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The Endgame
The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama
Written by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38894-0 (0-307-38894-8)

A Wall Street Journal Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

In this follow-up to their national bestseller Cobra II, Michael Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor deftly piece together the story of the most widely reported but least understood war in American history. This stunning account of the political and military struggle between... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Between War and Peace
Lessons from Afghanistan to Iraq
Written by Victor Hanson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7273-3 (0-8129-7273-2)

In his acclaimed collection An Autumn of War, the scholar and military historian Victor Davis Hanson expressed powerful and provocative views of September 11 and the ensuing war in Afghanistan. Now, in Between War and Peace, a collection of challenging new essays, he examines the world’s ongoing war on terrorism, from... Read more >
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The People Reloaded
The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future
Edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-38-7 (1-935554-38-7)

A definitive collection of essays and documents on the movement behind Iran's mass protests

Since June of 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran has seen the most dramatic political upheaval in its three decades of rule. What began as a series of mass protests over the official results of a presidential election—engendering... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Revolution in the Age of Social Media
The Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet
Written by Linda Herrera


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-275-3 (1-78168-275-5)

Egypt's January 25 revolution was triggered by a Facebook page and played out both in virtual spaces and the streets. Social media serves as a space of liberation, but it also functions as an arena where competing forces vie over the minds of the young as they battle over ideas as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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On Saudi Arabia
Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines--and Future
Written by Karen Elliott House


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47328-8 (0-307-47328-7)

A New York Times, Washington Post, and Newsweek Best Book of the Year

With over thirty years of experience writing about Saudi Arabia, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and former publisher of The Wall Street Journal Karen Elliott House has an unprecedented knowledge of life inside this shrouded kingdom. Through anecdotes, observation, analysis, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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World Report 2014
Events of 2013
Written by Human Rights Watch
Introduction by Kenneth Roth


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-555-5 (1-60980-555-0)

The 24th annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2013 by Human Rights Watch staff in close partnership with domestic human rights activists. World Report 2014 gives particular focus on the roles-positive or negative-played in each country by key domestic and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Al Qaeda Reader
The Essential Texts of Osama Bin Laden's Terrorist Organization
Edited by Raymond Ibrahim


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 7, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2262-3 (0-7679-2262-X)

What do our enemies believe?  What motivates their war against the West?  What is their vision of the ideal Islamic society?  Surprisingly, more than five years after 9/11, there is very little understanding of these questions. 

Despite our tendency to dismiss Islamic extremism as profoundly irrational, al-Qaeda is not without a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Love in a Headscarf

Written by Shelina Janmohamed


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0080-9 (0-8070-0080-9)

When Shelina Janmohamed, an Oxford-educated Muslim living in the bubbling ethnic mix of North London, opted for the traditional “arranged” route to finding a partner, she never suspected where the journey would take her...

Through ten long years of matchmaking buxom aunties, countless mismatches, and outrageous dating disasters, Shelina discovers more... Read more >
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The Revenge of Geography
What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6983-5 (1-4000-6983-1)

In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.

In The Revenge of Geography, Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Iraq War
The Military Offensive, from Victory in 21 Days to the Insurgent Aftermath
Written by John Keegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 24, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7920-9 (1-4000-7920-9)

The 2003 Iraq war remains among the most mysterious armed conflicts of modernity. In The Iraq War, John Keegan offers a sharp and lucid appraisal of the military campaign, explaining just how the coalition forces defeated an Iraqi army twice its size and addressing such questions as whether Saddam Hussein ever... Read more >
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Brokers of Deceit
How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East
Written by Rashid Khalidi


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3324-1 (0-8070-3324-3)

An examination of the failure of the United States as a broker in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, through three key historical moments.
 
For more than seven decades the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people has raged on with no end in sight, and for much of that time, the United States... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Brokers of Deceit
How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East
Written by Rashid Khalidi


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4475-9 (0-8070-4475-X)

An examination of the failure of the United States as a broker in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, through three key historical moments.
 
For more than seven decades the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people has raged on with no end in sight, and for much of that time, the United States... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Iron Cage
The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood
Written by Rashid Khalidi


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0309-1 (0-8070-0309-3)

At a time when a lasting peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis seems virtually unattainable, understanding the roots of their conflict is an essential step in restoring hope to the region. In The Iron Cage, Rashid Khalidi, one of the most respected historians and political observers of the Middle East... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Resurrecting Empire
Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East
Written by Rashid Khalidi


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 15, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0235-3 (0-8070-0235-6)

Begun as the United States moved its armed forces into Iraq, Rashid Khalidi’s powerful and thoughtful new book examines the record of Western involvement in the region and analyzes the likely outcome of our most recent Middle East incursions. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of the political and cultural history of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sowing Crisis
The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East
Written by Rashid Khalidi


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 1, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0311-4 (0-8070-0311-5)

Acclaimed historian and political commentator Rashid Khalidi presents the compelling case that U.S. and Soviet intervention in the Middle East not only exacerbated civil wars and provoked the breakdown of fragile democracies, but continues to this day to shape global conflict in the region. Examining the strategic interplay of cold war... Read more >
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Light without Fire
The Making of America's First Muslim College
Written by Scott Korb


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0163-9 (0-8070-0163-5)

The first extended look into the nation’s first Muslim institution of higher education, Zaytuna College
Light Without Fire closely follows the inaugural class of Zaytuna College, the nation’s first four-year Muslim college, whose mission is to establish a thoroughly American, academically rigorous, and traditional indigenous Islam. Korb offers portraits of the school’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Three Cups of Deceit
How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 1, 2011
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94876-2 (0-307-94876-5)

Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But, as Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this extensively researched and penetrating book, he is not all... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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The Muslims Are Coming!
Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror
Written by Arun Kundnani


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 18, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-159-6 (1-78168-159-7)

Death came instantly to Imam Luqman, as four FBI agents fired semiautomatic rifles at him from a few feet away. Another sixty officers surrounded the building on that October morning, the culmination of a two-year undercover investigation that had infiltrated the imam’s Detroit mosque. The FBI quickly claimed that Luqman Abdullah was “the leader of a domestic terrorist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Arik
The Life of Ariel Sharon
Written by David Landau


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 10, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4241-8 (1-4000-4241-0)

From the former editor in chief of Haaretz, the first in-depth, comprehensive biography of Ariel Sharon, the most dramatic and imposing Israeli political and military leader of the last forty years.

The life of Ariel Sharon spans much of modern Israel’s history. A commander in the Israeli Army from its inception in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Embracing Israel/Palestine
A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East
Written by Michael Lerner


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-307-6 (1-58394-307-2)

A major modern conundrum is how the Arab/Israel conflict remains unresolved and, seemingly, irresolvable. In this inspirational book, Rabbi Michael Lerner suggests that a change in consciousness is crucial. With clarity and honesty, he examines how the mutual demonization and discounting of each sides’ legitimate needs drive the debate, and he... Read more >
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The Enemy Within
Terror, Lies, and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr
Written by Ezra Levant


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: January 9, 2012
Price: $27.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4600-1 (0-7710-4600-6)

A controversial look at the headline-making story of the last Western prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and the larger implications to national security, justice, and international relations.

Omar Khadr is the last Western prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. He has been held at the American naval base since October 2002... Read more >
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The Crisis of Islam
Holy War and Unholy Terror
Written by Bernard Lewis


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 2, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6785-2 (0-8129-6785-2)

“Terrorism requires only a few. Obviously the West must defend itself by whatever means will be effective. But in devising means to fight the terrorists, it would surely be useful to understand the forces that drive them.” —from the Introduction

In The Crisis of Islam, Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of... Read more >

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A Middle East Mosaic
Fragments of Life, Letters and History
Written by Bernard Lewis


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75837-9 (0-375-75837-2)

In times of war and in peace, from the earliest days of the Roman Empire to our own, Westerners have traveled to the lands of the Middle East, bringing back accounts of their adventures and impressions. But it was never a one-way journey. In this spirited collection of Western views of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Captivity
118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War
Written by James Loney


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39928-1 (0-307-39928-1)

The powerful account of the remarkable peace activist kidnapped while leading a peace delegation and held for ransom by Iraqi insurgents until his paradoxical release by a crack unit of Special Forces commandos.

In November 2005, James Loney and three other men – Canadian Harmeet Singh Sooden, British citizen Norman Kember and... Read more >
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Right to Exist
A Moral Defense of Israel's Wars
Written by Yaacov Lozowick


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3243-3 (1-4000-3243-1)

For more than a half-century, Israel has been forced to defend its existence against international political disapproval, racist calumny, and violence visited upon its citizens by terrorists of many stripes. While nations have always been made to defend their moral, political, economic, or social actions, Israel has the unique plight of... Read more >
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