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Middle East

  • The 8.55 To Baghdadby Andrew Eames

    Transworld 2011; US$ 15.98 US$ 11.98

    Travel journalist Andrew Eames was in the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo when he met an elderly lady who had known Agatha Christie. Fascinated by the exotic history of this quintessentially English crime writer, he decided to retrace the trip from London to Baghdad which she made in 1928 - a journey which was to change Agatha Christie completely and... more...

  • Alexandrian Summerby Yitzhak Gormezano Goren; Yardenne Greenspan; André Aciman

    New Vessel Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Love, lust, and the convulsions of history surge through this dazzling novel about the vanished cosmopolitan world of Alexandria. more...

  • All Aboutby P S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.49

    This fantastic book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for ancient Egyptians. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about the pharaohs, mummies, the pyramids, hieroglyphics and much more!The 'All About' series is an educational collection of books... more...

  • All Strangers Are Kinby Zora O'Neill

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 25.00

    A lively, often hilarious, and always warm-hearted exploration of Arabic language and culture, guided by a keen-eyed travel writer with twenty years of experience studying Arabic more...

  • Allah's Torchby Tracy Dahlby

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    On the front?lines with the building of Al Queda forces in Indonesia both before and after 9/11, written in provocative style by the former Asia bureau chief for Newsweek International. In Allah's Torch, National Geographic's Tracy Dahlby takes readers into the sprawling, porous, virtually lawless domain of Indonesia, where overlapping lines of... more...

  • American Travelers on the Nileby Andrew Oliver

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 30.99

    The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, ending the War of 1812, allowed Americans once again to travel abroad. Medical students went to Paris, artists to Rome, academics to Göttingen, and tourists to all European capitals. More intrepid Americans ventured to Athens, to Constantinople, and even to Egypt. Beginning with two eighteenth-century travelers,... more...

  • Among the Believersby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Naipaul's controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as "the most notable work on contemporary Islam to have appeared in a very long time." From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Among the Iraniansby Sofia A. Koutlaki

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 24.95

    An indispensable and practical guide to the life and culture of Iran as it is lived by ordinary citizens. more...

  • Apricots on the Nileby Colette Rossant

    Washington Square Press 2007; US$ 12.00

    Cairo, 1937: French-born Colette Rossant is waiting out World War II among her father's Egyptian-Jewish relatives. From the moment she arrives at her grandparents' belle époque mansion by the Nile, the five-year-old Colette finds companionship and comfort among the other "outsiders" in her home away from home -- the cooks and servants in the kitchen.... more...

  • Archaeology Hotspot Egyptby Julian Heath

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    An accessible and entertaining story of Egypt?s archaeology, this book covers the hand axes of Homo erectus to the latest findings from KV5; all while considering the backdrop of Egypt's history, culture, and national heritage. more...