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  • The White Castleby Orhan Pamuk; Victoria Holbrook

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.66

    From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Joyce, Nabokov, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity and the relations between East and West. In the 17th century, a young man sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner by pirates... more...

  • A History of Modern Libyaby Dirk Vandewalle

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    This updated edition of the history of Libya charts developments since 2005 through civil war and Qadhafi's demise. more...

  • America's War for the Greater Middle Eastby Andrew J. Bacevich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.32

    LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD •  A searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades from retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle... more...

  • Lost to the Westby Lars Brownworth

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00

    Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy. For more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned... more...

  • The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introductionby Martin Bunton

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99

    The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory. more...

  • Let There Be Waterby Seth M. Siegel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 12.59

    An essential look at the unknown story of how Israel has avoided the coming water crisis despite being mostly desert. more...

  • Out of Egyptby André Aciman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 13.30

    This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the marvelous eccentrics who shaped his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and spy; the... more...

  • Blackwaterby Jeremy Scahill

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, but since September 2007 the firm has been hit... more...

  • The Lebanese Connectionby Jonathan Marshall

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    The Lebanese Connection uncovers for the first time the story of how Lebanon became one of the world's leading suppliers of illicit drugs, how its economy and political system were corrupted by drug profits, and how the drug trade contributed to the country's greatest catastrophe, its fifteen-year civil war from 1975 to 1990. more...

  • The Oxford History of Ancient Egyptby Ian Shaw

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 12.99

    The Oxford Illustrated History of Ancient Egypt describes the emergence and development of the distinctive civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans. It describes the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley, including some of the earliest masterpieces of... more...