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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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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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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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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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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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A Pretext for War
9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies
Written by James Bamford


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3034-7 (1-4000-3034-X)

In A Pretext for War, acclaimed author James Bamford—whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security Agency—draws on his unparalleled access to top intelligence sources to produce a devastating exposé of the intelligence community and the Bush administration.

A Pretext for War reveals the systematic... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 426 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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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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Surrender
Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom
Written by Bruce Bawer


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2837-3 (0-7679-2837-7)

WITH A NEW AFTERWORD

In his controversial and critically acclaimed While Europe Slept, Bruce Bawer outlined the danger that Islamic immigration posed to traditional European values. In this provocative follow-up, he takes up the West’s recent trend of silence and appeasement in the face of cultural intimidation by radical Islam.

From an examination... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.


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April 14, 2015
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Congress and the Shaping of the Middle East

Written by Kirk Beattie


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 14, 2015
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-561-6 (1-60980-561-5)

The upside-down logic of US policy in the Middle East is one of the great foreign policy conundrums today precisely because it touches on so many different problematic areas. The March 2006 article by Walt and Meersheimer that appeared under the title The Israel Lobby in the London Review of Books... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age of Sacred Terror
Radical Islam's War Against America
Written by Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6984-9 (0-8129-6984-7)

WINNER OF THE ARTHUR ROSS BOOK AWARD;
the "largest U.S. Book Award for International Affairs," sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Recently, in The New York Times, Tom Zeller listed The Age Of Sacred Terror and Richard A. Clarke's Against All Enemies as two of the key books addressing crucial issues now... Read more >

The Flight of the Intellectuals

Written by Paul Berman


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-98-1 (1-935554-98-0)

Twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini called for the assassination of Salman Rushdie–and writers around the world instinctively rallied to Rushdie’s defense. Today, according to writer Paul Berman, “Rushdie has metastasized into an entire social class”–an ever-growing group of sharp-tongued critics of Islamist extremism, especially critics from Muslim backgrounds, who survive only... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Flight of the Intellectuals
The Controversy Over Islamism and the Press
Written by Paul Berman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-44-8 (1-935554-44-1)

Twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini called for the assassination of Salman Rushdie–and writers around the world instinctively rallied to Rushdie’s defense. Today, according to writer Paul Berman, “Rushdie has metastasized into an entire social class”–an ever-growing group of sharp-tongued critics of Islamist extremism, especially critics from Muslim backgrounds, who survive only... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Flight of the Intellectuals

Written by Paul Berman


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-933633-51-0 (1-933633-51-4)

It created a worldwide furor when Tariq Ramadan was barred from US entry to accept a prestigious appointment at Notre Dame University. After all, as a major profile in The New York Times Magazine observed, Ramadan is one of the Muslim world’s most charismatic and influential figures, with a long career... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Jawbreaker
The Attack on Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda: A Personal Account by the CIA's Key Field Commander
Written by Gary Berntsen and Ralph Pezzullo


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35106-7 (0-307-35106-8)

Gary Berntsen, the CIA’s key commander coordinating the fight against the Taliban forces around Kabul, comes out from under cover for the first time to describe his no-holds-barred pursuit—and cornering—of Osama bin Laden, and the reason the terrorist leader escaped American retribution. As disturbingly eye-opening as it is adrenaline-charged, Jawbreaker races... Read more >

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Warriors of God
Inside Hezbollah's Thirty-Year Struggle Against Israel
Written by Nicholas Blanford


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6836-4 (1-4000-6836-3)

Hezbollah is the most powerful Islamist group operating in the Middle East today, and no other Western journalist has penetrated as deeply inside this secretive organization as Nicholas Blanford. With Warriors and God, Blanford has written the first comprehensive inside account of Hezbollah and its enduring struggle against Israel.

Based on... Read more >
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Fearless
The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
Written by Eric Blehm


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-73070-1 (0-307-73070-0)

Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Fearless
The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
Written by Eric Blehm


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $21.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-73069-5 (0-307-73069-7)

Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Nine Parts of Desire
The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Written by Geraldine Brooks


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47577-8 (0-385-47577-2)

Geraldine Brooks offers an intimate, often shocking portrait of the lives of modern Muslm women, and shows how male pride and despotic power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith. A captivating work of firsthand reportage, Nine Parts of Desire is also an acute analysis of the world's... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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