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Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

by Liora R. Halperin

The promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew, traditionally a language of Jewish liturgy and study, was a central accomplishment of the Zionist movement in Palestine in the years following World War I. Viewing...


Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel

by Anita Shapira

David Ben-Gurion cast a great shadow during his lifetime, and his legacy continues to be sharply debated to this day. There have been many books written about the life and accomplishments of the Zionist icon...


The Miracle of Michmash

by Nigel Messenger

Based on the incredible true story of a battle of the Old Testament and a battle of The British Army against the Turks in World War One: this was fought in the same place in Palestine: the British copied the...


Israel and Europe: An Appraisal in History

by Howard M. Sachar

"A remarkable feat--clear, compelling and accessible--. Critical background for any appreciation of the Jewish state."--The New York Times Book Review

With his characteristic grace and lucidity, Howard M. Sachar,...


Jericho

by Robert Ruby

It is a place both mythic and all too real, a place thought to be the site of one of our oldest human settlements and known to be a center of ancient cultures and annihilating conflicts. It sits at the bottom...


The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World (Updated and Expanded)

by Avi Shlaim

“Fascinating. . . . Shlaim presents compelling evidence for a revaluation of traditional Israeli history.”—New York Times Book Review For this newly expanded edition, Avi Shlaim has added four chapters...


Rereading Israel: The Spirit of the Matter

by Bonna Devora Haberman

Setting aside vitriolic debates and worn postures, Rereading Israel refreshes current conversations about Israel, opening Jewish sources to interpret Israel in critical, innovative, and inspiring ways. The book...


Social Psychology of Consumer Behavior

by Michaela Wanke

This volume provides coverage of the latest social-psychological research into consumer behavior, including cognitive and affective processes, media influences, and self-regulation.


The United States and Cuba

by Marifeli Pérez-Stable

This book systematically covers the background of U.S.-Cuban relations after the Cold War and tensions into the twenty-first century. The authors explore the future of this strained relationship under Obama's...


Surviving the Holocaust: A Life Course Perspective

by Ronald J Berger

Surviving the Holocaust is a compelling sociological account of two brothers who survived the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland.? One brother, the author's father, endured several concentration camps, including...


Secularism and Religion in Jewish-Israeli Politics

by Yaacov Yadgar

Offering a fresh approach to the study of contemporary Jewish identity, the author explores the implications of this identity from the perspective of traditionism, covering issues of religion, tradition, modernity...


The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts

by Rob Simms & Amir Koushkani

The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts, by Rob Simms and Amir Koushkani, examines the traditional art of singing classical Persian poetry, as represented by its greatest living...


The Middle East and South Asia 2014

by Malcolm Russell

This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia.


1948. A Soldier's Tale ¿ The Bloody Road to Jerusalem

by Uri Avnery

The first eye-witness account ever published of the 1948 Israeli War of Independence, this riveting memoir of a young Israeli soldier became an instant bestseller on publication in 1949, and is still recognized...


Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?: Can it Survive?

by Richard Cohen

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter

by Jonathan Marc Gribetz

As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict persists, aspiring peacemakers continue to search for the precise territorial dividing line that will satisfy both Israeli and Palestinian nationalist demands. The prevailing...


Israel vs. Utopia

by Joel Schalit

Israeli American journalist Schalit distinguishes between the Israel he knows and the image of it in the minds of Americans.


Recollections of Jerusalem

by Anya Berezina Derrick

In this autobiography, readers see how Anya Derrick’s life has been intimately connected to the earthly city of Jerusalem in Palestine. There, surrounded by political conflict and religious tensions, she was...


Britain's Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine

by Nick Reynold

The Middle East and its problems have become a constant source of news and public interest, but the current issues cannot be understood without a firm grasp on the historical context of the conflicts. Britain’s...


Imperial Japan

by A Morgan Young

A journalist on the Japan Chronicle for eleven years, the author collected in this volume the most significant current events for discussion. They include the financial crisis of 1927, hostilities with China...