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  • Making Sense of Iranian Society, Culture, and Businessby Hamid Yeganeh

    Business Expert Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Iran represents a large and emerging economy with a strategic location extending from the Persian Gulf to Central Asia, a huge consumer market, tremendous natural resources, and numerous petrochemical and manufacturing industries, which require heavy investment and development. Understanding the Iranian business environment requires a holistic... more...

  • Iranian Cultureby Nasrin Rahimieh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.37

    Throughout modern Iranian history, culture has served as a means of imposing unity and cohesion onto society. The Pahlavi monarchs used it to project an image of Iran as an ancient civilisation, re-emerging as an equal to Western nations, while the revolutionaries deployed it to remake the country into an Islamic nation. Just as Iranian culture has... more...

  • Kings and Camelsby Grant C. Butler

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2008; US$ 8.99

    First published in 1960, "Kings and Camels" is a straightforward account of how an American went to work in Saudi Arabia and came home to America to realize how little the average American appreciated the strategic importance of the area and, more crucially still, how little he understood the people in the area. Butler presents his material in the... more...

  • Taller Todayby Neil Ferguson

    Saqi 2013; US$ 16.49

    The year is 1953. Britain has a new Queen. The MCC has won back the Ashes. Another BOAC Comet has crashed. We are taller today, but what was it like then, when we were smaller? In Taller Today Neil Ferguson pieces together fragments of his childhood in 1950s London where his father - socialist toff, inventor, jailbird, raconteur - leaves him to his... more...

  • The Girl Who Lived on Airby Stephen Wade

    Seren 2014; US$ 12.49

    For two years Sarah Jacob was the Welsh Fasting Girl who 'lived on air'. Did she really take neither food or drink in that time? Although Sarah lived in remote rural Carmarthenshire in the 1860s she became a national sensation through the newspapers - people from all over Britain traveled to see this miraculous young girl, leaving gifts of money… Was... more...

  • Kerry's Childrenby Ellen Davis

    Seren 2014; US$ 9.99

    Ellen Davis was born in 1929 in the small German village of Hoof. Her Jewish family had lived there since 1760 but its peaceful existence was shattered when Hitler came to power and German Jews were persecuted. Ellen's autobiography tells the harrowing story of her childhood struggle to protect her younger brothers and sisters from the terrors of life... more...

  • Chinggis Khanby Michal Biran

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    In this novel perspective on a much-maligned figure, Michal Biran explains the monumental impact Chinggis Khan has had upon the Islamic World, both positive and negative. Often criticized as a mass-slaughterer, pillager, and arch-enemy of the faith, Biran shows that his constructive influence upon Islam was also considerable - his legacy apparent... more...

  • The Secret War with Iranby Ronen Bergman

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 13.99

    While many now fear a looming war with Iran, few know that this war is already raging and has been doing so for the past three decades. Starting from the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, intelligence expert Ronen Bergman details the complex array of political manoeuvring, assassination attempts, arms trading, and suicide bombs that have characterised... more...

  • The Hands of Peaceby Marione Ingram; Thelton Henderson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram fled Nazi Germany, only to find racism as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe. Marione moved first to New York and then to Washington, D.C. where, in 1960, she joined the Congress of Racial Equality, protesting discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other aspects... more...

  • Female, Jewish, and Educatedby Harriet Pass Freidenreich

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 27.95

    Female, Jewish, and Educated presents a collective biography of Jewish women who attended universities in Germany or Austria before the Nazi era. To what extent could middle-class Jewish women in the early decades of the 20th century combine family and careers? What impact did anti-Semitism and gender... more...