History - Middle East

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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

The Walls of Israel

Surrounded on all borders but its western coastline by hostile and aggressive neighbors, the state of Israel resembles the walled city of the Middle Ages. But its walls are not stone and mortar, they are flesh and blood—they are the...

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Published: Apr 2014

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

The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines o...

Steven Pressfield

The thrilling true story of one of the most unlikely and astonishing military victories in history.June 5, 1967. Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has ma...

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Published: May 2015

Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Isra...

Dan Raviv

Fully updated for 2014 to include tumultuous events in Syria, Egypt, Iran, and the entire Middle East, SPIES AGAINST ARMAGEDDON: INSIDE ISRAEL'S SECRET WARS covers more ground than any other book about modern-day Israel. Its 25 action...

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Published: Mar 2014

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

Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hos...

Mark Bowden

From the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down comes a riveting, definitive chronicle of the Iran hostage crisis, America's first battle with militant Islam. On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamist students, inspired by the ...

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Published: Mar 2007

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

No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope...

Rania Abouzeid

"Rania Abouzeid has produced a work of stunning reportage from the very heart of the conflict, daring to go to the most dangerous places in order to get the story." ―Dexter Filkins, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The For...

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Published: Mar 2019

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: ...

Benjamin Ajak

Christopher Award WinnerLos Angeles Times BestsellerWashington Post Top 100 Books of the Year SelectionA stunning literary survival story of three young Sudanese boys, two brothers and a cousin-hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a &qu...

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Published: Aug 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

The Idea of the Muslim World: A Globa...

Cemil Aydin

“Superb… A tour de force.”―Ebrahim Moosa“Provocative… Aydin ranges over the centuries to show the relative novelty of the idea of a Muslim world and the relentless efforts to exploit that idea for political ends.”―Wash...

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Published: Apr 2019

Carta's Historical Atlas of Jerusalem...

Dan Bahat

A concise study of the Holy City through 4,000 years of history. Successive maps show Jerusalem in every significant epoch from its beginnings in biblical times till today. Texts for each period present the city's history and discuss ...

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Published: Mar 2015

No Mission Is Impossible: The Death-D...

Michael Bar-Zohar

A riveting follow-up to Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal’s account of the most memorable missions of the Mossad, No Mission Is Impossible sheds light on some of the most harrowing, nail-biting operations of the Israeli Special Fo...

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Published: Nov 2016

Inside Iran: The Real History and Pol...

Medea Benjamin

U.S. relations with Iran have been fraught for decades, but under the Trump Administration tensions are rising to startling levels. Medea Benjamin, one of the best-known 21st century activists, offers the incredible history of how a p...

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Published: May 2018

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater...

Max Blumenthal

In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian...

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Published: Oct 2014

The Sultan and the Queen: The Untold ...

Jerry Brotton

The fascinating story of Queen Elizabeth's secret outreach to the Muslim world, which set England on the path to empire, by The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in Twelve MapsWe think of England as a great p...

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Published: Sep 2017

I Am Cyrus: Harry S. Truman and the R...

Craig Von Buseck

Improbable, if not impossible. How could a people who'd been scattered for two millennia reestablish a homeland on their ancient soil?Against all odds, an irresistible desire to return grew in courageous Jewish men and women who set o...

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Published: Apr 2019

A Caravan of Brides: A Novel of Saudi...

Kay Hardy Campbell

After attending college in Lebanon, Fawzia returns home to Jeddah and takes up secretly with her forbidden college sweetheart. When her reckless behavior leads to family tragedy, she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a mysteri...

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Published: Sep 2017

Israel and Palestine: The Complete Hi...

Ian Carroll

In July 2018, Israel's Knesset approved the Nation-State Bill, a controversial piece of legislation, both at home and abroad, which declared Israel a sovereign state for the Jewish people. It followed US President Donald Trump's 2017 ...

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Published: Jan 2019

Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient...

James Carroll

“Provocative . . . the book brims with splendid insights.” — Los Angeles TimesJerusalem: the ancient City on a Hill, a place central to three major religions, a transcendent fantasy that ignites religious fervor unlike ...

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Published: Apr 2012

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

Little Judah in America

Huldah Dauid

Little Judah in America is a story about a young boy who has embraced his Hebrew heritage and is determined to make Yah proud. During the Shabbat, Little Judah shares with his friends about the history of the Hebrew people, and why he...

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Published: Feb 2017

The Islamic Enlightenment: The Strugg...

Christopher De Bellaigue

"The finest Orientalist of his generation" (Wall Street Journal) rewrites everything we thought we knew about the modern history of the Islamic world. In this "stylishly written, surprisingly moving chronicle" (Har...

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Published: Aug 2018

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

Killing a King: The Assassination of ...

Dan Ephron

One of the New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of the Year.The assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin remains the single most consequential event in Israel’s recent history, and one that fundamentally altered the tra...

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Published: Oct 2016
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