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And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

by Richard Engel

Based on two decades of reporting, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent’s riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close—sometimes dangerously so.

When he...


Desert Warfare: From Its Roman Origins to the Gulf Conflict

by Bryan Perrett

Approximately one-fifth of the earth's surface consists of desert, and throughout history these arid regions have witnessed some of the world's most decisive battles. Here, Bryan Perrett gives an absorbing account...


The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey

by Dawn Anahid MacKeen

An epic tale of one man’s courage in the face of genocide and his granddaughter’s quest to tell his story


In Defence of Britain's Middle Eastern Empire: A Life of Sir Gilbert Clayton

by Timothy Paris

T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) described his war-time chief as “the perfect leader”, a man who “worked by influence rather than by loud direction. … He was like water, or permeating oil, creeping silently...


Gaza: Stay Human

by Vittorio Arrigoni, Daniela Filippin & Ilan Pappé

A vivid eyewitness account of Operation Cast Lead by an Italian human rights worker based in Gaza at the time.


Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel

by Joshua Muravchik

During the Six-Day War of 1967, polls showed that Americans favored the Israelis over the Arabs by overwhelming margins. In Europe, support for Israel ran even higher. In the United Nations Security Council,...


The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century

by Henri Lauzière

Some Islamic scholars hold that Salafism is an innovative and rationalist effort at Islamic reform that emerged in the late nineteenth century but disappeared in the mid twentieth. Others argue Salafism is an...


Hrant Dink: An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey

by Tuba Candar, Maureen Freely & Gerard Libaridian

This is the biography of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist and political activist. He worked for the democratic rights of all Turkish citizens, including the right to speak freely about the genocide...


Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History

by Saul David

The definitive account of one of the greatest Special Forces missions ever, the Raid of Entebbe, by acclaimed military historian Saul David.

On June 27, 1976, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked...


Shell Shocked: On the Ground Under Israel¿s Gaza Assault

by Mohammed Omer

Gripping eye-witness account of Operation Protective Edge by only Palestinian reporting in English from Gaza during Israel's 2014 assault.


The Jihadist Threat: The Re-conquest of the west?

by Paul Moorcraft

This timely and controversial book examines the international and domestic threats to the West from Jihadism. It joins the dots in the Middle East, Asia and Africa and explains what it means for the home front,...


You Who Cross My Path

by Erez Bitton, Tsipi Keller & Eli Hirsch

The first bilingual U.S. publication of celebrated Israeli poet Erez Bitton, often considered the founding father of Mizrahi Israeli poetry.


Chances for Peace: Missed Opportunities in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Elie Podeh

Drawing on a newly developed theoretical definition of "missed opportunity," Chances for Peace uses extensive sources in English, Hebrew, and Arabic to systematically measure the potentiality levels of opportunity...


Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land

by David K. Shipler

The expanded and updated edition of David Shipler's Pulitzer Prize-winning book that examines the relationship, past and present, between Arabs and Jews

In this monumental work, extensively researched and more...


The Giaour

by George Byron

"The Giaour" is a narrative poem written by George Byron in 1813. The poem is set in the time of Muslim rule. The story is told from three different points of view. It is a tale of love, revenge and repentance....


Iran in World History

by Richard Foltz

Home of one of the worlds most ancient and enduring civilizations, Iran has been at the nexus of world history for the past three thousand years. Situated at the crossroads between East and West, it has been...


Syria's Democratic Years: Citizens, Experts, and Media in the 1950s

by Kevin W. Martin

The years 1954-1958 in Syria are popularly known as "The Democratic Years," a brief period of civilian government before the consolidation of authoritarian rule. Kevin W. Martin provides a cultural history of...


Science among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge

by Miri Shefer-Mossensohn

Scholars have long thought that, following the Muslim Golden Age of the medieval era, the Ottoman Empire grew culturally and technologically isolated, losing interest in innovation and placing the empire on...


The Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908 - 1923

by Sean McMeekin

An astonishing retelling of twentieth-century history from the Ottoman perspective, delivering profound new insights into World War I and the contemporary Middle East

Between 1911 and 1922, a series of wars would...


Doomed to Succeed

by Dennis Ross

A necessary and unprecedented account of America's changing relationship with Israel

When it comes to Israel, U.S. policy has always emphasized the unbreakable bond between the two countries and our ironclad...