous modernization programme of the first Pahlavi ruler. Examining a broad spectrum of this multifaceted interaction it makes an important contribution to the cultural history of the 1920s and 1930s... more...

  • A History of the Middle Eastby Peter Mansfield; Nicolas Pelham

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 20.00

    The definitive history of the Middle East, thoroughly revised and updated through 2012 One of the most crucial, volatile, and complex regions of the modern world, the Middle East has long confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2012 and still the essential work on the subject, follows the... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Egyptby Arthur Jr. Goldschmidt

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 149.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Egypt covers its history from its emergence as an independent actor during the reign of Ali Bey (1760-1772) up to and including the first two years of the Arab Spring (February 2013). This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary... more...

  • Islamby H. Lammens

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 200.00

    First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...