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  • Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?by Richard Cohen

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 26.00

    A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen?s own), and a passionate defense of Israel?s legitimacy. Richard Cohen?s book is part reportage, part memoir?an intimate journey through the history of Europe?s Jews, culminating in the establishment of Israel. A veteran, syndicated columnist for The Washington Post , Cohen began this journey... more...

  • Saddam: King of Terrorby Con Coughlin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Insightful, penetrating, and shocking, the defining biography of Iraq's deposed tyrant Drawing on an unparalleled network of sources, contacts, and firsthand testimonies, Con Coughlin takes us to the center of Saddam Hussein's complex, bewildering regime -- and beyond. Fully updated and revised, Saddam: His Rise and Fall meticulously describes... more...

  • Women's Roles in the Middle East and North Africaby Ruth Beitler; Angelica Martinez

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 61.00

    This concise, content-rich volume provides an overview of women's roles in the Middle East and North Africa from the advent of Islam to the present. more...

  • The Yom Kippur Warby Walter J. Boyne

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    It's usually called the Yom Kippur War. Or sometimes the October War. The players that surround it are familiar: Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin. It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict. A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous... more...

  • The Two O'Clock Warby Walter J. Boyne; Fred Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99

    It's usually called the Yom Kippur War. Or sometimes the October War. The players that surround it are familiar: Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin. It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict. A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous... more...

  • Gender in Contemporary Iranby Roksana Bahramitash; Eric Hooglund

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    This book examines gender and the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran, documenting the changes in women?s lives and showing how women have now become agents of social change rather than victims. Bringing together the detailed primary research of a number of eminent scholars working in Iran, this collection provides unique perspectives... more...

  • The Politics of National Celebrations in the Arab Middle Eastby Elie Podeh

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    The first systematic study of the role of celebrations and public holidays in the Arab Middle East. more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empireby Alan Palmer

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 23.32

    Like Charles II, the sick man of Europe was 'an unconscionable time dying.' Time and time again from the seventeenth century observers predicted the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, yet it outlived all its rivals. As late as 1910 it straddled three continents. Unlike the Romanovs, Hohenzollerns or Habsburgs, the House of Osman was still recognised... more...

  • My Father's Rifleby Hiner Saleem; Catherine Temerson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 18.99

    A young Kurd comes of age in a war-torn land. This beautiful, spare narrative tells of the life of a boy named Azad--in fact the author, a Kurdish filmmaker--as he grows to manhood in Iraq during the 1960s and 1970s. Azad is born into a vibrant village culture, to a family that is proud of its Kurdish past and hopes for a free Kurdish future. He... more...

  • Jerusalemby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Orion 2011; US$ 17.24

    The epic story of Jerusalem told through the lives of the men and women who created, ruled and inhabited it. Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from... more...