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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.

Exam Copy
City of God
A Novel
Written by E.L. Doctorow


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8589-4 (0-8129-8589-3)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Strange Glory
A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Written by Charles Marsh


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26981-2 (0-307-26981-7)

In the decades since his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator, has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian thinkers of our time. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Strange Glory offers a definitive account, by turns majestic and intimate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Invention of the Land of Israel
From Holy Land to Homeland
Written by Shlomo Sand
Translated by Geremy Forman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-083-4 (1-78168-083-3)

What is a homeland and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an
Islam and the Founders
Written by Denise Spellberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38839-1 (0-307-38839-5)

In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. This marked only the beginning of... Read more >


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August 26, 2014
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Christmas in the Koran
Luxenberg, Syriac, and the Near Eastern and Judeo-Christian Background of Islam
Edited by Ibn Warraq


Format: Hardcover, 805 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-937-6 (1-61614-937-X)

In this important compilation, Ibn Warraq focuses on the pioneering work in Syriac and Arabic linguistics of Christoph Luxenberg, a native speaker of Arabic who lives in the West and writes under a pseudonym. Luxenberg's careful studies of the Koran are significant for many reasons. First, he has clarified numerous obscurities... Read more >
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