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Jasmine and Fire
A Bittersweet Year in Beirut
Written by Salma Abdelnour


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88594-4 (0-307-88594-1)

As Beirut exploded with the bombs and violence of a ruthless civil war in the ’80s, a nine-year-old Salma Abdelnour and her family fled Lebanon to start a new life in the States. Ever since then— even as she built a thriving career as a food and travel writer in New... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Living Islam Out Loud
American Muslim Women Speak
Edited by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 15, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8383-3 (0-8070-8383-6)

Living Islam Out Loud presents the first generation of American Muslim women who have always identified as both American and Muslim. These pioneers have forged new identities for themselves and for future generations, and they speak out about the hijab, relationships, sex and sexuality, activism, spirituality, and much more.

Contributors: Su'ad... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Place of Tolerance in Islam

Written by Khaled Abou El Fadl


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 8, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0229-2 (0-8070-0229-1)

Khaled Abou El Fadl, a prominent critic of Islamic Puritanism, leads off this lively debate by arguing that Islam is a deeply tolerant religion. Injunctions to violence against nonbelievers stem from misreadings of the Qur’an, he claims, and even jihad, or so-called holy war, has no basis in Qur’anic text or... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rebel Music
Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Written by Hisham Aidi


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42490-8 (0-375-42490-3)

This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Dream Palace of the Arabs
A Generation's Odyssey
Written by Fouad Ajami


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70474-1 (0-375-70474-4)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

What constitutes the dream palace of the Arabs? "On their own, in the barracks and in the academies," Fouad Ajami writes, "in the principle cities of the Arab world--Beirut, Baghdad, Damascus, Cairo--Arabs had built an intellectual edifice of secular nationalism and modernity."  What has... Read more >
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On the State of Egypt
What Made the Revolution Inevitable
Written by Alaa Al Aswany
Translated by Jonathan Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 25, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94698-0 (0-307-94698-3)

From one of Egypt’s most acclaimed novelists, here is a vivid chronicle of Egyptian society, with penetrating analysis of all the most urgent issues—economic stagnation, police brutality, poverty, the harassment of women and of the Christian minority, to name a few—that led to the stunning overthrow of the Mubarak government. Al-Aswany... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization

Edited by Salim T. S. Al-Hassani


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0934-5 (1-4262-0934-7)

1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization takes readers on a journey through years of forgotten Islamic history to discover one thousand fascinating scientific and technological inventions still being used throughout the world today. Take a look at all of the discoveries that led to the great technological advances of... Read more >

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Baghdad Diaries
A Woman's Chronicle of War and Exile
Written by Nuha al-Radi


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 6, 2003
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7525-6 (1-4000-7525-4)

In this often moving, sometimes wry account of life in Baghdad during the first war on Iraq and in exile in the years following, Iraqi-born, British-educated artist Nuha al-Radi shows us the effects of war on ordinary people. She recounts the day-to-day realities of living in a city under siege, where... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Circle in the Sand
The Bush Dynasty in Iraq
Written by Christian Alfonsi


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9606-0 (1-4000-9606-5)

An important, massively researched and revelation-filled work of history that uncovers how decisions made by the first Bush White House preordained the current administration’s decision to invade Iraq.

“Is this a one-time thing, or should we foreshadow more to come?”

This was the prophetic question posed by National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

Written by Nujood Ali and Delphine Minoui


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58967-5 (0-307-58967-6)

“I’m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.”

Forced by her father to marry a man three times her age, young Nujood Ali was sent away from... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Escape from Saddam
The Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom
Written by Lewis Alsamari


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39402-6 (0-307-39402-6)

At the age of seventeen, Lewis Alsamari was conscripted into Saddam Hussein’s army. The training was brutal, with discipline enforced by regular beatings, and desertion punishable by mutilation or imprisonment. Somehow Lewis made it through and, thanks in part to his fluent English, was soon offered a post in Iraqi military... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sharon and My Mother-in-Law
Ramallah Diaries
Written by Suad Amiry


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 19, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9649-7 (1-4000-9649-9)

“Perhaps one day I may forgive you for putting us under curfew for forty-two days, but I will never forgive you for making us live with my mother-in-law for what seemed, then, more like forty-two years.”

Irreverent, darkly funny, unexpected, and very unlike any other writing on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Sharon and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lawrence in Arabia
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Written by Scott Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47641-8 (0-307-47641-3)

Finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography

One of the Best Books of the Year:
The Christian Science Monitor
NPR
The Seattle Times 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 
Chicago Tribune


A New York Times Notable Book

The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T. E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Lawrence in Arabia
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Written by Scott Anderson


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53292-1 (0-385-53292-X)

A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history—the Arab Revolt and the secret “great game” to control the Middle East.

The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of a sideshow.”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Black Crack in Iran

Written by Aslon Arfa
Text by Steffen Gassel


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-554-4 (1-57687-554-7)

Creating an accurate picture of daily life in Iran is a difficult endeavor. Due to strict religious and moral codes, even photographing a woman inside her home without a scarf covering her head is all but impossible. Evidence of the censure of media in Iran has always been visible to Western... Read more >

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Holy War
The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World
Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 27, 2001
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72140-0 (0-385-72140-4)

In 1095, with the tomb of Jesus still in the hands of infidels and the Byzantine empire overrun by Muslim Turks, Pope Urban II summoned Christian warriors to take up the cross and their swords against the Turks and then recover the holy city of Jerusalem from Islam. It was to... Read more >

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Islam
A Short History
Written by Karen Armstrong


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 6, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6618-3 (0-8129-6618-X)

No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular imagination as an extreme faith that promotes terrorism, authoritarian government, female oppression, and civil war. In a vital revision of this narrow view of Islam and a distillation of years of thinking and writing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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No god but God (Updated Edition)
The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
Written by Reza Aslan


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8244-2 (0-8129-8244-4)

In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Windows of the Soul
My Journeys in the Muslim World
Written by Alexandra Avakian


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Focal Point
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0320-6 (1-4262-0320-9)

She lived and worked for two years in the Gaza strip, often in Islamic dress, once beaten bloody by Hamas. For several terrifying days in Somalia she was pinned down by sniper fire on the way to her hotel. She careened across the snowy Tien-Shen Mountains with Islamic fundamentalists in an... Read more >

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Sleeping with the Devil
How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude
Written by Robert Baer


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 25, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5268-4 (1-4000-5268-8)

“Saudi Arabia is more and more an irrational state—a place that spawns global terrorism even as it succumbs to an ancient and deeply seated isolationism, a kingdom led by a royal family that can’t get out of the way of its own greed. Is this the fulcrum we want the global... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Then They Came for Me
A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival
Written by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6946-0 (1-4000-6946-7)

When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he’d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her good-bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran’s... Read more >

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Jihad vs. McWorld
Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy
Written by Benjamin Barber


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 30, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-38304-4 (0-345-38304-4)

With an introduction that addresses the terrorist attacks of September 11th. This is a timely, compelling, and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Saw Ramallah

Written by Mourid Barghouti
Translated by Ahdaf Soueif
Introduction by Edward W. Said


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3266-2 (1-4000-3266-0)

Barred from his homeland after 1967’s Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile—shuttling among the world’s cities, yet secure in none of them; separated from his family for years at a time; never certain whether he was a visitor, a refugee, a citizen, or a guest. As... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Taliban Shuffle
Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Written by Kim Barker


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47738-5 (0-307-47738-X)

When Kim Barker first arrived in Kabul as a journalist in 2002, she barely owned a passport, spoke only English and had little idea how to do the “Taliban Shuffle” between Afghanistan and Pakistan. No matter—her stories about Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction were soon overshadowed by the bigger news in... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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While Europe Slept
How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
Written by Bruce Bawer


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 11, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2005-6 (0-7679-2005-8)

The struggle for the soul of Europe today is every bit as dire and consequential as it was in the 1930s. Then, in Weimar, Germany, the center did not hold, and the light of civilization nearly went out. Today, the continent has entered yet another “Weimar moment.” Will Europeans rise to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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