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A Century of Palestinian Rejectionism and Jew Hatred

by Sol Stern

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has launched an international campaign to achieve recognition by the United Nations for an independent Palestinian state. Abbas and his international supporters claim that...


The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

by Thomas Asbridge

From a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (The New Yorker) comes the most authoritative, readable single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land.

Nine hundred years ago, a...


Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire

by Caroline Finkel

The complete history of the Ottoman empire, written for the general reader


Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

by Greg Mortenson

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyardAnyone who despairs of the individual’s power to...


Portrait of a  Turkish Family

by Irfan Orga & Ates Orga

Irfan Orga was born into a prosperous family in the twilight of the Ottoman Empire. His mother was a beauty, married at thirteen, who lived in the seclusion of a harem, as befitted a Turkish woman of her class....


My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

by Ari Shavit

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST

Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf...


The Case for Israel

by Alan Dershowitz

The Case for Israel is an ardent defense of Israel's rights, supported by indisputable evidence.

  • Presents a passionate look at what Israel's accusers and detractors are saying about this war-torn country.
  • Dershowitz...


On the State of Egypt: What Caused the Revolution

by Alaa Aswany

On 25 January 2011, bestselling Egyptian novelist Alaa Al Aswany joined a million protestors in Tahrir Square calling for President Hosni Mubarak's departure. This was the moment he and other pro-democracy activists...


The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah--A Memoir

by Joel Chasnoff

Look at me. Do you see me? Do you see me in my olive-green uniform, beret, and shiny black boots? Do you see the assault rifle slung across my chest? Finally! I am the badass Israeli soldier at the side of...


Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2005, Lionel Gelber Prize 2004

by Steve Coll

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize

The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan

With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the...


Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior

by Rorke Denver

Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs--the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action-packed mission...


A History of the Middle East: Fourth Edition

by Peter Mansfield & Nicolas Pelham

The definitive history of the Middle East, thoroughly revised and updated through 2012

One of the most crucial, volatile, and complex regions of the modern world, the Middle East has long confounded the dreams...


The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict: Seventh Revised and Updated E

by Walter Laqueur

An essential resource?completely revised and updated for the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of Israel

In print for forty years , The Israel-Arab Reader is a thorough and up-to-date guide to the continuing...


Desert Queen

by Janet Wallach

Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and...


The Shah

by Abbas Milani

Though his monarchy was toppled in 1979 and he died in 1980, the life of Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlevi, the last Shah of Iran, continues to resonate today. Here, internationally respected author Abbas Milani gives...


Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi

by Neal Bascomb

The first complete narrative of the pursuit and capture of Adolf Eichmann, based on groundbreaking new information and interviews and featuring rare, neverpublished Mossad surveillance photographs When the Allies...


Colonising Egypt: With a new preface

by Timothy Mitchell

Extending deconstructive theory to historical and political analysis, Timothy Mitchell examines the peculiarity of Western conceptions of order and truth through a re-reading of Europe's colonial encounter with...


Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

by Dan Senor & Saul Singer

START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural...


Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia

by Carmen Bin Ladin

Osama bin Laden's former sister-in-law provides a penetrating, unusually inti- mate look into Saudi soci-ety and the bin Laden family's role within it, as well as the treatment of Saudi women. On September 11th,...


Europes Debt to Persia: Religion, Philosophy, Astronomy, Mathematics, Medicine and the Sciences

by Minou Reeves

Europe's Debt to Persia from Ancient to Modern Times provides a fresh scholarly perspective on how over the centuries Persian kings and noblemen protected and sponsored the religious and intellectual heritage...