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Chasing Ghosts
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Chasing Ghosts

By Paul Rieckhoff

New York: NAL Caliber. Hardcover. May 2, 2006. First Edition (stated) / full number line. As New book in an As New jacket. Remainder mark. x + 326 pages. Contents: George Bush had better be fucking right; Hurry up and Kuwait; Welcome to Saddam International Airport; Into Baghdad; Sector 17; Ka-bob; The mother's day massacre; Keeping the peace; Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not trying to kill you; Ripples of hope; I saw a holy man die tonight; God bullets hurt; Collateral damage; The gremlins theory; Baghdad island; Hope is not a course of action; Ali Baba; Fighting the media war; Christmas in Baghdad; A viable exit strategy; Homecoming; The war within; Finding a voice; Speaking out; Taking on the president of the United States; Operation truth; The sensible war movement.

$9.45

Untangling the Web
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Untangling the Web

By Ori Z. Soltes

Savage, Maryland: Bartleby Press. Trade Paperback. January 19, 2011. Near Fine. Gift inscription on Title page, otherwise As New. No remainder mark. xviii + 285 pages.

$12.45

Unholy Babylon
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Unholy Babylon

By Adel Darwish

New York: St. Martin's Press. Trade Paperback. March 1991. First U.S. Edition (stated) / full number line. Near Fine. Text unmarked. Spine straight and tight. No tears, no creases, no folds. Foxing to edges. Light shelfware. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xiv + 33 5 pages.

$6.45

The Reckoning
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The Reckoning

By Sandra Mackey

New York & London: W. W. Norton. Hardcover. 2002. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Dust stains to top edge and light shelfwear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 415 pages. To the dismay of many in the West, the first Gulf War ended with Saddam Hussein still in control. This prescient title considered what the future of Iraq would be without Saddam Hussein: even more unstable and more problematic to the security of the United States.

$15.20

Understanding Iraq
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Understanding Iraq

By William R. Polk

New York: Harper Perennial. Trade Paperback. March 14, 2006. Near Fine. Light foxing to rear cover, otherwise As New. No remainder mark. xviii + 221 pages. The history of Iraq in one concise volume. Contents: Introduction; Ancient Iraq; Islamic Iraq; British Iraq; Revolutionary Iraq; American Iraq, Whose Iraq?.

$13.95

Cobra II
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Cobra II

By Michael R. Gordon; Bernard E. Trainor

New York: Pantheon. Hardcover. March 14, 2006. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xxxii + 603 pages.

$9.60

Dirty Diplomacy
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Dirty Diplomacy

By Craig Murray

New York: Scribner. Hardcover. October 16, 2007. First U.S. Edition / full number line. Published in UK as Murder in Samarkand. Good+ book in a Good+ jacket. Text has a few black ink emphasis marks from a prior reader. Spine straight and tight. 1/4" inch tear at spine tail. Rubbing to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xvi + 366. An irreverent former British ambassador in Uzbekistan discusses his witness to regional brutality under the regime of dictator and western ally Islom Karimov, describing the political dogma he encountered from London's Foreign Office and their senior partners in Washington.

$9.95

Andalus
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Andalus

By Jason Webster

London: Doubleday. Trade Paperback. April 2004. First paperback printing /full number line. Very Good. Interior unmarked. Spine straight and tight. Light wear to cover. No tears. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 288 pages. Spain's Moorish past is evident everywhere you look. For centuries, Christians, Muslims and Jews lived in Spain side by side in peace, and it was home to some of the greatest minds in the world. After the Moors' expulsion in the seventeenth century, much of their knowledge, skill and artistry was lost. Jason Webster originally traveled to Spain to play the flamenco guitar. A qualified Arabist, he now embarks on a quest for Spain's forgotten Arab legacy, and gets embroiled with wild and original characters. He meets Zine, a young illegal immigrant from Morocco, a twenty-first century Moor, lured over with the promise of a job but exploited as a slave laborer on a fruit farm. Jason's life is threatened as he investigates the agricultural gulag, Zine rescues him, and the unlikely pair of writer and desperado take off on a roller coaster ride through Andalucía. While Jason unveils the neglected Arab ancestry of modern Spain--apparent in its food, language, people and culture--Zine sets out on his own parallel quest, a one-man peace mission to resolve Muslim-Christian tensions by proving irresistible to Spanish señoritas.

$12.95

Ibn Khaldun
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Ibn Khaldun

By Yves Lascoste

London: Verso. Trade Paperback. June 1984. Near Fine. Foxing to closed edges and inside of covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 214 pages. Translation of Ibn Khaldoun : naissance de l'histoire, passe? du Tiers monde. This intriguing study opens with a general description of the Maghreb in the later Middle Ages, focusing primarily on mercantile trade, especially in gold, and the social and economic structures of tribal life. He unravels Khaldun's fascinating biography: born in 1332 to an aristocratic family in Tunis, he had an extraordinary diplomatic and military career in the turbulent wars and politics of Western Islam, withdrew to a desert retreat in 1375, and finally emigrated to Egypt. Lacoste then turns his attention to Ibn Khaldun's Universal History, arguably the greatest single synthesis produced by medieval thought anywhere. His account of Ibn Khaldun's thought is a remarkable, sympathetic work of recovery, not only uncovering its basic categories but exploring its contemporary relevance to an understanding of the Arab world.

$16.95

Negotiating with Iran: Wrestling the Ghosts of History (Cross-Cultural Negotiation)
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Negotiating with Iran: Wrestling the Ghosts of History (Cross-Cultural Negotiation)

By John W. Limbert; Mark Bowden (foreword)

Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace. Trade Paperback. September 2009. As New. x + 217 pages. A pragmatic yet positive assessment of how to engage Iran. Through four detailed case studies of past successes and failures, the author draws lessons for today's negotiators and outlines 14 principles to guide the American who finds himself in a negotiation--commercial, political, or other--with an Iranian counterpart.

$8.25

Envoy to the Middle World: Adventures in Diplomacy
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Envoy to the Middle World: Adventures in Diplomacy

By George McGhee; Dean Rusk (Foreword)

New York: Harper & Row. Hardcover. 1983. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Inscribed on the half-title page by the author: "To Herman Cohen: A bit of ancient history from the first Assistant Secretary of African Affairs to the newest. George McGhee 4/30/90". A Very Good- book in a Very Good- jacket. Other than the inscription, interior is unmarked. Spine is straight and tight. Dust stains to edges. Bottom corners bumped. Rubbing and edgewear to jacket. Jacket spine faded. 457 pages. Foreword by Dean Rusk.

$14.95

We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the  Iraqi People
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We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People

By Peter Van Buren

New York: Metropolitan Books. Hardcover. September 27, 2011. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xii+269 pages. From a State Department insider, the first account of our blundering efforts to rebuild Iraq. A shocking and rollicking true-life tale of Americans abroad, and a vividly rendered tale of ineptitude and corruption.

$14.45

Bloodmoney
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Bloodmoney

By David Ignatius

New York: W. W. Norton. Hardcover. June 6, 2011. First Edition (stated / full number line). Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Spine straight and tight; tail lightly bumped. Interior unmarked. Light edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 369 pages.

$13.95

Body of Lies
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Body of Lies

By David Ignatius

New York: W. W. Norton. Hardcover. April 16, 2007. First Edition (stated / full number line). Fine book in a Fine jacket. Spine straight and tight. Interior pristine. Light edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 349 pages.

$9.45

Agents of Innocence
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Agents of Innocence

By David Ignatius

New York: W. W. Norton. Hardcover. September 1987. First Edition (stated / full number line). One-half tan cloth binding with red paper over boards. Deckle edge. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Spine straight; ends bumped. Edgewear to jacket. No tears. Light foxing to top edge. Interior pristine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 444 pages. Agents of Innocence is the book that established David Ignatius's reputation as a master of the contemporary espionage novel. On his web site, the author says about the book, "Although that book was sold as a novel, CIA officials and PLO leaders knew it was a real story. On the CIAs web site for many years, the book was listed among the recommended books about operations, with a note that said, 'Though a novel, senior officers say this book is not fiction.' I am told that at the agencys training facility near Williamsburg, known as The Farm, the book is often recommended to young recruits. Often when traveling abroad in recent years, I have been approached by agency officers who said that when they wanted to explain to a parent or spouse what the CIA really does overseas, they gave them a copy of Agents of Innocence."

$41.35

The Fist of God
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The Fist of God

By Frederick Forsyth

New York: Bantam. Hardcover. June 1994. Full number line. Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Light edgewear and rubbing to jacket. Not from a library. 544 pages.

$8.95

The Sum of All Fears
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The Sum of All Fears

By Tom Clancy

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Hardcover. August 14, 1991. Black paper covered boards with one-quarter black cloth spine and silver lettering. Sewn binding. Fifth printing. Very Good book in a Very Good+ jacket. Interior unmarked. Edges foxed. Spine is straight and tight. Jacket is clean and bright with light edgewear. No tears, creases, or folds. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 798 pages. This novel asks the question: in a complicated and dangerous world, what happens when the United States elects a President who covets power for all the wrong reasons and who is totally inept at managing it?

$6.40

Perfumed Garden of the Sheikh Nefzaoui (Wordsworth Classic Erotica)
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Perfumed Garden of the Sheikh Nefzaoui (Wordsworth Classic Erotica)

By Nefzaoui; Richard Burton

Hertfordshire, England: Wordsworth. 1995. Trade Paperback. First Printing. Very Good+. Tanned. Original bookseller's stamp on title page. Text unmarked. Spine straight and tight. Light reading wear. 159 pp. This 12th century work celebrates the multifarious ways in which men and a women come together in physical union.

$9.95

Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider #9)
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Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider #9)

By Anthony Horowitz

New York: Puffin Books. Paperback. 2012. As New. No remainder mark.

$7.95

The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volumes I - IV (4  vols.)
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The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volumes I - IV (4 vols.)

By Unknown; Powys Mathers (trans.); J.C. Mardrus (trans.)

New York: St. Martin's Press. 1972. Second printing, 1974. Hardcover. Very Good. Complete four volume set. Blue cloth over boards, no jackets. Bindings strong. Light uniform toning to clean, unmarked pages. All covers show wear, scuffing, fading. Spines lightly faded with clear and strong gilt titles. 1828 pp. Heavey set: Expedited, express, and international shipping will require extra charges. Volume I: pp. xii 1-644; Volume II: pp. vi, 1-592; Volume III: pp. vi, 1-569; Volume IV:pp. viii 1-5 37.

$124.00

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