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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.
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
The Story of a Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 037571457x
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World
Covering Islam
How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0679758909
The author of Culture and Imperialism evaluates the American media's coverage of news stories about Islam and shows how misconceptions about the religion and about the Middle East have been promoted. Reprint. NYT.
The Middle East for Dummies
The Middle East for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764554832
A guide to the Middle East covers such topics as history, culture, politics, religion, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
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.
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.
From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East
From Babel to Dragomans
Interpreting the Middle East
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195173368
The best-selling author of What Went Wrong brings together four decades of his essays, articles, and other writings on the Middle East, presenting more than fifty pieces that cover such topics as "The Enemies of God," "Can Islam be Secularized?," "What Saddam Wrought," and "Deconstructing Osama and His Evil Appeal." 100,000 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.
Power, Politics, and Culture: Interviews With Edward W. Said
Power, Politics, and Culture
Interviews With Edward W. Said
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375421076
Spanning more than thirty years, a collection of twenty-five interviews with the Middle Eastern scholar and critic shares the author's thoughts on a broad spectrum of subjects, including politics, literary and cultural criticism, the performing arts, the PLO and the question of nationalism, the Gulf War, and more. 12,500 first printing.