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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.
Holy War: The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World
Holy War
The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World
Paperback      ISBN: 0385721404
Covers the history of the Crusades, from Pope Urban II's call to holy war through its violent conflicts, while explaining their direct influence on the modern world's ongoing Middle East turbulence among Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Princess Sultana's Daughters: A Saudi Arabian Woman's Intimate Revelations About Sex, Love, Marriage-And the Fate of Her Beautiful Daughters-Behind the Veil
Princess Sultana's Daughters
A Saudi Arabian Woman's Intimate Revelations About Sex, Love, Marriage-And the Fate of Her Beautiful Daughters-Behind the Veil
Paperback      ISBN: 0967673755
Chronicles the fates of the two daughters of a Saudi Arabian princess--the elder, driven by isolation and fear into a lesbian relationship and mental breakdown, and the younger, who is seduced by fundamentalist fanaticism.
What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East
What Went Wrong?
The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East
Paperback      ISBN: 0060516054
A leading authority on 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 Illustrated Atlas of Jerusalem
The Illustrated Atlas of Jerusalem
Hardcover      ISBN: 0134516427
The Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom
The Saudis
Inside the Desert Kingdom
Paperback      ISBN: 0393324176
An updated portrait of Saudi life chronicles the nation's rise to world power status, citing the challenging transformations taking place there as a result of modernity, wealth, and terrorism. Original.
The Shaping of the Modern Middle East
The Shaping of the Modern Middle East
Paperback      ISBN: 0195072820
With this major revision of his classic The Middle East and the West (1964), a leading Middle East historian of our time offers a definitive and now more-timely-than-ever history of Western-Middle Eastern relations from the late seventeenth century to the present day. Fully revised to cover the volatile developments of the last three decades, The Shaping of the Modern Middle East sheds light on the climax and sudden end of the cold war, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the Arab-Israeli wars, the formation and activities of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, the Persian Gulf War, and the Iranian revolution. Illuminating the region's geography, culture, history, language, and religion, Lewis explores the complex and often confusing issues of Arab nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism, and responses and reactions in the Middle East to centuries of Western influence, revealing the subtlety and sophistication of this dynamic civilization as no other scholar can.
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.
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.