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The Lessons of Terror
A History of Warfare Against Civilians
Written by Caleb Carr


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76074-7 (0-375-76074-1)

In The Lessons of Terror, military historian Caleb Carr examines terrorism throughout history, to the very roots of our present crisis, and ultimately reaches a provocative set of conclusions: the practice of targeting enemy civilians is as old as warfare itself; it has always failed as a military and political tactic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Imperial Life in the Emerald City
Inside Iraq's Green Zone
Written by Rajiv Chandrasekaran


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27883-8 (0-307-27883-2)

The Green Zone, Baghdad, 2003: in this walled-off compound of swimming pools and luxurious amenities, Paul Bremer and his Coalition Provisional Authority set out to fashion a new, democratic Iraq. Staffed by idealistic aides chosen primarily for their views on issues such as abortion and capital punishment, the CPA spent the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Imperial Life in the Emerald City
Inside Iraq's Green Zone
Written by Rajiv Chandrasekaran


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 19, 2006
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4487-0 (1-4000-4487-1)

An unprecedented account of life in Baghdad’s Green Zone, a walled-off enclave of towering plants, posh villas, and sparkling swimming pools that was the headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq.

The Washington Post’s former Baghdad bureau chief Rajiv Chandrasekaran takes us with him into the Zone: into a bubble, cut off... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Little America
The War Within the War for Afghanistan
Written by Rajiv Chandrasekaran


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94704-8 (0-307-94704-1)

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Book
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of the Year

The author of the acclaimed bestseller and National Book Award finalist, Imperial Life in the Emerald City, tells the startling, behind-the-scenes story of the US’s political and military misadventure in Afghanistan. In this meticulously... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Little America
The War Within the War for Afghanistan
Written by Rajiv Chandrasekaran


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95714-6 (0-307-95714-4)

From the award-winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a riveting, intimate account of America’s troubled war in Afghanistan.

When President Barack Obama ordered the surge of troops and aid to Afghanistan, Washington Post correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran followed. He found the effort sabotaged not only by Afghan and Pakistani malfeasance... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Paradise Beneath Her Feet
How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
Written by Isobel Coleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7855-1 (0-8129-7855-2)

“Outstanding . . . [Isobel Coleman] takes us into remote villages and urban bureaucracies to find the brave men and women working to create change in the Middle East.”—Los Angeles Times

In this timely and important book, Isobel Coleman shows how Muslim women and men across the Middle East are working within... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Paradise Beneath Her Feet
How Women Are Transforming the Middle East
Written by Isobel Coleman


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6695-7 (1-4000-6695-6)

Over the centuries and throughout the world, women have struggled for equality and basic rights. Their challenge in the Middle East has been intensified by the rise of a political Islam that too often condemns women’s empowerment as Western cultural imperialism or, worse, anti-Islamic. In Paradise Beneath Her Feet, Isobel Coleman... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Struggle for Iran

Written by Christopher de Bellaigue


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: May 22, 2007
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-238-4 (1-59017-238-8)

Who rules Iran, and how secure is their grip on a young and restless society? How should the world respond to allegations that the Islamic Republic is building nuclear weapons and supporting terrorists?

Christopher de Bellaigue traces Iran’s political upheavals since the early 1990s, from the failures of the reformist efforts... Read more >

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Iran Awakening
One Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Life and Country
Written by Shirin Ebadi and Azadeh Moaveni


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7528-4 (0-8129-7528-6)

The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sex and the Citadel
Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World
Written by Shereen El Feki


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37739-5 (0-307-37739-3)

If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms.

As political change sweeps the streets and squares, the parliaments and presidential palaces of the Arab world, Shereen El Feki has been looking at an upheaval a little closer to home—in the sexual lives of men and women... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Battle for Egypt

Written by Yasmine El Rashidi
Preface by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: eBook, 69 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-1-59017-514-9 (1-59017-514-X)

In a series of riveting dispatches, Cairo native Yasmine El Rashidi provides an eyewitness account of the entire 2011 Egyptian Revolution as it unfolded, from its origins in the days leading up to the first January 25 protest in Tahrir Square through the violent confrontations with the regime and the fall... Read more >

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Written by Edward Erickson


Format: Trade Paperback, 53 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-78096-590-1 (1-78096-590-7)

Mustafa Kemal was one of the 20th century’s greatest combat commanders. Winston Churchill labeled him as a ‘Man of Destiny’, his service at Gallipoli and in the War of Independence were pivotal in the success of Turkish armies. Moreover, after leading the Nationalist army to victory and establishing the modern Turkish... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Blind Into Baghdad
America's War in Iraq
Written by James Fallows


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 15, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27796-1 (0-307-27796-8)

In the autumn of 2002, Atlantic Monthly national correspondent James Fallows wrote an article predicting many of the problems America would face if it invaded Iraq. After events confirmed many of his predictions, Fallows went on to write some of the most acclaimed, award-winning journalism on the planning and execution of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Jew is Not My Enemy
Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism
Written by Tarek Fatah


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4784-8 (0-7710-4784-3)

A liberal Muslim and critically acclaimed author explores the historical, political, and theological basis for centuries of Muslim animosity towards Jews, debunking long-held myths and tracing a history of hate and its impact today.

More than nine years after 9/11 and 60 years after the creation of the state of Israel, the... Read more >
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The Arab World

Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea and Robert A. Fernea


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 16, 1997
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48520-3 (0-385-48520-4)

In the decade since Anchor first published Elizabeth and Robert Fernea’s award-winning The Arab World: Personal Encounters, vast political and economic shifts have taken place: the end of the Iran-Iraq War and the Lebanese civil war; the outbreak of the Gulf War; the historic 1993 peace accords between Israel and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Guests of the Sheik
An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 1, 1995
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-01485-4 (0-385-01485-6)

In this absorbing account, Elizabeth Fernea examines the daily lives of women in a small rural village in southern Iraq. For two years, Fernea lived in El Nahra, Southern Iraq, where, in addition to cultural norms such as polygamy, no social communications between women and men are allowed. This ethnographic study... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Search of Islamic Feminism

Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 10, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48858-7 (0-385-48858-0)

To most Americans, the very idea of “Islamic feminism” would seem a contradiction in terms. We are taught to think of Islam as a culture wherein social code and religious law alike force Muslim women to accept male authority unconditionally. In In Search of Islamic Feminism, Elizabeth Fernea—acclaimed scholar, author of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Forever War

Written by Dexter Filkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27944-6 (0-307-27944-8)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
A New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year

One of the Best Books of the Year:
New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, and Time


An instant classic of war reporting, The Forever War is the definitive account... Read more >

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The Great War for Civilisation
The Conquest of the Middle East
Written by Robert Fisk


Format: Trade Paperback, 1136 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7517-1 (1-4000-7517-3)

WINNER OF THE 2006 LANNAN PRIZE FOR CULTURAL FREEDOM

A sweeping and dramatic history of the last half century of conflict in the Middle East from an award-winning journalist who has covered the region for over thirty years, The Great War for Civilisation unflinchingly chronicles the tragedy of the region from the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Next 100 Years
A Forecast for the 21st Century
Written by George Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2305-7 (0-7679-2305-7)

A fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists.

In his thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of STRATFOR—the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm—focuses on what he knows best, the future. Positing that civilization is at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Streets of Afghanistan
Bridging Cultures through Art
Written by Shannon Galpin
Photographed by Libero Di Zinno


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-57826-467-4 (1-57826-467-7)

The fruit of years of collaborative work between Afghan and Western photographers and photojournalists, Streets of Afghanistan chronicles one of the most captivating efforts to connect communities and cultures through our common humanity and the power of art.

A collection of the spectacular photography of the Mountain2Mountain (M2M) project – a collaborative... Read more >

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The Israeli Solution
A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East
Written by Caroline Glick


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34806-5 (0-385-34806-1)

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Also available as an eBook.

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How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

Written by Sarah Glidden


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2234-5 (1-4012-2234-X)

When Sarah Glidden took a “Birthright Israel” tour, she thought she knew what she was getting herself into. But when she got to Israel, she found that things weren’t quite so simple. How To Understand Israel is Sarah’s memoir not only of her Israeli government sponsored trip through Tel Aviv, Jerusalem... Read more >

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Prisoners
A Story of Friendship and Terror
Written by Jeffrey Goldberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72670-5 (0-375-72670-5)

During the first Palestinian uprising in 1990, Jeffrey Goldberg – an American Jew – served as a guard at the largest prison camp in Israel. One of his prisoners was Rafiq, a rising leader in the PLO. Overcoming their fears and prejudices, the two men began a dialogue that, over more... Read more >
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Home to Stay
One American Family's Chronicle of Miracles and Struggles in Contemporary Israel
Written by Daniel Gordis


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 28, 2003
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4959-2 (1-4000-4959-8)

In the summer of 1998, Daniel Gordis and his family moved to Israel from Los Angeles. They planned to be there for a year, during which time Daniel would be a Fellow at the Mandel Institute in Jerusalem. This was a euphoric time in Israel. The economy was booming, and peace... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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