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Israel: The First Hundred Years: Volume II: From War to Peace?

by Efraim Karsh

This volume examines the conflicts that from the 1948 until the 1967 Six Day War came to define the Israeli struggle for existence.


Mr Dan and the Dams of Kurdistan: A Cork Man in Saddam's Iraq

by Dan Coakley

For Dan Coakley, Iraq ticked all the boxes. It had a mad dictator, a secret police that left the Gestapo far behind in terms of brutality and sadism and a temperature range that varied from minus fifteen to...


Cairo in the War: 1939-45

by Artemis Cooper

For troops in the desert, Cairo meant fleshpots or brass hats. For well-connected officers, it meant polo at the Gezira Club and drinks at Shepheard's. For the irregular warriors, Cairo was a city to throw legendary...


Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Arab-Israeli conflict 1945-79

by Mike Scott-Baumann

Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility,...


My Hope for Peace

by Jehan Sadat

From the distinguished educator, international crusader for humanitarian causes, and widow of the Nobel Peace Prize-winner President Anwar Sadat comes a foolproof plan for peace in the Middle East.

In 1979,...


Access to History: Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal: The USA 1890-1954 [Fourth Edition]

by Peter Clements

Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable,...


Aliya

by Liel Leibovitz

a·li·ya, n., also aliyah. pl. aliyas or aliyot.

The immigration of Jews into Israel.

Why would American Jews---not just materially successful in this country but perhaps for the first time in the two-thousand-year...


Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

by Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén & Heather Bursheh

Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window...


Lawrence and Aaronsohn: T. E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the Seeds of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Ronald Florence

The rivalry that presaged the world?s most tenacious conflict

As the Arab -Israeli conflict continues to plague the Middle East, historian Ronald Florence offers extraordinary new insights on its origins. This...


The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places

by Wendy Pullan, Maximilian Sternberg & Lefkos Kyriacou

The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places investigates the role of architecture and urban identity in relation to the political economy of the city and its wider state context seen through the lens of the holy...


Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings

by Frederic M. Wehrey

Beginning with the 2003 invasion of Iraq and concluding with the Arab uprisings of 2011, Frederic Wehrey investigates the Shi’a-Sunni divide now dominating the Persian Gulf ’s political landscape. Focusing...


An Introduction to the Modern Middle East: History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics

by David S. Sorenson

Combining elements of comparative politics with a country-by-country analysis, author David S. Sorenson provides a complete and accessible introduction to the modern Middle East. With an emphasis on the politics...


Historical Dictionary of Iraq

by Beth K. Dougherty & Edmund A. Ghareeb

The Historical Dictionary of Iraq, Second Edition covers the history of Iraq through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred...


Tribal Modern: Branding New Nations in the Arab Gulf

by Miriam Cooke

In the 1970s, one of the most torrid and forbidding regions in the world burst on to the international stage. The discovery and subsequent exploitation of oil allowed tribal rulers of the U.A.E, Qatar, Bahrain,...


Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East

by Rashid Khalidi

Begun as the United States moved its armed forces into Iraq, Rashid Khalidi's powerful and thoughtful new book examines the record of Western involvement in the region and analyzes the likely outcome of our...


The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey: Political Violence, Fear and Pain

by Ramazan Aras

The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey examines political violence, the politics of fear and the Kurdish experience of pain through an analysis of life stories, personal narratives and testimonies of Kurdish...


The Fall of Baghdad

by Jon Lee Anderson

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Sword and Shield of Zion: The Israel Air Force in the Arabisraeli Conflict, 19482012

by David Rodman

The Israel Air Force (IAF) has accumulated as much battle experience as any air force in the world during the post-Second World War era, and it has recorded many outstanding accomplishments throughout a seemingly...


The Nixon Administration and the Middle East Peace Process, 19691973: From the Rogers Plan to the Outbreak of the Yom Kippur War

by Boaz Vanetik & Zaki Shalom

The Yom Kippur War was a watershed moment in Israeli society and a national trauma whose wounds have yet to heal some four decades later. In the years following the war many studies addressed the internal and...


The Ring of Myths: The Israelis, Wagner and the Nazis

by Na'ama Sheffi

In the fall of 1938, following Kristallnacht, the symphonic orchestra in Palestine cancelled the performance of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. No one could foresee that this would be the beginning of a never-ending...