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Middle East

  • Operation Thunderboltby Saul David

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    The definitive account of one of the greatest Special Forces missions ever, the Raid of Entebbe, by acclaimed military historian Saul David. On June 27, 1976, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by a group of Arab and German terrorists who demanded the release of 53 terrorists. The plane was forced to divert to Entebbe,... more...

  • The Life and Times of Abu Tammamby Abu Bakr al-Suli; Beatrice Gruendler

    Library of Arabic Literature 2015; US$ 34.00

    Abu Tammam (d. 231 or 232 H/845 or 846 AD) is one of the most celebrated poets in the Arabic language. Born in Syria of Greek Christian background, he soon made his name as one of the premier Arabic poets in the caliphal court of Baghdad. Abu Tammam vigorously promoted a new style of poetry that merged abstract and complex imagery with archaic Bedouin... more...

  • The Hajjby Eric Tagliacozzo; Shawkat Toorawa

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Scholars from several fields tell the story of the Hajj and explain its significance as one of the key events in the Muslim religious calendar. more...

  • Shell Shockedby Mohammed Omer

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 17.00

    Gripping eye-witness account of Operation Protective Edge by only Palestinian reporting in English from Gaza during Israel's 2014 assault. more...

  • Marine Corps Tank Battles in the Middle Eastby Oscar Gilbert

    Casemate Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99

    In the aftermath of Vietnam a new generation of Marines was determined to wage a smarter kind of war. The tank, the very symbol of power and violence, would play a key role in a new concept of mobile warfare, not seen since the dashes of World War II. The emphasis would be not on brutal battles of attrition, but on paralyzing the enemy by rapid maneuver... more...

  • Seven Pillars of Wisdomby T. E. Lawrence

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    The classic account of war and adventure in the Middle East that transformed T. E. Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia Originally intended as a study of the great cities of the Middle East, Seven Pillars of Wisdom is T. E. Lawrence?s masterful account of the Arab Revolt of 1916?18. As a liaison officer for the British Forces in North Africa, Lawrence... more...

  • The Love of Strangersby Nile Green

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    In July 1815, six Iranian students arrived in London under the escort of their chaperone, Captain Joseph D?Arcy. Their mission was to master the modern sciences behind the rapid rise of Europe. Over the next four years, they lived both the low life and high life of Regency London, from being down and out after their abandonment by D?Arcy to charming... more...

  • Syria's Democratic Yearsby Kevin W. Martin

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    The years 1954?1958 in Syria are popularly known as "The Democratic Years," a brief period of civilian government before the consolidation of authoritarian rule. Kevin W. Martin provides a cultural history of the period and argues that the authoritarian outcome was anything but inevitable. Examining the flourishing broadcast and print media of the... more...

  • The Global History of the Balfour Declarationby Maryanne A. Rhett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the development and issuance of the Balfour Declaration, the document that set the stage for the creation of the state of Israel, within its global setting. The heart of the book demonstrates that the Declaration developed and contributed to a juncture in a global dialogue about the nature and definition of nation at the outset... more...

  • The Armenian Genocide Legacyby Alexis Demirdjian

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume focuses on the impact of the Armenian Genocide on different academic disciplines at the crossroads of the centennial commemorations of the Genocide. Its interdisciplinary nature offers the opportunity to analyze the Genocide from different angles using the lens of several fields of study. more...