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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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The Process
1,100 Days that Changed the Middle East
Written by Uri Savir


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74561-7 (0-679-74561-0)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

"Meet your Enemy Number One," a nervous Norwegian diplomat said to Uri Savir, the young director-general of Israel's Foreign Ministry, as he introduced him to Abu Ala, one of Yasser Arafat's top aides. They were in Oslo, and this was the first official... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Balfour Declaration
The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Written by Jonathan Schneer


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7603-8 (0-8129-7603-7)

Winner, 2010 National Jewish Book Award (Writing Based on Archival Material)

Issued in London in 1917, the Balfour Declaration was one of the key documents of the twentieth century. It committed Britain to supporting the establishment in Palestine of “a National Home for the Jewish people,” and its reverberations continue to be... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cradle & Crucible
History and Faith in the Middle East
Written by Daniel Schorr, David Fromkin, Zahi Hawass, Milton Viorst and Sandra Mackey


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: February 1, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7922-6597-9 (0-7922-6597-1)

The world’s crossroads, the Middle East is the most contested and controversial area on Earth. It is also the cradle of the first great civilizations in Mesopotamia and Egypt and can be said to have given birth to human striving—and strife. Through photographs, maps, and the writings of highly respected authors... Read more >

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Longing For Eternity
One Century of Modern and Contemporary Iraqi Art
Preface by Salam Atta Sabri
Edited by Mary Angela Schroth
Contribution by Silvia Naef and Aasim Abdul-Ameer


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Skira
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $85.00
ISBN: 978-88-572-1876-2 (88-572-1876-7)

This volume explores the principal trends of modern and contemporary art in Iraq through some 400 works in the private collection of Hussain Ali Harba, an Iraqi architect and designer. Read more >

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The Two Faces of Islam
Saudi Fundamentalism and Its Role in Terrorism
Written by Stephen Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3045-3 (1-4000-3045-5)

In this informed, compelling exploration of Moslem beliefs and of the sectarian conflicts within the community, a Jewish historian paints a sympathetic portrait of mainstream Islam and exposes the centuries-old roots of Osama bin Laden’s extremism.

The difficult, protracted war against terrorism has raised unsettling questions about the nature of Islam and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Armed Conflict
The Lessons of Modern Warfare
Written by Brian Steed


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: January 1, 2003
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-89141-803-0 (0-89141-803-2)

A military theorist and experienced armor officer, Brian Steed provides insights into the future of armed conflict.

He analyzes five battles, one each in Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands, the Persian Gulf, and Somalia; placing all in an appropriate historical and geographic context. He also explores the specific strategies employed in each... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Landmark Herodotus
The Histories
Written by Robert B. Strassler


Format: Trade Paperback, 1024 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3114-6 (1-4000-3114-1)

From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides, a new Landmark Edition of The Histories by Herodotus.

Cicero called Herodotus "the father of history," and his only work, The Histories, is considered the first true piece of historical writing in Western literature. With lucid prose, Herodotus's account of the rise... Read more >

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Afghanistan
A Russian Soldier's Story
Written by Vladislav Tamarov


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: October 30, 2001
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-416-1 (1-58008-416-8)

Drafted into the Soviet Army in April 1984 and sent at the age of 19 to serve in Afghanistan as a minesweeper, Vladislav Tamarov turned in secret to the pen and the camera to chronicle his 621 days of war. Photographs depicting the haunted faces of both soldiers and civilians, the... Read more >

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A History of Egypt
From Earliest Times to the Present
Written by Jason Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47352-3 (0-307-47352-X)

In A History of Egypt, Jason Thompson has written the first one-volume work to encompass all 5,000 years of Egyptian history, highlighting the surprisingly strong connections between the ancient land of the Pharaohs and the modern-day Arab nation.

No country's past can match Egypt's in antiquity, richness, and variety. However, it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Exodus

Written by Leon Uris


Format: Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 1, 1983
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-25847-9 (0-553-25847-8)

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon--the towering novel of the twentieth century's most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies--the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. Here is the tale that swept the world with its fury... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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The Haj

Written by Leon Uris


Format: Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 1, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-24864-7 (0-553-24864-2)

Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller Exodus for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness. The Middle East is the powerful setting for this sweeping tale of a land where revenge is sacred and hatred noble. Where an Arab ruler tries to... Read more >

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Storm from the East
The Struggle Between the Arab World and the Christian West
Written by Milton Viorst


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7419-5 (0-8129-7419-0)

America’s engagement with the Arab world stretches back far beyond the Iraq wars. According to Milton Viorst, the current conflict is simply the latest round in a 1,400-year struggle between Christianity and Islam, in which the United States became a participant only in the last century.

Today, the Bush Doctrine aims to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Afghanistan Picture Show
Or, How I Saved the World
Written by William T. Vollmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-198-0 (1-61219-198-3)

A personal account of the origins of America's longest war, never before available in paperback and all but invisible for twenty years.

In 1982, the young William Vollmann worked odd jobs, including as a secretary at an insurance company, until he’d saved up enough money to go to Afghanistan, where he wanted... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The March Up
Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines
Written by Bing West


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38269-3 (0-553-38269-1)

Winner, 2004 General Wallace M. Greene Award
an annual award given by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation for the best nonfiction book on the Marine Corps

Winner, The 2004 Colby Award
from the William E. Colby Military Writers's Symposium which "recognizes a first work of fiction or nonfiction which has made a major contribution... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Nile
A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present
Written by Toby Wilkinson


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35155-3 (0-385-35155-0)

A hypnotic journey in the company of one of the world's most acclaimed Egyptologists over the fabled river telling how the Nile continually brought life to an ancient civilization now dead and how it sustained its successors, now in tumult.

Renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson leads us through space as much as time... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Helmand to the Himalayas: One Soldier's Inspirational Journey

Written by David Wiseman and Nick Harding


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0913-1 (1-4728-0913-0)

Framed around the horrific massacre of five British troops at a police station in Helmand province in 2009, Green On Blue: Helmand to the Himalayas tells the inspirational story of Captain David Wiseman, the first soldier on the scene after the events who was subsequently shot, badly injured but found salvation... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Our Man in Tehran
The True Story Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis & the Foreign Ambassador Who Worked w/the CIA to Bring Them Home
Written by Robert Wright


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-413-9 (1-59051-413-0)

The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. The Americans were caught entirely by surprise, and what began as a swift and seemingly short-lived takeover evolved into a crisis that would see fifty four embassy personnel held hostage, most for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Embracing the Infidel
Stories of Muslim Migrants on the Journey West
Written by Behzad Yaghmaian


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38294-5 (0-553-38294-2)

“Like Günter Walraff and other practitioners of the dying craft of investigative journalism, Yaghmaian has given a voice to people whose tales have not been told before. In doing so, he has written one of the essential documents of our times and shown once again what journalism can do when it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes
Uncensored Iranian Voices
Edited by Lila Azam Zanganeh


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0463-0 (0-8070-0463-4)

My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes aims to corrode fixed ideas and turns cultural and political clichés on their heads . . . Iranians themselves live in a complex and schizophrenic reality, at a surreal crossroads between political Islam and satellite television, massive national oil revenues, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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