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Kanan Makiya

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Born in Baghdad, Kanan Makiya is the author of Republic of Fear, Post-Islamic Classicism, The Monument, and Cruelty and Silence, which was awarded the 1993 Lionel Gelber Prize fro the best book on international relations. He has written for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Independent, The Times (London), and The Times Literary Supplement. A trained architect, he is a founding director of The Iraq Foundation, a Washington-based nonprofit organization that facilitates research toward a democratic Iraq. He has collaborated on two films for television, one of which, Saddam's Killing Fields, received the 1992 Edward R... Read More

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The Rock
A Tale of Seventh-Century Jerusalem
Written by Kanan Makiya


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $18.95

Whose rock is enshrined inside the golden Dome of Jerusalem? The rock of Moses or of Muhammad? Kanan Makiya gathers together the stories, legends, and beliefs that define the Rock—the place where Adam landed in his fall from Paradise and where Abraham attempted to sacrifice his first-born; where Solomon’s Temple stood... Read more >
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The Rock
A Tale of Seventh-Century Jerusalem
Written by Kanan Makiya


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $13.99

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