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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99
For centuries following the fall of Rome, Western Europe was backward and benighted, locked into the Dark Ages and barely able to tell the time of day. Arab culture, however, was thriving, and had become a powerhouse of intellectual exploration and discussion that dazzled the likes of British adventurer Adelard of Bath. The Arabs could measure the... more...
- Robert Hale 2014; US$ 8.74
The publication of "Warlords of Oman" in 1967 coincided with the first export of oil from Oman and the beginning of momentous change in a country that had been virtually closed to the outside world. Since then under the leadership of His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos, the development of the country and its people has been recognized as an international success... more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 15.95
As Britain?s colonial secretary in the 1920s, Winston Churchill made a mistake with calamitous consequences and unseen repercussions extending into the twenty-first century. Christopher Catherwood, scholar and adviser to Tony Blair?s government, examines Churchill?s creation of the artificial monarchy of Iraq after World War One, forcing together... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00
In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57
Can peoples and nations who have been pitted against each other in geopolitically manipulated conflict overcome the adversary relationship and achieve reconciliation? Through the Wall of Fire attempts to answer this question, examining the Armenian genocide of 1915, the two Iraq wars and embargo regime, as well as the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00
A landmark history, based on newly available documents, of the battles between Jews, Arabs, and the British that led to the creation of Israel Anonymous Soldiers brilliantly re-creates the crucial period in the establishment of Israel, chronicling the three decades of growing anticolonial unrest that culminated in the end of British rule and... more...
- Verso Books 2015; US$ 24.95
In 2012, Jonathan Littell went to the heart of the Syrian conflict, embedding himself with the Free Syria-Army in the historic city of Homs. He watched from the front line as the city was ruthlessly pummeled by Assad?s forces before it finally surrendered. His urgent notebooks of what he saw on the ground speak directly of the horrors of the civil... more...
- Haffmans & Tolkemitt 2014; US$ 15.28
Die ethnische Säuberung Palästinas: Ilan Pappe dokumentiert die Vertreibung von 800.000 Menschen vor, während und nach der Gründung Israels. Zwei Monate vor dem Ende der britischen Verwaltung Palästinas im Auftrag der UN, am 10. März 1948, trifft sich im Roten Haus in Tel Aviv, dem Hauptquartier der Untergrundmiliz Hagana, eine Runde hochrangiger zionistischer... more...
- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95
The Middle East is a pressure cooker of constant upheaval, and always with the threat of war in the air. But digging deeper reveals that there are complex dynamics at work, both culturally and politically, and understanding the conflict in this region starts with understanding not only recent events, but ancient events, as well. Noted history writer... more...