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  • Generation Revolutionby Rachel Aspden

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    In 2003, Rachel Aspden arrived in Egypt as a 23-year-old trainee journalist. She found a country on the brink of change. Of Egypt's 80 million citizens, two-thirds were under 30. The new generation were stifled, broken and frustrated – caught between a dictatorship with nothing to offer them and autocratic parents still clinging to tradition and obedience... more...

  • Black Heartsby Jim Frederick

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 15.72

    Quite possibly the defining book about the Iraq War, a masterpiece of reportage that reads like a thriller more...

  • My Promised Landby Ari Shavit

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.15

    NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists... more...

  • Ghost on the Throneby James Romm

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Alexander the Great, perhaps the most commanding leader in history, united his empire and his army by the titanic force of his will. His death at the age of thirty-two spelled the end of that unity. The story of Alexander’s conquest of the Persian empire is known to many readers, but the dramatic and consequential saga of the empire’s collapse remains... more...

  • Postmodernism and Islamby Akbar S. Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.01

    Can West and East ever understand each other? In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading Muslim scholars explores an area which has which has been almost entirely neglected by scholars in the field - the area of postmodernism and Islam. This landmark work is startling, constantly perceptive and certain to be debated for years to come. more...

  • Ghost Warsby Steve Coll

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 21.00

    Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize From the award-winning and bestselling author of Directorate S , the explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan To what extent did America’s best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively... more...

  • The Shahby Abbas Milani

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 17.49

    Though his monarchy was toppled in 1979 and he died in 1980, the life of Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlevi, the last Shah of Iran, continues to resonate today. Here, internationally respected author Abbas Milani gives us the definitive biography, more than ten years in the making, of the monarch who shaped Iran's modern age and with it the contemporary politics... more...

  • The Wars of the Jewsby Flavius Josephus

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    The book is about the history of the Jewish people and the reinstatement of the State of Israel. The author gives a detailed eye-witness description of the obliteration of Jerusalem. Not only does the writer describe about the hatred that existed between the Jews and the other people of the Middle East, he also presents an implicit explication of the... more...

  • The Great Social Laboratoryby Omnia El Shakry

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    This book charts the development of the social sciences—anthropology, human geography, and demography—in colonial and postcolonial Egypt, exploring the broader significance of knowledge production and its relationship to colonialist and nationalist ideologies. more...

  • Imagined Empiresby Zeinab Abul-Magd

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts modes of subaltern rebellion against the destructive policies of colonial intruders and collaborating local elites in the south of Egypt. ... more...