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The Bookseller Of Kabul
The Bookseller Of Kabul
Paperback      ISBN: 0316159417
Capturing the harsh realities of life in modern-day Afghanistan and plight of Afghan women, the Norwegian journalist provides a portrait of a committed Muslim man, a bookseller, and his family living in post-Taliban Kabul, Afghanistan. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
Reading Lolita in Tehran
A Memoir in Books
Paperback      ISBN: 081297106x
Describes growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the group of young women who came together at her home in secret every Thursday to read and discuss great books of Western literature, explaining the influence of Lolita, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, and other works on their lives and goals. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Orientalism
Orientalism
Paperback      ISBN: 039474067x
A provocative critique of Western attitudes about the Orient, this history examines the ways in which the West has discovered, invented, and sought to control the East from the 1700s to the present.
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Funny in Farsi
A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0812968379
An autobiography of growing up as an Iranian-American describes the author's family's 1971 move from Iran to Southern California, the members of her diverse family, and their struggle with culture shock.
Blood Brothers
Blood Brothers
Paperback      ISBN: 0800793218
A Christian Palestinian from Galilee recounts his witness to the mid-twentieth-century events that led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people, the incarceration of nearly one million people in refugee camps, and the breakdown of Arab-Israeli relations, during which he made a choice to promote peace. Original.
Afghanistan: A Short History of Its People and Politics
Afghanistan
A Short History of Its People and Politics
Paperback      ISBN: 0060505087
Examines the history, people, politics, religion, geography, and culture of Afghanistan, offering a revealing portrait of the war-ravaged nation and the Taliban regime and including new information covering events up to spring 2002. Reprint.
Building Jerusalem: The Rise And Fall of the Victorian City
Building Jerusalem
The Rise And Fall of the Victorian City
Hardcover      ISBN: 0297607677
From Beirut to Jerusalem: Updated With a New Chapter
From Beirut to Jerusalem
Updated With a New Chapter
Paperback      ISBN: 0385413726
A winner of the National Book Award, the seminal study of the Middle East conflict by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist has been updated with the addition of a new chapter that traces the situation up to 1995. Original.
What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
What Went Wrong
Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195144201
A leading authority in Near Eastern Studies explores the decline of Islamic power in the Middle East and traces the impact of these events on the modern era.
The Israelis: Ordinary People In An Extraordinary Land
The Israelis
Ordinary People In An Extraordinary Land
Paperback      ISBN: 0743270355
A look at Israeli contemporary culture notes its vibrant civic society in the face of war, its large percentage of professional workers, its Orthodox practices, its love of western music and technology, and its reverence for its military.