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Lawrence in Arabia
Lawrence in Arabia
Written by Scott Anderson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307476418
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Lawrence in Arabia
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Written by Scott Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $17.95

Finalist for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography

One of the Best Books of the Year:
The Christian Science Monitor
NPR
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A New York Times Notable Book

The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T. E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of...

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Brokers of Deceit
Brokers of Deceit
Written by Rashid Khalidi
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ISBN: 9780807033241
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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
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $17.00


Winner of the 2014 Lionel Trilling Book Award

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... Read more >
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Freud And The Non-European

Written by Edward Said
Afterword by Jacqueline Rose
Introduction by Christopher Bollas


Format: eBook, 88 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $17.95

Banned by the Freud institute in Vienna, this controversial lecture eventually became Edward Said’s final book. Freud and the Non-European builds on Said’s abiding interest in the psychoanalyst’s work to examine Freud’s assumption that Moses was an Egyptian and from there explore the limits of identity. Such an unresolved, nuanced sense... Read more >
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The Dispensable Nation
The Dispensable Nation
Written by Vali Nasr
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345802576
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The Dispensable Nation
American Foreign Policy in Retreat
Written by Vali Nasr


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $16.00

A Financial Times Best Book of the Year

Forcefully persuasive, The Dispensable Nation is a game changer for America as it charts a course in the Muslim world, Asia, and beyond. Vali Nasr shows how the Obama administration missed its chance to improve U.S. relations with the Middle East by continuing to...

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Freud And The Non-European
Freud And The Non-European
Written by Edward Said, Afterword by Jacqueline Rose, Introduction by Christopher Bollas
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681459
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Freud And The Non-European

Written by Edward Said
Afterword by Jacqueline Rose
Introduction by Christopher Bollas


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $17.95

Banned by the Freud institute in Vienna, this controversial lecture eventually became Edward Said’s final book. Freud and the Non-European builds on Said’s abiding interest in the psychoanalyst’s work to examine Freud’s assumption that Moses was an Egyptian and from there explore the limits of identity. Such an unresolved, nuanced sense... Read more >
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Return of a King
Return of a King
Written by William Dalrymple
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307948533
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Return of a King
The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $17.95

A Best Book of the Year: The Economist, Slate, Kirkus Reviews

In 1839, nearly 20,000 British troops poured through the mountain passes into Afghanistan and installed the exiled Shah Shuja on the throne as their puppet. But after little more than two years, the Afghans exploded into rebellion. The British were forced...

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My Promised Land
My Promised Land
Written by Ari Shavit
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385521703
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My Promised Land
The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Written by Ari Shavit


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $28.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST

Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the... Read more >
My Promised Land
My Promised Land
Written by Ari Shavit
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ISBN: 9780812984644
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My Promised Land
The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Written by Ari Shavit


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $14.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST

Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the... Read more >
My Promised Land
My Promised Land
Written by Ari Shavit, Read by Paul Boehmer
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780385359597
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My Promised Land
The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Written by Ari Shavit
Read by Paul Boehmer


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $45.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST

Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the... Read more >
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My Promised Land
My Promised Land
Written by Ari Shavit, Read by Paul Boehmer
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385359603
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My Promised Land
The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
Written by Ari Shavit
Read by Paul Boehmer


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $27.50

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST

Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the... Read more >
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The Faithful Scribe
The Faithful Scribe
Written by Shahan Mufti
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590515051
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The Faithful Scribe
A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War
Written by Shahan Mufti


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $26.95

A journalist explores his family’s history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan, the world’s first Islamic democracy
 
Shahan Mufti’s family history, which he can trace back fourteen hundred years to the inner circle of the prophet Muhammad, offers an enlightened perspective on the mystifying history of... Read more >
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The Faithful Scribe
A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War
Written by Shahan Mufti


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $20.99

A journalist explores his family’s history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan, the world’s first Islamic democracy
 
Shahan Mufti’s family history, which he can trace back fourteen hundred years to the inner circle of the prophet Muhammad, offers an enlightened perspective on the mystifying history of... Read more >
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Manzikert 1071
Manzikert 1071
Written by David Nicolle, Illustrated by Christa Hook
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780965031
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Manzikert 1071
The breaking of Byzantium
Written by David Nicolle
Illustrated by Christa Hook


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $21.95

On 26 August 1071 a large Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV met the Saljuq Turk forces of Sultan Alp Arslan near the town of Manzikert to the far east of the Byzantine Empire. The battle ended in a decisive defeat for the Byzantine forces, with the wings of the army... Read more >
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Manzikert 1071
The breaking of Byzantium
Written by David Nicolle
Illustrated by Christa Hook


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $15.95

On 26 August 1071 a large Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV met the Saljuq Turk forces of Sultan Alp Arslan near the town of Manzikert to the far east of the Byzantine Empire. The battle ended in a decisive defeat for the Byzantine forces, with the wings of the army... Read more >
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Written by T E Lawrence
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804170826
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom
A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
Written by T E Lawrence


Format: eBook, 784 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $11.99

In his classic book, T.E. Lawrence—forever known as Lawrence of Arabia—recounts his role in the origin of the modern Arab world. At first a shy Oxford scholar and archaeologist with a facility for languages, he joined and went on to lead the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks while the rest... Read more >
Lawrence in Arabia
Lawrence in Arabia
Written by Scott Anderson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385532921
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Lawrence in Arabia
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Written by Scott Anderson


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $28.95

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
New York TimesChristian Science Monitor • NPR • Seattle TimesSt. Louis Dispatch

National Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable Book

A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century...

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Lawrence in Arabia
Lawrence in Arabia
Written by Scott Anderson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385532938
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Lawrence in Arabia
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Written by Scott Anderson


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $13.99

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
New York TimesChristian Science Monitor • NPR • Seattle TimesSt. Louis Dispatch

National Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable Book

A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century...

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On Saudi Arabia
On Saudi Arabia
Written by Karen Elliott House
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307473288
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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
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95

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 extensive interviews, she navigates the maze in which Saudi citizens find themselves trapped...

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The Dispensable Nation
The Dispensable Nation
Written by Vali Nasr, Read by Stephen Hoye
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780385360432
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The Dispensable Nation
American Foreign Policy in Retreat
Written by Vali Nasr
Read by Stephen Hoye


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $40.00

In a brilliant and revealing book destined to drive debate about the future of American power, Vali Nasr questions America’s dangerous choice to engage less and matter less in the world.

Vali Nasr, author of the groundbreaking The Shia Revival, worked closely with Hillary Clinton at the State Department on Afghan... Read more >
The Dispensable Nation
The Dispensable Nation
Written by Vali Nasr, Read by Stephen Hoye
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385360449
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The Dispensable Nation
American Foreign Policy in Retreat
Written by Vali Nasr
Read by Stephen Hoye


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $20.00

In a brilliant and revealing book destined to drive debate about the future of American power, Vali Nasr questions America’s dangerous choice to engage less and matter less in the world.

Vali Nasr, author of the groundbreaking The Shia Revival, worked closely with Hillary Clinton at the State Department on Afghan... Read more >
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The Dispensable Nation
The Dispensable Nation
Written by Vali Nasr
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536479
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The Dispensable Nation
American Foreign Policy in Retreat
Written by Vali Nasr


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $28.95

In a brilliant and revealing book destined to drive debate about the future of American power, Vali Nasr questions America’s dangerous choice to engage less and matter less in the world.

Vali Nasr, author of the groundbreaking The Shia Revival, worked closely with Hillary Clinton at the State Department on Afghan... Read more >
The Dispensable Nation
The Dispensable Nation
Written by Vali Nasr
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385536486
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The Dispensable Nation
American Foreign Policy in Retreat
Written by Vali Nasr


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $11.99

In a brilliant and revealing book destined to drive debate about the future of American power, Vali Nasr questions America’s dangerous choice to engage less and matter less in the world.

Vali Nasr, author of the groundbreaking The Shia Revival, worked closely with Hillary Clinton at the State Department on Afghan... Read more >
Return of a King
Return of a King
Written by William Dalrymple
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307958297
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Return of a King
The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42
Written by William Dalrymple


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $13.99

From William Dalrymple—award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer—a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time.

With access to newly discovered primary sources from archives in Afghanistan...

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The Six Day War 1967: Jordan and Syria

Written by Simon Dunstan
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Osprey's examination of Jordan and Syria's involvement in the Six Day War (1967). Following the lightning destruction of the Egyptian forces at the outbreak of the Six Day War, Israel turned to the forces of Jordan and Syria, with whom Egypt had signed a mutual-defence pact, and who had now entered... Read more >
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Being Arab
Being Arab
Written by Samir Kassir, Translated by Will Hobson, Introduction by Robert Fisk
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844672806
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Being Arab

Written by Samir Kassir
Translated by Will Hobson
Introduction by Robert Fisk


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $12.95

Before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir was one of Lebanon’s foremost public intellectuals. In Being Arab, a thought-provoking assessment of Arab identity, he calls on the people of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and Islamism in order to take the future into their own hands. Passionately... Read more >
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