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Exiled in the Homeland: Zionism and the Return to Mandate Palestine

by Donna Robinson Divine

Offering a new perspective on Zionism, Exiled in the Homeland draws on memoirs, newspaper accounts, and archival material to examine closely the lives of the men and women who immigrated to Palestine in the...


Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War

by Annia Ciezadlo

A luminous portrait of life in the Middle East, Day of Honey weaves history, cuisine, and firsthand reporting into a fearless, intimate exploration of everyday survival.

In the fall of 2003, Annia Ciezadlo spent...


The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda

by Peter Bergen

TEN YEARS HAVE PASSED since the shocking attacks on the World Trade Center, and after seven years of conflict, the last U.S. combat troops left Iraq—only to move into Afghanistan, where the ten-year-old fight...


The Scorpion's Tail

by Zahid Hussain

The war in Afghanistan has raged on longer than any war in U.S. history, and far from suppressing the insurgency being waged by radical Islamic militants, it has led to stronger alli­ances among al Qaeda, the...


Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe

by Jo Roberts

The Holocaust and the Nakba ("Catastrophe," Palestinian Israelis' name for the War of Independence) both marked Israel's founding, and these two world-changing events continue to form the generations who have...


Let the Swords Encircle Me: Iran--A Journey Behind the Headlines

by Scott Peterson

NO OTHER COUNTRY SO DOMINATES THE HEADLINES: Iran is portrayed as a nuclear threat, a terrorist nation, a charter member of the Axis of Evil bent on the destruction of Israel. But behind those headlines—and...


The Bomb in the Basement

by Michael Karpin

THE BOMB IN THE BASEMENT tells the fascinating story of how Israel became the Middle East's only nuclear power and -- unlike Iraq and Iran -- succeeded in keeping its atomic program secret.

Veteran Israeli...


Khomeini's Ghost

by Con Coughlin

From the bestselling author of Saddam comes the definitive biography of Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic revolution and how his fundamentalist legacy has forever influenced the course of Iran's relationship with...


Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifiying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons

by Khidhir Hamza & Jeff Stein

The Iraqi scientist who designed Baghdad's nuclear bomb tells how he did it in secret with the cynical help of U.S., French, German, and British suppliers and experts, and kept it hidden from U.N. inspectors...


WRITING THE MODERN HISTORY OF IRAQ: HISTORIOGRAPHICAL AND POLITICAL CHALLENGES: Historiographical and Political Challenges

by PETER SLUGLETT & Hamit Bozarslan

The modern history of Iraq is punctuated by a series of successive and radical ruptures (coups d'etat, changes of regime, military adventures and foreign invasions) whose chronological markers are relatively...


A Time to Betray: The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran

by Reza Kahlili

A TIME TO BETRAY

This exhilarating, award-winning memoir of a secret double life reveals the heart-wrenching story of a man who spied for the American government in the ranks of the notorious Revolutionary Guards...


Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978

by Kai Bird

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER KAI BIRD’S fascinating memoir of his early years spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon provides an original and illuminating perspective into the Arab-Israeli conflict....


Freud And The Non-European

by Edward Said, Christopher Bollas & Jacqueline Rose

Banned by the Freud institute in Vienna, this controversial lecture eventually became Edward Said’s final book. Freud and the Non-European builds on Said’s abiding interest in the psychoanalyst’s work...


The Idea Of Israel: A History Of Power And Knowledge

by Ilan Pappé

Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued...


In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq

by Nir Rosen

Nir Rosen has been hailed by The New York Review of Books as the reporter who managed to get inside Fallujah "at a time when it was a death trap for Western reporters," and as one of the few Western reporters...


The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebanon's Life Struggle

by Michael Young

NOT SINCE THOMAS FRIEDMAN’SFROM BEIRUT TO JERUSALEM IN 1989 HAS A JOURNALIST OFFERED SUCH A POIGNANT AND PASSIONATE PORTRAIT OF LEBANON—A UNIQUELY PLURALIST ARAB COUNTRY STRUGGLING TO DEFEND ITS VIABILITY...


Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan: Elections in an Unstable Political Landscape

by Noah Coburn & Anna Larson

This volume shows how Afghani elections since 2004 have threatened to derail the country’s fledgling democracy. Examining presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections and conducting interviews...


Under Siege: P.L.O. Decisionmaking During the 1982 War

by Rashid Khalidi

A fascinating and often terrifying firsthand account of the 1982 war in Lebanon, Under Siege vividly reveals the complex negotiations and military maneuvers which ended with the evacuation of the P.L.O. from...


Three Empires on the Nile: The Victorian Jihad, 1869-1899

by Dominic Green

A secular regime is toppled by Western intervention, but an Islamic backlash turns the liberators into occupiers. Caught between interventionists at home and fundamentalists abroad, a prime minister flounders...


Saved by Her Enemy: An Iraqi Woman's Journey from the Heart of War to the Heartland of America

by Don Teague & Rafraf Barrak

For her entire life, Rafraf, a devout Muslim, had been told that Americans were the enemy. Her understanding of the world, of her place in it, and of the United States had been steeped in the culture of Iraq...