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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.
God Has Ninety-Nine Names: Reporting from a Militant Middle East
God Has Ninety-Nine Names
Reporting from a Militant Middle East
Paperback      ISBN: 0684832283
A country-by-country account of the struggles for power and identity in the Middle East, from the terrorist headquarters of Hezbollah in Lebanon to the royal palace in Amman
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
Lords of the Horizons
A History of the Ottoman Empire
Paperback      ISBN: 0312420668
A rich evocation of the lost world of the Ottoman Empire traces the rise of the Turks, showing their early world dominance, which touched Europe, Africa, and India, and exploring the Empire's long degeneration and fall.
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.
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.
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.
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
A Peace to End All Peace
The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
Paperback      ISBN: 0805068848
Traces Great Britain's influence on Middle East politics since World War I, and describes Britain's changing interests in the region.
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.
World Orders Old and New
World Orders Old and New
Paperback      ISBN: 0231101570
The left's leading critic takes on the Post-Cold War world, including the Gulf War, the Clinton Administration, and the Israeli-Palestinian question in a critique of Western government that focuses on the powerless, power-hungry, and power-mongers. UP.