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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.
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.
Evliya Celebi in Bitlis: The Relevant Section of the Seyahatname
Evliya Celebi in Bitlis
The Relevant Section of the Seyahatname
Hardcover      ISBN: 9004092420
The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah-1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam
The Crisis
The President, the Prophet, and the Shah-1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316323942
An account of the 444-day Iran hostage crisis describes how a mob of students, inspired by a then-virtually unknown Khomeini, seized the American embassy in 1979, in a chronicle that documents the year they spent as political prisoners, the contributions of such figures as Jimmy Carter and the Shah, and the doomed Desert One rescue mission. By the author of Shooting the Moon. 25,000 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.
Evliya Celebis Anatolienreise: Aus Dem Dritten Band Des Seyahatname
Evliya Celebis Anatolienreise
Aus Dem Dritten Band Des Seyahatname
German    Hardcover      ISBN: 9004104453
Evliya Çelebi describes his travels in Anatolia in the third volume of the Seyah?atname, which is one of the most important narrative sources for the history of the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century. This edition provides a contribution to the growing investigation of Evliya Çelebi's oeuvre.
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.
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.
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Taliban
Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Paperback      ISBN: 0300089023
Examines the Taliban and its form of Islamic fundamentalism, explains how the organization rose to power, and discusses its impact on Afghanistan and why the country has become a center for international terrorism.