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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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They Burn the Thistles

Written by Yashar Kemal
Translated by Margaret E. Platon
Introduction by Bill McKibben


Format: Trade Paperback, 424 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 21, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-185-1 (1-59017-185-3)

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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: $17.00
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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Absent
A Novel
Written by Betool Khedairi
Translated by Muhayman Jamil


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7742-4 (0-8129-7742-4)

Dalal is a young woman living in a crowded Baghdad apartment with the childless aunt and uncle who raised her. In the same building, Umm Mazin, a fortune-teller, offers her customers cures for their physical and romantic ailments, Saad the hairdresser attends to a dwindling number of female customers, and Ilham... Read more >
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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 >
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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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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cairo Modern

Written by Naguib Mahfouz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47353-0 (0-307-47353-8)

In Naguib Mahfouz's suspenseful novel a bitter and ambitious nihilist, a beautiful and impoverished student, and a corrupt official engage in a doomed ménage à trois.

Cairo of the 1930s is a place of vast social and economic inequities. It is also a time of change, when the universities have just opened... Read more >
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Why Are We at War?

Written by Norman Mailer


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7111-8 (0-8129-7111-6)

“Because democracy is noble, it is always endangered. Nobility, indeed, is always in danger. Democracy is perishable. I think the natural government for most people, given the uglier depths of human nature, is fascism. Fascism is more of a natural state than democracy. To assume blithely that we can export democracy... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Anatomy of a Disappearance
A Novel
Written by Hisham Matar


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34045-8 (0-385-34045-1)

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Salaam, Love
American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy
Edited by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7975-1 (0-8070-7975-8)

From the editors of the groundbreaking anthology Love, InshAllah comes a provocative new exploration of the most intimate parts of Muslim men’s lives. 
 
Muslim men are stereotyped as either oversexed Casanovas willing to die for seventy-two virgins in heaven or controlling, big-bearded husbands ready to rampage at the hint of dishonor. The truth... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Beyond Bin Laden
America and the Future of Terror
Written by James A. Baker III, Karen Hughes, Richard N. Haass and Bing West
Edited by Jon Meacham


Format: eBook, 75 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 9, 2011
Price: $1.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64449-1 (0-679-64449-0)

To purchase a copy of this ebook, please see the "buy" links on the right-hand side.
In Random House's first instant e-Book, award-winning author and Executive Editor at Random House, Jon Meacham, presents a new collection of essays on Osama bin Laden.

Osama bin Laden was the most wanted man in American history—an... Read more >
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Honeymoon in Tehran
Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran
Written by Azadeh Moaveni


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7790-5 (0-8129-7790-4)

Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living and working in Tehran, she finds a nation that openly yearns for freedom and contact with the West but whose economic grievances and nationalist spirit find an outlet in Ahmadinejad’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Early Islam
A Critical Reconstruction Based on Contemporary Sources
Edited by Karl-Heinz Ohlig


Format: Hardcover, 656 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $45.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-825-6 (1-61614-825-X)

This successor volume to The Hidden Origins of Islam (edited by Karl-Heinz Ohlig and Gerd-R. Puin) continues the pioneering research begun in the first volume into the earliest development of Islam. Using coins, commemorative building inscriptions, and a rigorous linguistic analysis of the Koran along with Persian and Christian literature from the seventh... Read more >

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Sacred Ground
Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America
Written by Eboo Patel


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7752-8 (0-8070-7752-6)

In the decade following the attacks of 9/11, suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims has increased rather than subsided. Alarmist, hateful rhetoric once relegated to the fringes of political discourse has now become frighteningly mainstream, with pundits and politicians routinely invoking the specter of Islam as a menacing, deeply anti-American force... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Sacred Ground
Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America
Written by Eboo Patel


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7748-1 (0-8070-7748-8)

In the decade following the attacks of 9/11, suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims has increased rather than subsided. Alarmist, hateful rhetoric once relegated to the fringes of political discourse has now become frighteningly mainstream, with pundits and politicians routinely invoking the specter of Islam as a menacing, deeply anti-American force... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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My Uncle Napoleon
A Novel
Written by Iraj Pezeshkzad
Translated by Dick Davis
Introduction by Azar Nafisi


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7443-0 (0-8129-7443-3)

The most beloved Iranian novel of the twentieth century

“God forbid, I’ve fallen in love with Layli!” So begins the farce of our narrator’s life, one spent in a large extended Iranian family lorded over by the blustering, paranoid patriarch, Dear Uncle Napoleon. When Uncle Napoleon’s least-favorite nephew falls for his daughter... Read more >

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The Afghan Campaign
A Novel
Written by Steven Pressfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 5, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2238-8 (0-7679-2238-7)

Steven Pressfield, the bestselling novelist of ancient warfare, has written a riveting historical novel that re-creates Alexander the Great’s invasion of the Afghan kingdoms in 330 B.C.

In THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN, Pressfield brings to life the confrontation between an invading Western army and fierce Eastern warriors determined at all costs to defend... Read more >
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A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear

Written by Atiq Rahimi


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-361-3 (1-59051-361-4)

Farhad is a typical student, twenty-one years old, interested in wine, women, and poetry, and negligent of the religious conservatism of his grandfather. But he lives in Kabul in 1979, and the early days of the pro-Soviet coup are about to change his life forever. One night Farhad goes out drinking... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cairo
The City Victorious
Written by Max Rodenbeck


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 22, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76727-5 (0-679-76727-4)

The seat of pharaohs and sultans, the prize of conquerors from Alexander to Napoleon, Cairo has never stopped reinventing itself. Even in this century, as Max Rodenbeck shows us, the city has transformed itself yet again--from a glamorous European outpost into the nationalistic capital of the Arab world. And, most recently... Read more >
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