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The crowned cannibals: writings on repression in Iran

By: Baraheni, Reza

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1977.:

Seller ID: BB0225208


Pages yellowing. Shelf-wear. Text is clean, complete and unmarked. Binding is still sound. View more info

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The hidden war

By: Borovik, Artem

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, NY : Grove Press, 1990.:

Seller ID: BB0215372


Artyom Borovik, who died last year, was considered one of the preeminent journalists in Russia. The first glimpse inside the Soviet military machine, The Hiden War captured the soldiers' terror, helplessness, and despair at waging war in a foreign land against an unseen enemy for unclear purposes. When first published, Borovik's groundbreaking revelations exposed the weaknesses beneath the Soviet Union's aura of military might, creating an enormous controversy both in Ru... View more info

Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East

By: Burke, Edmund III

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of California Press, 1993:

Seller ID: BB0249097


Until now, we have known very little of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, despite extensive research on the modern Middle East. With this collection of essays, the life stories of peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites can finally be heard--no more will our view of the Middle East be seen only over the shoulders of the elite.These twenty-four biographies are drawn from the entire Middle East--from Morocco to Afghanistan--and provide vantag... View more info

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem

By: Carroll, James D.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

Seller ID: BB0234717


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Iran: A People Interrupted

By: Dabashi, Hamid

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New Press:

Seller ID: BB0236733


Praised by leading academics in the field as "extraordinary," "a brilliant analysis," "fresh, provocative and iconoclastic," "Iran: A People Interrupted" has distinguished itself as a major work that has single-handedly effected a revolution in the field of Iranian studies. In this provocative and unprecedented book, available for the first time in an affordable paperback edition, Hamid Dabashi--the internationally renowned cultural critic and scholar of Iranian hist... View more info

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From Beirut to Jerusalem

By: Friedman, Thomas L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1990.:

Seller ID: BB0240666


Winner of the 1989 National Book Award for nonfiction, this extraordinary bestseller is still the most incisive, thought-provoking book ever written about the Middle East. Thomas L. Friedman, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, and now the Foreign Affairs columnist on the op-ed page of the "New York Times," drew on his ten years in the Middle East to write a book that "The Wall Street Journal" called "a sparkling intellectual guidebook... an e... View more info

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City of oranges

By: LeBor, Adam

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2007.:

Seller ID: BB0235224


The millennia-old port of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, was once known as the "Bride of Palestine," one of the truly cosmopolitan cities of the Mediterranean. There Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived, worked, and celebrated together and it was commonplace for the Arabs of Jaffa to attend a wedding at the house of the Jewish Chelouche family or for Jews and Arabs to both gather at the Jewish spice shop Tiv and the Arab Khamis Abulafia's twenty-four-hour bakery. Through in... View more info

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The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday

By: MacFarquhar, Neil

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PublicAffairs:

Seller ID: BB0236719


Since his boyhood in Qadhafi's Libya, Neil MacFarquhar has developed a counterintuitive sense that the Middle East, despite all the bloodshed in its recent history, is a place of warmth, humanity, and generous eccentricity.In this book, he introduces a cross-section of unsung, dynamic men and women pioneering political and social change. There is the Kuwaiti sex therapist in a leather suit with matching red headscarf, and the Syrian engineer advocating a less politica... View more info

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The Iranians

By: Mackey, Sandra

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Plume Book, 1998, c1996.:

Seller ID: BB0236458


The Iranians explores Iran in the context of its old and complex culture, for throughout its history Iran has struggled with two warring identities-one evolving from the values, social organization, and arts of ancient Persia, the other from Islam. By examining the relationship between these two identities, The Iranians explains how the revolution of 1979 came about, why the Islamic Republic has failed, and how Iran today is on the brink of chaos. In this defining por... View more info

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The Iranians

By: Mackey, Sandra

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Plume Book, 1998, c1996.:

Seller ID: BB0236716


The Iranians explores Iran in the context of its old and complex culture, for throughout its history Iran has struggled with two warring identities-one evolving from the values, social organization, and arts of ancient Persia, the other from Islam. By examining the relationship between these two identities, The Iranians explains how the revolution of 1979 came about, why the Islamic Republic has failed, and how Iran today is on the brink of chaos. In this defining por... View more info

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Argo

By: Mendez, Antonio J.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York; Penguin Books:

Seller ID: BB0240627


The true account of a daring rescue that inspired the film "ARGO," winner of the 2012 Academy Award for Best Picture On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still reverberating today. But there is a little-known drama connected to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenio... View more info

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Power, faith, and fantasy

By: Oren, Michael

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.:

Seller ID: BB0232303


This best-selling history is the first fully comprehensive history of America s involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush. As Niall Ferguson writes, If you think America s entanglement in the Middle East began with Roosevelt and Truman, Michael Oren s deeply researched and brilliantly written history will be a revelation to you, as it was to me. With its cast of fascinating characters earnest missionaries, maverick converts, wide-eyed touris... View more info

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House of Stone

By: Shadid, Anthony

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade:

Seller ID: BB0213393


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Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict

By: Smith, Charles George

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, c2007.:

Edition: 6

Seller ID: BB0240668


"Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict" brings the multi-faceted story of the struggle in the Middle East to life for readers. Smith places the conflict in historical and political perspective, facilitating readers' understanding of how this complex situation has evolved over time. By examining its underlying causes, individual and group motives, and the roles that countries around the world have played in the region, Smith helps readers understand the history behind t... View more info