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'I don't regret anything, really. I never wanted to live a sensible life ...I didn't want a sensible death either.' War-torn Africa, a Middle East in crisis, and post-Soviet Eastern Europe form the... read more

The Devil is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond
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In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's greatest threat. Whe... read more

Black Flags: The Rise of Isis
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Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgment Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama... read more

Jerusalem: The Biography
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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 parties befor... read more

Cairo in the War: 1939-45
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THE DEFINITIVE BOOK ON ISISJay Sekulow, one of America's most influential attorneys, closely examines the rise of the terrorist groups ISIS and Hamas, explains their objectives and capabilities and how, if left undefeated, their existence ... read more

Rise of Isis
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The 30 boldest missions of the Israeli Special Forces since the inception of Israel. No Mission is Impossible is an episodic treatment of the greatest missions of the Israeli Special Forces, characterized by its lead piece, an i... read more

No Mission is Impossible
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Now fully updated to cover the Arab Spring, Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of... read more

The Arabs: A History
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Written by one of Israel's most notable scholars, this volume provides a breathtaking history of Israel from the origins of the Zionist movement in the late 19th century to the present day. Anita Shapira's gripping narrative explores t... read more

Israel: A History
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As the Western-Iranian impasse continues to dominate international affairs, politicians and the media confidently proclaim Iran the greatest threat to the Western World. But this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identit... read more

Iran: A Beginner's Guide
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Written by one of Israel's most notable scholars, this volume provides a breathtaking history of Israel from the origins of the Zionist movement in the late 19th century to the present day. Anita Shapira's gripping narrative explores t... read more

Israel: A History
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The extraordinary true story of a secret forty-year friendship between two women who should have been bitter enemies. One: the beautiful Raymonda Tawil, the mother-in-law of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The other: Ruth Dayan... read more

Improbable Friendship
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Awards:Winner of Paddy Power Political Book Awards: Debut Political Book of the Year 2015.

Lying in Tehran is about survival. Welcome to Tehran, a city where survival depends on a network of subterfuge. Here is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchen... read more

City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran
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Awards:Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize 2013.

From William Dalrymple--award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer--a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West's greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial am... read more

Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan
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 Middle East

Awards:Shortlisted for Ondaatje Prize 2015.

Over thirteen centuries, Baghdad has enjoyed both cultural and commercial pre-eminence, boasting artistic and intellectual sophistication and an economy once the envy of the world. It was here, in the time of the Caliphs... read more

Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood
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September 1997. In an Amman street, five men purporting to be Canadian tourists accost a Palestinian and inject a mysterious chemical into his ear. Within 48 hours it should kill him and leave no trace. The... read more

Kill Khalid: Mossad's Failed Hit ... and the Rise of Hamas
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Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. Showing exceptional courage and extraordinary resi... read more

Explorers of the Nile : The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure
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The relationship between Jews and Muslims has been a flashpoint that affects stability in the Middle East and has consequences around the globe. This book challenges the standard media portrayal and presents an account of hope, opportunity, fear, and terror that have characterized these two people through the 1,400 years of their history.

In Ishmael's House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands
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The acclaimed author of "Rubicon" and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic (and incredibly timely) account of the rise of Islam. No less signif... read more

In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
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An Afghan woman's life expectancy is just 44 years, and her life cycle often begins and ends in disappointment: being born a girl and finally, having a daughter of her own. For some... read more

The Underground Girls of Kabul: The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as Boys
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In the popular imagination, Afghanistan is often regarded as the site of intractable conflict, the American war against the Taliban a perpetually hopeless quagmire. But as Anand Gopal demonstrates in this stunning chronicle, t... read more

No Good Men Among the Living
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