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The Weight of Sand

by Edith Blais & Katia Grubisic

A radiant, unforgettable memoir of one woman’s 450 days spent in captivity, and her defiant refusal to have her humanity stripped away. 

When Edith meets Luca in a small Northern town, the two connect instantly....

Charles de Foucaulds Reconnaissance au Maroc, 18831884

by Rosemary A. Peters-Hill

Womanizer ? Delinquent ? Glutton ? Deserter; Visionary ? Linguist ? Explorer ? Hermit. The lexical fields do not match, yet both sets of descriptors apply to one man: Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858?1916),...

The 21

by Martin Mosebach & Alta L. Price

Behind a gruesome ISIS beheading video lies the untold story of the men in orange and the faith community that formed these unlikely modern-day saints and heroes.

In a carefully choreographed propaganda video...

Walks and Scrambles in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

by David Wood

The walks and scrambles in this guidebook explore the wild and rugged landscapes of the Anti-Atlas mountains of southern Morocco, with Tafraout and the Ameln Valley as the main base. 41 adventurous routes of...

The Mountains Look on Marrakech

by Hamish M. Brown

After an initial visit of three months to the Atlas Mountains in 1965, well-known travel writer, climber and photographer Hamish Brown has been back every year since, and this book is something of a love story...

Fodor's Essential Morocco

by Fodor's Travel Guides

For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to for details.Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering...

In Morocco

by Edith Wharton

The great American novelist Edith Wharton (1862-1937) here gives us her colorful and textured travel memoir "In Morroco" (1920). Still a deeply energized work, Wharton imbues the reader with a sense of wonder...

A Cure for Serpents

by Alberto Denti di Pirajno

In 1924, the irrepressibly curious Alberto Denti arrived in Libya to work in Italy’s African colonies. With a natural ear for a story and a passionate interest in his work, he must have been as good a doctor...

Morocco That Was

by Walter Harris

Until 1912 Morocco had never suffered foreign domination, and its mountainous interior was as closed to foreigners as Tibet. Walter Harris was the exception. He lived in the country for more than thirty-five...

A Year in Marrakesh

by Peter Mayne

Having learned to appreciate Muslim life while living in Pakistan, Peter Mayne settled down to live in the back streets of Marrakesh in the 1950s. Rather than watch from the shelter of a hotel terrace, he rented...

Libyan Sands

by R.A. Bagnold

In the 1920s and 30s, a band of British officers stationed in Egypt began to explore the Western Desert which straddles the borders with Libya and the Sudan. Adapting a series of Model T Fords, Bagnold and his...

Among The Faithful

by Dahris Martin

Dahris Martin, a young American in search of sun, arrived in the holy city of Kairouan in the late 1920s. Befriended by the roguish Kalifa, she is welcomed into his circle of friends and family. Among the Faithful...