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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

ISBN: 0394723570

Condition: good


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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (The Taliban Shuffle MTI): Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

By: Barker, Kim

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Anchor, 2016:

Seller ID: BB0249894

ISBN: 1101973129

Condition: vg


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What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East

By: Bernard Lewis

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, January 2003:

Seller ID: BB0252781

ISBN: 0060516054

Condition: vg


For centuries, the world of Islam was in the forefront of human achievement -- the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear. And then everything changed. The West won victory after victory, first on the battlefield and then in the marketplace.In this elegantly written volume, Bernard... View more info

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Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East

By: Burke, Edmund III

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of California Press, 1993:

Seller ID: BB0249097

ISBN: 0520079884

Condition: vg


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

ISBN: 0547195613

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Iran: A People Interrupted

By: Dabashi, Hamid

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New Press:

Seller ID: BB0236733

ISBN: 1595583335

Condition: vg


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

ISBN: 0385413726

Condition: vg


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

ISBN: 0393329844

Condition: vg


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

ISBN: 1586486357

Condition: vg/vg


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

ISBN: 0452275636

Condition: vg


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

ISBN: 0452275636

Condition: vg


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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Blinded by the Sunlight: Emerging from the Prison of Saddam's Iraq

By: Matthew McAllester

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 2004:

Seller ID: BB0249666

ISBN: 0060588195

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Power, faith, and fantasy

By: Oren, Michael

Price: $9.00

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

Seller ID: BB0252800

ISBN: 0393330303

Condition: vg


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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Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran

By: Sciolino, Elaine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, September 2005:

Seller ID: BB0253094

ISBN: 0743284798

Condition: vg


The book that revealed Iran to the West, now with a new Afterword. Elaine Sciolino updates "Persian Mirrors" to include coverage of the 2005 presidential election in Iran. As a correspondent for "Newsweek" and "The New York Times, " Sciolino has had more experience covering revolutionary Iran than any other American reporter. She was aboard the airplane that took Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Tehran in 1979 and was there for the revolution, the hostage crisis, the ... View more info

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House of Stone

By: Shadid, Anthony

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade:

Seller ID: BB0213393

ISBN: 0547134665

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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

ISBN: 0312437366

Condition: vg


"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