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51 Day War: Resistance and Ruin in Gaza

On July 8, 2014, Israel launched air strikes and a ground invasion of Gaza, that lasted 51 days, leaving over 2,000 people dead, the vast majority of whom were Gazan civilians. During the assault, at ..

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Arabs, The: A History

THE THIRD EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, REVISED AND UPDATED 'A rich, galloping narrative that spans the Arab world...outstanding, gripping and exuberant...full of flamboyant character..

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Arianna Huffington: Building the Huffington Post and Thrive Global

Global Business Visionaries -- Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington is one of the world's foremost business leaders. As co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, she built it ..

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Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine, The

On November 2, 1917, the British government, represented by Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour, declared that they were in favor of 'the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish peo..

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Belonging: Story of the Jews: When Words Fail (1492 - Present Day)

The words that failed were words of hope. But they did not fail at all times and everywhere. These gripping pages teem with words of defiance and optimism, sounds and images of tenacious life and adve..

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Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, MAIL ON SUNDAY AND OBSERVER Belonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly al..

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Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories

Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2017 From the author of the bestselling study of the 1948 War of Independence comes an incisive look at the Occupied Territories, picking up the st..

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Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories

Following his critically acclaimed investigation of the events leading up to the formation of the state of Israel in 1948, renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe now turns his attention to the annexati..

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Burning Forest: India's War Against the Maoists

The Burning Forest is an empathetic, moving account of what drives indigenous peasants to support armed struggle despite severe state repression, including lives lost, homes and communities destroyed...

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Egyptians: A Radical Story

'I started reading this and couldn't stop. It's a remarkable piece of work, and very revealing. A stirring rendition of a people's revolution'- Noam Chomsky 'The deepest and most comprehensive accoun..

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Empress of the East: How a Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire

Abducted by slave traders from her home in Ruthenia - modern-day Ukraine - around 1515, Roxelana was brought to Istanbul and trained in the palace harem as a concubine for Sultan Suleyman the Magnific..

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Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017

A century after Britain's Balfour Declaration promised a Jewish 'national home' in Palestine, veteran Guardian journalist Ian Black has produced a major new history of one of the most polarising confl..

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Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017

Ever since the Ottoman Empire was defeated and British colonial rule began in 1917, Jews and Arabs have struggled for control of the Holy Land. Israel's independence in 1948 in the wake of the Holocau..

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Erdogan's Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East

Gradually since 2003, Turkey's autocratic leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sought to make Turkey a great power -- in the tradition of past Turkish leaders from the late Ottoman sultans to Ataturk, the ..

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Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920

Sunday Times Top Ten Best-seller. The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from best-selling historian Eugene Rogan. For some four centuries the Ott..

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Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World

Published to mark the final retreat of Western troops from Afghanistan, this book asks just how the might of NATO, with 48 countries and 140,000 troops on the ground, not managed to defeat a group of ..

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Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom

Gaza is among the most densely populated places in the world. Two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half the population is under eighteen years of age. Since Israel occupied Gaza i..

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Gaza: Preparing for Dawn

Uniquely imprisoned, most Palestinians in Gaza cannot travel beyond the confines of the Strip, and in times of war escape is impossible. They live under siege - economic and armed - and yet so many re..

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Ghost Empire

'A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' - Simon Winchester In 2014, Richard Fidler..

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Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation

In Going Home, Orwell Prize winning author Raja Shehadeh travels Ramallah and records the changing face of the city. Walking along the streets he grew up in, he tells the stories of the people, the re..

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Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

Robert Fisk's bestselling eyewitness account of the events that have shaped the Middle East is alive with vivid reporting and incisive historical analysis. The history of the Middle East is an epic st..

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History of the Middle East: 5th Edition, A

Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2009, follows the historic struggles of the region over the la..

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House of Islam, The

'A powerful corrective' Guardian 'This should be compulsory reading' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads `For anyone interested in the future of Islam, both in Britain and the Islamic..

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I'm Writing You from Tehran: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Past and Their Country's Future

Suffering the recent loss of her beloved grandfather and newly committed to a career in journalism, Delphine Minoui decided to visit Iran for the first time since the revolution-since she was four yea..

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In A Time Of Monsters: Travels Through a Middle East in Revolt

Returning to the UK in September 2010 after serving in Iraq as the political adviser to the top American general, Emma Sky felt no sense of homecoming. She soon found herself back in the Middle East t..

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Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

Based on firsthand reporting from Syria and throughout the Middle East, "Inside Syria"unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian Civil War. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interview..

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Iraq: A History

Cities, scripts, literature, the rule of law - all were born in Iraq. That so many see this ancient land as nothing more than a violent backwater steeped in chaos is a travesty. This is the place wher..

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Islam and World History: The Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Published in 1974, Marshall Hodgson's The Venture of Islam was a watershed moment in the study of Islam. By locating the history of Islamic societies in a global perspective, Hodgson challenged the or..

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Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives: The First 1000 Years

The religious thinkers, political leaders, law-makers, writers and philosophers of the early Muslim world helped to shape the 1,400-year-long development of today's secondlargest world religion. But w..

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Islamic Empires: Fifteen Cities that Define a Civilization

The world of Islam has produced some of the greatest cities ever seen. At their zenith they have been highly cultured, cosmopolitan and commercial, rich from exchange with nations across the globe. Du..

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Islamic World: A History in Objects

This illustrated introduction offers a fresh approach to the history of the Islamic world from its origins to the present day. Told in six chapters, arranged both chronologically and thematically, and..

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Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn

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Israel: A History

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 Shap..

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Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

Istanbul explores a city which stands as a gateway between the east and west, one of the indisputably greatest cities in the world. Previously known by the names Byzantium and Constantinople, this is..

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Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Life-filled and life-affirming history, steeped in romance and written with verve' GUARDIAN 'Richly entertaining and impeccably reserached' Peter Frankopan Istanbul has..

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Istanbul: Memories and the City (The Illustrated Edition)

Since the publication of Istanbul: Memories of a City, Orhan Pamuk has continued to add to his collection of photographs of Istanbul. Now, he has selected a range of photographs for the illustrated ed..

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Jerusalem : A Biography

Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. Fr..

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Last Earth, The: A Palestinian Story

Spanning decades and encompassing war, mass exodus, epic migrations and the search for individual and collective identity, The Last Earth tells the story of modern Palestine through the memories of th..

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Lion and the Nightingale: A Journey through Modern Turkey, The

Turkey is a land torn between East and West, and between its glorious past and a dangerous, unpredictable future. After the violence of an attempted military coup against President Erdogan in 2016, an..

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Lives of the Ancient Egyptians

From the dawn of history to the death of Cleopatra, ancient Egypt was home to larger-than-life personalities. Across one hundred lives, Toby Wilkinson explores the true character and diversity of huma..

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Man Who Created the Middle East: A Story of Empire, Conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement

At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes' lively biography of his grandfat..

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Man Who Created the Middle East: A Story of Empire, Conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement

At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes' lively biography of his grandfat..

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Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization

The Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization synthesizes the latest research and information from a range of disciplines to tell the compelling story, from the Neolithic period through to the Arab conq..

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More Noble Than War: The Story of Football in Israel and Palestine

By turns tragic and uplifting, MORE NOBLE THAN WAR is the history of Israel and Palestine through the lens of the world's most popular sport, football. Football has never been apolitical. T..

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Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908-1923

'An outstanding history ...one of the best writers on the First World War' Simon Sebag Montefiore The Ottoman Endgame is the first, and definitive, single-volume history of the Ottoman empire's decad..

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Rebel's Journey, A

Following the 1953 coup that toppled the democratically elected government of Mossadeq and restored the rule of the Shah in Iran, Mostafa Sho`aiyan became a key figure on the country's militant left. ..

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Red Platoon

Isolated Command Post Keating - one of the most vulnerable US army bases in Afghanistan. Located at the bottom of a deep valley, soliders are exposed. The Taliban can see every move and attack is immi..

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Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos, nearly 20,000 British and East India Company troops poured through the hi..

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Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic Second Edition

For some 40 years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained attacks by Iraq in an eight-year war. Many policy-makers today share a weary wish that Iran would ..

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Sacred Trash

NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST Now in paperback, the dramatic story behind the discovery and reclamation of nine hundred years' worth of discarded Hebrew texts parchment fragments of the Bible an..

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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

Where are the tombs of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra? Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found despite years of intensive research and excavation. Yet we have tantali..

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