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Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story

by Matti Friedman

Award-winning writer Matti Friedman re-creates the experience of a band of Israeli soldiers charged with holding a remote outpost in Lebanon during an unnamed war that foreshadowed the conflicts in Afghanistan,...


Arabia Incognita: Dispatches from Yemen and the Gulf

by Sheila Carapico & MERIP

Yemen is an intriguing, strategically located country that is the perennial "poor relation" of the wealthy oil monarchies of the Arabian Peninsula and has been plagued by deadly conflict since early 2015. In...


Congress and the Shaping of the Middle East

by Kirk Beattie

How does one explain US Middle East policy? When Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer wrote their bestselling book The Israel Lobby, they attributed our pro-Israel policy to the power of the lobby itself. Others...


Apache Over Libya

by Will Laidlaw

In May 2011 after a Mediterranean exercise to prove the Apache’s ability to work ship-borne, HMS Ocean and her embarked Apache attack helicopters from 656 Squadron, Army Air Corps were about to head home....


Hunting the Nazarene: The Second Resurrection of Christ

by John Koerner

A groundbreaking new analysis of the Gospel of John provides evidence that Jesus Christ rose from the dead a second time.


A Book of North Wales

by Sabine Baring-Gould

CONCERNING the purpose and scope of this little book I have but to repeat what I have said in the prefaces to my other works of the same nature—A Book of the West, A Book of Dartmoor, A Book of Brittany—that...


A Rage for Order

by Robert F. Worth

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos...


The 1948 Palestine War

by 50MINUTES.Com

On 15th May 1948, David Ben-Gurion formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. Immediately after the Israeli Declaration of Independence, the neighboring Arab nations came together and decided...


The Fall of Constantinople

by 50MINUTES.Com

On 6th April 1453, the city of Constantinople was attacked by Mehmet II, who wanted to put an end to the Christian stronghold in the East. The Byzantine Empire, which was already declining, did all they could...


The Six-Day War

by 50MINUTES.Com

On 5th June 1967, the Israelis launched a new attack against Egypt following the blockade of the Strait of Tiran. Within three hours, the Egyptian air force was completely destroyed. This action caused outrage...


The Yom Kippur War

by 50MINUTES.Com

On 6th October 1973, the Egyptians and Syrians attacked the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights, which had fallen into the hands of the Israelis. One of the most dramatic conflicts of the Arab-Israeli hostilities,...


Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

by Anaheed Al-Hardan

One hundred thousand Palestinians fled to Syria after being expelled from Palestine upon the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Integrating into society over time, their experience stands in stark...


ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

by Michael Weiss & Hassan Hassan

Fully Revised & Updated Edition of the New York Times Bestselling and Highly Praised Book on ISIS

With newly added material and breaking news including:

—Interview with a former ISIS spymaster

—Why ISIS...


America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

by Andrew J. Bacevich

Retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich provides a searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades.

From the end of World War...


Tragedy of Lebanon: Christian Warlords, Israeli Adventurers, and American Bunglers

by Jonathan Randal

The Tragedy of Lebanon is a reissue of Jonathan Randal's acclaimed 1983 study of the rightwing Christian militias in Lebanon that in 1975 plunged the country into a decades-long cycle of war and civil conflict....


The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East

by Ray Takeyh & Steven Simon

A bold reexamination of U.S. influence in the Middle East during the Cold War.

The Arab Spring, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the Iraq war, and the Syrian civil war—these contemporary conflicts have deep roots...


The New Jerusalem

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1920. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...


Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring

by Ibrahim Fraihat

Post-revolution states often find that once dictators have been deposed, other problems arise, such as political polarization and the threat of civil war. A respected commentator on Middle Eastern politics,...


The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

by Janine Di Giovanni

Once in a decade comes an account of war that promises to be a classic. Doing for Syria what Imperial Life in the Emerald City did for the war in Iraq, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the...


Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe

by Charles Glass & Patrick Cockburn

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...