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Palestinians: The Making of a People
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Palestinians: The Making of a People

By Kimmerling, Baruch; Migdal, Joel S

New York: The Free Press/Macmillan, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Type: Remainder First Edition First Printing Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket As New. Remaindered. Six maps. Two sections of photographic illustrations. Jacket with wrap-around painting; Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, 1859, by Edward Lear. Dark green cloth binding with bright and bold gilt titles to spine, tight and solid binding, internals spotless, as new. This is the story of an agrarian society, ruled for centuries by outside powers, whose historical experience has been overwhelmingly negative. Kimmerling and Migdal give a sensitive and detailed portrait of this society as it struggled to survive the dissipation of the Ottoman Empire, the devastation of World War I, the transfer to British authority, and the subsequent destabilizing impact of Western economies. The first Zionist settlement of 1870 and the Balfor Declaration of 1917 went almost unnoticed by them. But Jewish settlers became a growing presence in Palestine. Their interaction with the Jewish people and the Israeli state over time is closely documented. They discuss more recent events and explore what the future might hold for them as a people. xix, 396 pages. Chronological List of Major Events in Palestinian History, Notes, Index. 9.7 x 6.5 inches. 1993, The Free Press/Macmillan, New York.

$24.50

From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East
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From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East

By Lewis, Bernard

Trade Paperback in Good Condition. Clean wraps, unmarked, wear to extremities, lower corner and lower corner of first few pages creased. Glued binding is tight and solid, square. Pages are spotless, no markings of any kind. Bernard Lewis has long been considered the West's leading interpreter of Mideast culture and history and one of the world's leading authorities on Islam. This book brings together four decades of writings and lectures with his reflections on Middle Eastern history and foreign affairs, the Iranian Revolution, the state of Israel, and much more. 438 pages. 9.25 x 6.25 inches. 2005, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York.

$6.75

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
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Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid

By CARTER, JIMMY

U.S.A: Simon & Schuster, 2006. First Edition.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Book and Jacket As New. Former President and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize offers an assessment of what must be done to bring permanent peace to Israel with dignity and justice to Palestine. 264 pages, indexed. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. 2006, Simon & Schuster, New York.

$12.95

The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East
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The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East

By Phares, Walid

New York: Threshold Editions, 2010. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Remainder Threshold Editions, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. Remainder. Upper rear corner is lightly scuffed, else Fine. Clean, tight & solid volume. Internals as new. Jacket unclipped clean, slight wear to edges. 383 pages with Notes and index. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 2010, Threshold Edition, New York.

$14.25

The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine and the Birth of al-Qaeda
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The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine and the Birth of al-Qaeda

By Trofimov, Yaroslav

New York: Doubleday, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Type: Ex-Library First Edition Ex-Library Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Good Condition. Library stamp on inside of covers and on upper edge-no other lib markings. Quite clean and unmarked book; backstrap partially loose from crash so front cover has some movement possible. b/w photographs. Pages spotless, no creases. Orange and black, unclipped jacket is bright and clean, slight edgewear. New archival cover to jacket, so tape residue strip from library jacket removal is on the book boards. SAUDI ARABIA, HISTORY-SIEGE, 1979 ABDULLAH AL QAHTANI AFGHANISTAN OSAMA BIN LADEN BRZEZINSKI, ZBIGNIEW BEDOUINS BIN BAZ, ABDELAZIZ GRAND MOSQUE IRAN IRAQ ISLAM KAABA VANCE, CYRUS YEMEN UTEYBI, JUHAYMAN BIN SELF 301 pages with Notes and Sources, Index. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. 2007, Doubleday, New York.

$7.50

Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore
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Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore

By Sekulow, Jay with Jordan Sekulow, Robert W. Ash and David French

New York: Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, 2014. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Type: Ex-Library Trade Paperback Ex-Library Book in Good Condition. Clean and unmarked wraps with light wear around all edges, no spine creasing. Lib stamps, no pocket or card. Internals are clean, free from any markings, no creases. 128 pages with Notes. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. 2014, Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, NY

$5.95

The Modern Middle East: A History
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The Modern Middle East: A History

By Gelvin, James L

New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Paperback. As New/No Jacket. Trade Paperback As New. Second Printing of the First Oxford University Press Edition. Bright, glossy, clean, illustrated wraps, tight & solid, square, text block edges and pages are clean and unmarked. Vignettes and maps. A survey of the modern Middle East, detailing the forces of progress, reformation, revolution and imperialism that all define this history. The author explores how the forces of global modernity have shaped the social economic, cultural, and political life in the region over the past 500 years. 357 pages with Timeline, Biographical Sketches, Glossary, Credits, Index. 6 x 9.25 inches. Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford

$9.49

Notes On A Century: Reflections Of A Middle East Historian
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Notes On A Century: Reflections Of A Middle East Historian

By Lewin, Jim

New York: Viking/Penguin Group, 2012. First Edition.. Hardcover. Good/Good. Type: Ex-Library First Edition. Hardcover Ex-Library Book and Dust Jacket in Good Condition. Other than minimal library markings, in Fine Condition. Very clean, otherwise unmarked, tight, solid and square binding, internals as new. Bernard Lewis has witnessed and participated in some of the key events of the last century. In this exceptional memoir he shares stories of his wartime service in London and Cairo, decrypting intercepts for M16 with sometimes unexpected consequences. After the war he was the first Western scholar ever invited into the Ottoman archives in Istanbul. There are memorable encounters with Edward Kennedy, the Shah of Iran, Golda Meir, Pope John Paul II, and many others. He is internationally recognized as the greatest historian of the Middle East. 388 pages, indexed. 6.25 x 9.4 inches. 2012, Viking/Penguin Group, New York.

$15.00

The Carpet Wars: From Kabul to Baghdad: A Ten-Year Journey Along Ancient Trade Routes
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The Carpet Wars: From Kabul to Baghdad: A Ten-Year Journey Along Ancient Trade Routes

By Kremmer, Christopher

New York: HarperCollins, 2002. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback First American Edition 2002. Firat published in Australia in 2002. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition, with Dust Jacket in Near Fine Condition. Black half cloth w/copper titles, copper paper-wrappered boards, half inche whitish mark on front near lower edge, lower corners gently bumped, else Fine, quite clean, binding tight, solid and square. Internals in Fine Condition. Nine Parts, separated with full page illustration and a decorated page. Two 8 page sections of illustrations on coated paper. Maps. Apart from oil, carpets are the best known commodity in the Muslim world. Christopher Kremmer chronicles the fascinating ten-year journey along the ancient carpet trade route that runs through the world's most misunderstood and volatile regions--Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan and the former Soviet Union republics of Central Asia. The simplest motif on a rug can be filled with religious, tribal, and political significance, places where life continues to bustle with bargaining and gossip at the bazaars, whille nations crumble, leaders fall, confrontation between freedom and terror looms. It is also an historical snapshot of countries at the center of global confrontation that exploded onto the home front on September 11, 2001. xii + 448 pages with Notes, Bibliography, Glosary and Index. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. 2002, HarperCollins, New York.

$14.95

A Concise History of the Middle East (6th Edition)
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A Concise History of the Middle East (6th Edition)

By Goldschmidt Jr., Arthur

Boulder, Colorade And Oxford, UK: Westview Press, 2002. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback Trade Paperback in Near Fine Condition. Bright and clean red wraps with white titles and silver decoration with a whisper of wear. Tight, solid and square binding. Internals as New. This sixth edition has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. A history of the turbulent Middle East from the beginnings of Islam to the present day (2002). It was written primarily for college student and no previous knowledge of this history is assumed. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West. the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict. the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the aftermath of the Gulf War, and issues surrounding the Palestinian question. An informative, detailed, balanced background into Middle East history. 447 pges with Chronology, Glossary, Bibliographic Essay and Index. 6 x 1.25 x 9 inches. 2002, Westview Press, Boulder, Colorade And Oxford, UK

$13.83

Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam
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Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam

By Wright, Robin

U.S.A: Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster, 2001. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Ex-Library Trade Paperback Ex-library in Good Condition. Updated with new chapters. Important book for all those who want to understand the violence of the Middle East. Red and black pictorial wraps are clean, worn,with bar code blacked out, ruffling of corners, edges rubbed, Soundly bound, square. Minimal library marked. Pages clean, free from any markings, no creases. 330 pages with Glossary, Notes and Index. 6.2 x 9.25 inches. 2001, Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster, New York, New York, USA

$5.24

The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search  of a Hidden  Resistance in Afghanistan
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The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan

By Nordberg, Jenny

U.S.A: Crown Publishers, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback First Edition. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. An investigative Journalist writes about what it means to be a girl in Afghanistan--the birth of a boy is celebrated; the birth of a girl is viewed as a misfortune. And--a "bacha posh", translated from Dari as "dressed up like a boy" is a third kind of child, temporarily raised as a boy and presented to the world as such. Vivid characters bring this story to life. Binding of black half cloth with gilt titles, ivory paper-wrapped boards, very clean, spotless, unmarked, lower corners bumped; tight, solid & square. Rough cut. Internals ans page edges quite clean, no marks of any kind, no creases. Clean jacket is unclipped, faintg wear to some extremities. 350 pages with Notes and Index. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 2014, Crown Publishers, USA

$10.71

Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power Exile and Upheaval in the Middle East
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Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power Exile and Upheaval in the Middle East

By Amos, Deborah

U.S.A: PublicAffairs, 2011. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Type: Ex-Library Trade Paperback, Ex-Library Book in Good Condition. Clean and, except for minimal lib markings, unmarked, solid and tight. Endpaper has bar code blacked out and strip where card was removed; lib stamp on upper edge. Internals quite clean and free from any markings, no creases. NPR Reporter Deborah Amos traveled from Amman to Beirut and Damascus, tracking across the Middle East the Sunnis who were displaced by the collapse of Saddam Hussein's Iraq. It has been the largest exile community in post-World War II history. (And now perhaps a greater on going on right now with the refugee situation). Amos shows how the region has been reinvented by the new Sunnni diaspora. Her work implicates the shortsighted American policy and also the age-old schism between Sunni and Shia and the maneuverings of meddling neighbors such as Syria. 230 pages with Index. 9 x 5.75 inches. 2011, PublicAffairs, USA

$9.25

Islamic Imperialism: A History
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Islamic Imperialism: A History

By Karsh, Efraim

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Near Fine Condition. Just a whisper of wear to corners of cover and a tiny imperfection on front, else fine. A very well documented history of Islamic imperialism, from the 7th century, and how the Muslim mainstream behaved toward its neighbors. For anyone who wants to understand the Middle East of today, its history, culture and religion. 284 pages with Notes and Index. 9.25 x 6.2 inches. 2006, Yale University Press, New Haven and London.

$6.10

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
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Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia

By Rashidm Ahmed

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Clean, unmarked wrappers with slight edge wear. Pages clean, no markings of any kind, no creases. Cover flares up a bit. A book about the nature of local Central Asian politics. Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowly world of the Taliban, the world's most estreme and radical Islamic organization, into sharp focus in this insightful book. Perhaps the only authoritative account of the Taliban available to English language readers, explaining the Talibal's rise to power, its impact on Afghanistan and the region, its role in oil and gas company decisions, and the effects of changing American attitudes. An excellent political and historical account. 279 pages with Appendices, Notes and Index. 7.75 x 5 inches. 2001, Yale University Press, New Haven and London

$7.95

Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
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Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia

By Rashid, Ahmed

U.S.A: Penguin Books, 2002. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. Clean and unmarked gently used, worn book, light wear around cover, tight and square binding. Pages toned, clean, no markings, no creases. Ahmed Rashid, the author of "Taliban", is an investigative journalist who here analyzes five Central Asian Republics - KAZAKHSTAN, KRYGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN, UZBEKISTAN - where religious repression, political corruption, and extreme poverty have created a fertile climate for militant Islam. Based on research and interviews, Rashid explains the roots of fundamental rage in Central Asia, describes the goals and activities of militant organizations, and suggests ways of neutralizing the threat and bringing stability to this region. 281 pages, Indexed, with Notes and Glossary. 5 x 8 inches. 2002, Penguin Books, USA

$5.16

Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone
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Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

By Chandrasekaran, Rajiv

U.S.A: Vintage Books/Random House, 2007. First Thus. Paperback. As New/No Jacket. Vintage Books First Edition. Trade Paperback As New. Clean, bright, unmarked, tight and square volume. " - - It should be read by anyone who wants to understand how things went so badly wrong in Iraq". From The New York TImes Book Review. 365 pages with Notes and Index. 5.2 x 8 inches. 2007, Vintage Books/Random House, New York, New York, USA

$7.49

Ataturk: The Rebirth of a Nation (Phoenix Giants)
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Ataturk: The Rebirth of a Nation (Phoenix Giants)

By Patrick Kinross

London, England: Pheonix/Orion Books Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Bright and clean, unmarked cover, tight and solid binding, square; page edges clean and unmarked; intenals also clean and unmarked, no creases. 18 illlustrations and 6 maps. Note written on first page from the headmaster of a school: "I believe that an understanding of modern Turkey is possible through knowledge of Ataturk." This is a definitive biography of the father of modern Turkey. 542 pages with bibliography and index. 6 x 1.75 x 9.25 inches. 1998, Pheonix/Orion Books Ltd, London, England

$12.03

Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam
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Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam

By Wright, Robin

U.S.A: Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster, 2001. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Updated with new chapters. Important book for all those who want to understand the violence of the Middle East. Red and black pictorial wraps are clean and unmarked, trace wear to lower front corner and lower edge. Soundly bound, square. Pages edges and pages clean, free from any markings, no creases. 330 pages with Glossary, Notes and Index. 6.2 x 9.25 inches. 2001, Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster, New York, New York, USA

$9.25

Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising in the Arab World
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Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising in the Arab World

By Makiya, Kanan

New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Hardcover Book and Jacket As New. By the author of "Republic of Fear", written under the pseudonym of Samir al-Khalil, which first sounded the alarm about the cruelty and totalitarian nature of Saddam Hussain's regime. In "Cruelty and Silence" , written under his own name, Makiya confronts the rhetoric of Arab and pro-Arab intellectuals with the realities of political cruelty in the Middle East. In his exploration of these cruelties, he lays out the nationalist mythologies that underpin them. He calls for a new politics in the Arab world, a politics that puts absolute respect for human life and a revulsion of cruelty, above all else. Fine Binding of black half cloth with silver titles, gray boards, spotless, tight & solid, square with sharp corners. Internals as new also. Black glossy jacket with red and blue titles, with photograph by Makiya of Arab children. 367 pages with Notes and Index. 9.5 x 6.4 inches. W W Norton & Co Inc, New York, 1993.

$6.66

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