History - Middle East

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Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Impe...

Scott Anderson

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of 2013A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book of the YearAn NPR Great Read of 2013A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential per...

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Published: May 2014

On Wings of Eagles

Ken Follett

When two of his American employees were held hostage in Iran, H. Ross Perot and a select group of his employees took matters into their own hands.

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Published: Jun 1993

All the Shah's Men: An American Coup ...

Stephen Kinzer

In this investigative report, a journalist exposes the role played by the United States, through the CIA, in a coup that overthrew Iran's leader Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953. This coup put in place the Shah, whose hated dictatorship was...

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Published: Aug 2004

The Places In Between

Rory Stewart

In January 2002, Rory Stewart survived a walk across Afghanistan by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. In this memoir, he writes about heroes and rogues, tribal elders and te...

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Published: May 2006

A Brief History of the Middle East

Christopher Catherwood

For over a millennium, the Islamic empires were ahead of the West in learning, technology, and medicine, and were militarily far more powerful. It took another three hundred years for the West to catch up and overtake the Middle East....

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Published: Apr 2011

Under the Black Flag: At the Frontier...

Moubayed Sami

The Islamic State movement (ISIS/IS) burst onto the world stage in 2014. From its heartland in Syria, where it arose from the chaos of the Syrian Revolt, the organisation has expanded in ideology and membership and now poses a signifi...

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Published: Oct 2015

Fractured Lands: How the Arab World C...

Scott Anderson

From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq.In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shoo...

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Published: May 2017

A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind...

Michael Axworthy

Iran is a land of contradictions. It is an Islamic republic, but one in which only 1.4 percent of the population attend Friday prayers. Iran's religious culture encompasses the most censorious and dogmatic Shi'a Muslim clerics in the ...

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Published: May 2016

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: In...

Noam Chomsky

Chomsky argues that appreciating the differences between state terror and nongovernmental terror is crucial to stopping terrorism, and understanding why atrocities like the bombing of the World Trade Center happen.

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Published: Nov 2014

My House in Damascus: An Inside View ...

Diana Darke

How did Syria's revolution reach this its current boiling point? And what's next? This updated edition of My House in Damascus offers an insider's view on these questions and the darker recesses of Syria's history, politics, and soci...

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Published: Aug 2015

The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatc...

Janine Di Giovanni

A New York Post Best Book of 2016 Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award Winner of the 2016 Hay Festival Medal for Prose "Destined to become a classic." ―Lisa Shea, ElleA masterpiece of war reportage, The Morn...

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Published: May 2017

ISIS: A History

Fawaz A. Gerges

The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What explains the rise of ISIS and what does it portend for the future of the Middle East? In this book, one of the wor...

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Published: Feb 2017

Syria Burning: A Short History of a C...

Charles Glass

What are the origins of the Syrian crisis, and why did no one do anything to stop it?Since the upsurge of the Arab Spring in 2011, the Syrian civil war has claimed in excess of 200,000 lives, with an estimated 8 million Syrians, more ...

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Published: Jul 2016

The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise...

Michael Haag

From Michael Haag, bestselling author of The Templars: The History and the Myth, comes The Tragedy of the Templars, an exciting new look at the rise of Templar power and the saga of their destruction. Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in...

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Published: Jul 2013

In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth...

Tom Holland

A thrillingly panoramic and incredibly timely account of the rise of Islam, from the acclaimed author of Rubicon and Persian Fire.  The evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlin...

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Published: Feb 2013

On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Re...

Karen Elliott House

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....

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Published: Jun 2013

Seeking Palestine: New Palestinian Wr...

Penny Johnson

Fifteen Palestinian writers reflect on their experiences of exile"Palestine-in-exile," says Rana Barakat, "is an idea, a love, a goal, a movement, a massacre, a march, a parade, a poem, a thesis, a novel and, yes, a com...

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Published: Dec 2012

Iran: A Beginner's Guide

Homa Katouzian

As the Western-Iranian impasse continues to dominate international affairs, politicians and the media confidently proclaim Iran the greatest threat to the Western World. But this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identity fo...

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Published: Jul 2013

Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, M...

Robert Lacey

"It's all here-Islam, the family tree, a sea of oil and money to match, palace intrigue...This is high drama and an epic tale." -Tom Brokaw Though Saudi Arabia sits on one of the richest oil deposits in the world, it also p...

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Published: Oct 2010

The Home That Was Our Country: A Memo...

Alia Malek

Alia Malek weaves a lyrical narrative around the history of her family's apartment building in the heart of Damascus, the many lives that crossed in the stairwell, and how the fates of her neighbors reflect the fate of her country.Rea...

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Published: Mar 2018

Saladin: The Sultan Who Vanquished th...

John Man

In this authoritative biography, historian John Man brings Saladin and his world to life with vivid detail in "a rollicking good story" (Justin Marozzi).As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusader...

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Published: Nov 2017

Hezbollah: A Short History

Augustus Richard Norton

With Hezbollah's entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and recent forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi'i political and military organization continues to play an enormous role in the Middle East. Policyma...

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Published: May 2014

The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of ...

Aohmad Ibn Abd Al-Wah Nuwayrai

For the first time in English, a catalog of the world through fourteenth-century Arab eyes—a kind of Schott’s Miscellany for the Islamic Golden Age  An astonishing record of the knowledge of a civilization, The Ultimate Ambition ...

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Published: Aug 2016

We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: ...

Wendy Pearlman

LONG-LISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDALReminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been ...

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Published: Aug 2018

Yasmeena's Choice: A True Story of Wa...

Jean P. Sasson

This is the true story of Yasmeena, a bright and beautiful young Lebanese woman who was imprisoned in Kuwait during the first Gulf War. Yasmeena's shocking journey is a tale of the madness of war, of the sexual brutality unleashed by ...

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Published: Apr 2015

The Epistle of Forgiveness: Volumes O...

Gregor Schoeler

Known as "one of the most complex and unusual texts in Arabic literature" (Banipal Magazine), The Epistle of Forgiveness is the lengthy reply by the prolific Syrian poet and prose writer, Abu l-'Ala' al-Ma'arri (d. 449 H/105...

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Published: Mar 2016

Language of War, Language of Peace: P...

Raja Shehadeh

"Few Palestinians have opened their minds and hearts with such frankness."—New York Times"Shehadeh writes beautifully, his language infused with a lyrical, melancholic sense of loss"—Sunday Telegraph"Sheha...

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Published: Nov 2015

Did Muhammad Exist?: An Inquiry into ...

Robert Spencer

Everything you thought you knew about Islam is about to change  This stunning book uncovers provocative evidence that forces us to ask: Did Muhammad, Islam's founding prophet, even exist?  It is a question that few have thou...

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Published: Sep 2014

The Man Who Created the Middle East

Christopher Simon Sykes

At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes' lively biography of his grandfather reassesses his life and work, ...

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Published: Oct 2017

The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut S...

Michael J. Totten

The Road to Fatima Gate is a first-person narrative account of revolution, terrorism, and war during history's violent return to Lebanon after fifteen years of quiet. Michael J. Totten's version of events in one of the most volatile c...

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Published: Feb 2013
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