Middle Eastern History, General
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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.
Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Six Days of War
June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Paperback      ISBN: 0345461924
Written to coincide with the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Six-Day War, this meticulously detailed study chronicles Israel's pivotal and decisive victory over its Arab neighbors and offers definitive portraits of the individuals who played key roles in the conflict. Reprint.
Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
Leap of Faith
Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0786867175
In an eloquent and candid memoir, the Queen of Jordan describes her youth in a privileged Arab-American family, her Princeton education, and her marriage to King Hussein of Jordan, providing an intimate portrait of the late monarch and his quest for peace in the Middle East, their private life together, her work as a queen and activist, and the message of Islam in the wake of September 11. 200,000 first printing.
The Valleys of the Assassins
The Valleys of the Assassins
Paperback      ISBN: 0375757538
In a critically acclaimed travelogue first published in 1934, the author recounts her adventures traveling alone through the Middle East in 1927 and her odyssey through remote areas of Persia, including a visit to the hidden castle of local outlaws. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
All the Shah's Men
An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471265179
Traces the events leading to the 1953 coup in Iran, noting the reasons behind the U.S.'s covert operations under the joint authority of Eisenhower and Churchill, the orchestrations of prime minister Mossadegh and CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt, and the coup's ongoing consequences.
A History of the Arab Peoples
A History of the Arab Peoples
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674395654
Chronicles the history of Arab civilization, looking at the beauty of the great mosques, the importance attached to education, the achievements of Arab science, the role of women, internal conflicts, and the Palestinian question
A Brief History of Ancient Israel
A Brief History of Ancient Israel
Paperback      ISBN: 0664224369
Matthews' A Brief History of Ancient Israel presents a concise history of Israel covering the ancestral period, conquest and settlement, the monarchy, and both the exilic and postexilic periods. Using supplemental figures and insets, the author concentrates on providing a cogent and condensed discussion of events. He examines historical geography, archaeological data, and, where relevant, comparative cultural materials from other ancient Near Eastern civilizations. With an accessible yet high-quality introduction, A Brief History of Ancient Israel will be of value to both students of the Old Testament and the scholars who teach them.
Ancient Iraq
Ancient Iraq
Paperback      ISBN: 014012523x
A history of the politics, economics, and culture of ancient Mesopotamia, from prehistoric times to the dawn of the Christian era, surveying the shared civilization of Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires
Sleeping on a Wire: Conversations With Palestinians in Israel
Sleeping on a Wire
Conversations With Palestinians in Israel
Paperback      ISBN: 0312420978
A personal journey into the world of the Arab citizens living in Israel depicts the painful dilemma of a people being torn between conflicting identities as they are shunned by both Jews and Palestinians. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.