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There are 38 books in this catalogue.
Francesco, Gabrieli:  The Arab Revival
Book Number: 20819
Published Thames and Hudson in Great Revolutions series 1961 8vo. hardcover. 178pp. index. b/w illus. very good, covers slightly bent, owner's signature on fep. / very good d/w.
Keywords: middle east history arabs revolutions
Price: $10.00


Chamish, Barry.:  The fall of Israel
Book Number: 25384
Edinburgh Canongate Publishers 1992 8vo hardcover 314pp very good+ / very good+ d/w. From Choice: The author is thorough in collecting well-known old scandals and new onesas well as policy failures. {His book} is a polemic whose sincerity and indignation are diminished by a certain stylistic flippancy. In addition, the eagerness to express disgust with the entire Israeli system leads the author to fail, for example, to make a distinction between personal corruption and political party corruption. The result is a volume that indicts without analysis and without remedy. It is also true, however, that such a candid portrayal of Israeli shortcomings is rare.nnFrom The EconomistnBarry Chamish describes himself as an Israeli patriot and war veteran, with no intention of adding to the 'long and ignorant series of Israel bashing by enemies of that country'. He makes no apology for, and appears to support, Israel's position vis-a-vis the Arabs. Yet his book is a ferocious assault onIsrael; not for its foreign policy but for its internal corruption and incompetence. The Israeli people, he says, are decent and caring but exploited by venal politicians and bureaucrats. As a result, those who can afford it are fleeing the country in droves. . . . {The book} is an opinionated and sometimes outrageous whirl through a rogues' gallery of unsavoury politicians, together with potted histories of the more egregious scandals to have rocked the countryin recent years. No area of public life--not even the revered armed forces--emerges without taint.nnFrom David Langsam - New Statesman & SocietynUnfortunately, Chamish's inability to separate fact from fiction and factfrom opinion destroys his book's credibility. He tells readers not to mistake his 'irreverent' style for flippancy, but it is a flippant work. . . . Too many Israelis believe the kind of twaddle that Chamish has woven into his accounts of corruption. They argue in the same way, mixing truth and fiction to suit their case. . . . Chamish shows his real weakness when he ventures on to unfamiliar ground: Arabs in general, Palestinians in particular, and the intifada. . . . He writes like someone whose expectations have not been met. A Canadian who emigrated in 1975, Chamish takes a somewhat hyperbolic approach to theproblems of his adopted country. A more sober account might have been more effective.
Keywords: Israel Politics and government 1948 Israel Economic conditions Israel Social conditions The fall of Israel Chamish Barry
Price: $25.00


Kiernan, Thomas:  Yasser Arafat
Book Number: 26080
London Sphere 25 March, 1976 8vo softcover 223pp good+.
Keywords: Yasser Arafat Kiernan Thomas
Price: $15.00


Elon, Amos.:  Between enemies; a compassionate dialogue between an Israeli and an Arab, by Amos Elon and Sana Hassan.
Book Number: 27801
New York 1974 8vo hardcover 151pp. very good, pastedown on fep. / good d/w.
Keywords: Jewish Arab relations Hassan Sana Between enemies a compassionate dialogue between an Israeli and an Arab by Amos Elon and Sana Hassan Elon Amos
Price: $15.00


Dodwell, Christina:  A Traveller on Horseback: In Eastern Turkey and Iran
Book Number: 32780
New York Walker & Company 1989 8vo hardcover 191pp colour plates, b/w maps. very good, plates bound upside down. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Travel Middle East Iran A Traveller on Horseback In Eastern Turkey and Iran Dodwell Christina
Price: $15.00


Yapp, M.E.:  The Near East Since the First World War
Book Number: 33595
London Longman Group United Kingdom 1991 8vo softcover 526pp index. very good, remainder mark on bottom edge.
Keywords: History Middle East The Near East Since the First World War Yapp M E
Price: $18.00


Azadi, Sousan:  Out of Iran: One woman's escape from the Ayatollahs
Book Number: 35829
London Macdonald 1987 8vo hardcover 327pp. very good, outer page edges browned. / very good d/w.
Keywords: History Asia Out of Iran One woman's escape from the Ayatollahs Azadi Sousan
Price: $12.00


Moore, Robin:  Task Force Dagger : The Hunt for Bin Laden
Book Number: 37309
Pan MacMillan 2004 8vo softcover 456pp colour illus. very good. Recounts America's War on Terror, from the first top-secret meetings of the task force in Tampa on the afternoon of 11 September 2001, through to the liberation of Kabul 62 days later and the tragedies of Operation Anaconda - as seen through the eyes of the Green Berets on the ground.
Keywords: History Middle East General Task Force Dagger The Hunt for Bin Laden Moore Robin
Price: $8.00


Penzer, N. M.:  The Harem. An Account of the Institution as it existed in the palace of the Turkish sultans, with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to the present time.
Book Number: 37433
Spring Books, London 1967 8vo. hardcover. 277pp. index, b/w illus. very good. / very good d/w.
Keywords: harems sultans turkey middle east history
Price: $25.00


Laden, Carmen Bin:  Veiled Kingdom
Book Number: 37526
Virago Press 2004 8vo softcover 209pp colour illus. very good+.
Keywords: Biographies middle east muslims Osama Al-Qaeda Memoirs Veiled Kingdom Laden Carmen Bin
Price: $6.00


Gardner, Frank:  Blood and Sand
Book Number: 37977
Bantam Press 2006 8vo softcover 383pp. index, colour illus. fine.
Keywords: Library Science and Publishing Blood and Sand Gardner Frank
Price: $12.00


Thomas Lippman:  Inside the Mirage - America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia
Book Number: 38773
Westview 2004 The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has always been a marriage of convenience, not affection. As the result of a bargain struck between President Roosevelt and Saudi Arabia's founding king in 1945, Americans bought Saudi Arabian oil, and the Saudis bought American: American planes, American weapons, American construction projects, and American know-how. In exchange, the Saudis got modernization, education, and security. The marriage of convenience suited both sides. But how long can it last? In "Inside the Mirage, journalist Thomas W. Lippman shows that behind the cheerful picture of friendship and alliance, there is a grimmer, grimier tale of experience and repression. Saudi Arabia is changing as younger people less enamored of America rise to prominence. And the United States, scorched by Saudi-based terrorism, is forced to rethink this bargain as it continues to play the dominant role in the ever-volatile, ever-shifting Middle East. With so much at stake, this compelling and absolutely necessary account looks at the relationship between these two countries, and their future with one another. 235 pages
Keywords: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia
Price: $22.00


Ramadan, Tariq:  The Messenger - The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad
Book Number: 38772
Penguin, 2007. 8vo. Paperback. New condition. XII, 242pp. Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American Muslims. In his first book written for a wide audience, he offers a biography of the Prophet Muhammad, highlighting the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history.Capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged, Ramadan provides an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. Underscoring the historical importance and meaning of Muhammad, The Messenger addresses the significance of the Prophet for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions.In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad's life and he introduces non-Muslims not only to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam.
Keywords: Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American Muslims. In his first book written for a wide audience, he of
Price: $25.00


Saab, Mahmoud Khalil:  Stories and Scenes from Mount Lebanon
Book Number: 38795
Saqi 2004 8vo. Hardcover. 351pp. At the outbreak of civil war in 1975 Saab realised that Lebanon would be changed forever. He immediately set about recording eyewitness accounts of terrible events as they unfolded as well as stories and aecdotes passed down from one generation to the next. These stories covney not only the horrors of war, but also the rich social and religious diversity of a country whose legacy of generosity, courage and tolerance is rapidly being eroded by a climate of greed.
Keywords: eyewitness accounts, historical documents, folklore tales,
Price: $18.00


Yardley, Michael [T. E. Lawrence ]:  Backing into the Limelight, A Biography of T. E. Lawrence
Book Number: 39341
Harrap, 1985 8vo. hardcover. 267pp. index, b/w illus. very good, light foxing. / very good d/w.
Keywords: T. E. Lawrence arabia
Price: $12.00


Henriques, Robert:  100 Hours to Suez. An Account of Israel's Campaign in the Sinai Peninsula.
Book Number: 39347
Collins 1957 8vo. hardcover. 254pp. b/w illus. very good, light foxing. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Sinai Peninsula isreal war
Price: $12.00


Glen, Douglas:  In the Steps of Lawrence Arabia
Book Number: 39534
Rich & Cowan. n.d. 8vo. hardcover. pp. index, b/w illus, fold-out map at rear.very god, some foxing.
Keywords: Lawrence Arabia travel middle east
Price: $20.00


Aburish, Said K.:  Arafat. From Defender to Dictator.
Book Number: 40653
Bloomsbury Publishing 1999 8vo softcover 360pp index. very good, owner's name on fep.
Keywords: Arafat From Defender to Dictator Aburish Said K
Price: $10.00


Latifi, Afschineh.:  Even after all this time : a story of love, revolution, and leaving Iran / Afschineh Latifi with Pablo F. Fenjves.
Book Number: 40735
Sydney Harper Collins 2005 8vo softcover 320pp very good, remainder mark on bottom edge.
Keywords: Iran leaving Afschineh Latifi Pablo F Fenjves Latifi Afschineh
Price: $12.00


Wilson, Jeremy:  Lawrence Of Arabia. The Authorised Biography of T. E. Lawrence.
Book Number: 62620
Minerva, London 1990. Thick 8vo. softcover. 1188pp. index, b/w illus. Very Good, cover creased.
Keywords: Lawrence Of Arabia
Price: $10.00


Aitken, Eleanor:  Ariadne's Thread: Through the Labyrinth to Palestine and Israel
Book Number: 41399
Cornelian Press 1999 8vo hardcover 226pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w, jacket edges curled. Signed by author.
Keywords: Palestine Israel arabs jewish refuges palestinians
Price: $25.00


Fox, Edward:  Palestine Twilight
Book Number: 41721
HarperCollins Publishers 2002 8vo softcover 277pp index. very good+.
Keywords: Palestine Twilight Fox Edward
Price: $8.00


Alsamari, Lewis:  Out of Iraq
Book Number: 42501
Bantam Press 2007 Large 8vo softcover 305pp colour illus. very good.
Keywords: Out of Iraq Alsamari Lewis
Price: $10.00


Beaton, Cecil:  Near East
Book Number: 44182
London. B. T. Batsford 1943 First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 150pp. b/w plates. Very good, foxing to edges, spine slightly slanted. / Very good d/w with small tear top rear edge.
Keywords: middle east air force aircraft planes
Price: $15.00


Browne, Edward G.:  A Year Amongst the Persians: Impressions as to the Life, Character, and Thought of the People of Persia, Received During Twelve Months' Residence in that Country in the Years 1887-8
Book Number: 47210
Amsterdam Time-Life Books 1983 8vo. hardcover. Leather binding. Marbled endpapers, gilt page edges. 594pp. Fold-out colour map to front. A facsimile of the 1893 edition by Adam & Charles Black. "Classics of Exploration" series. Fine.
Keywords: middel east travel persian history
Price: $35.00


Willacy, Mark:  The View from the Valley of Hell; Four Years in the Middle East
Book Number: 49842
Macmillan Australia 2007 8vo. softcover. 340pp. index, colour illus. Very good.
Keywords: abc media journalist journalism jerusalem Middle East terrorism
Price: $12.00


Dyer, Gwynne:  The Mess They Made - The Middle East After Iraq
Book Number: 55581
Scribe 2007 8vo. Softcover. 295pp. Fine. As Iraq descends ever closer to civil war, no one doubts that George W. Bush's Iraq strategy has been an abysmal failure -- just as Gwynne Dyer argued it would be in both Ignorant Armies and Future: Tense. The question now is what will happen not just in Iraq but in the whole Middle East region once American troops are withdrawn. In The Mess They Made, Dyer predicts that the Middle East will go through the biggest shake up since the region was conquered and folded into the Ottoman Empire five centuries ago.
Keywords:
Price: $8.00


Amazon.com:  Holy Land, Unholy War. Israelis and Palestinians
Book Number: 55713
United Kingdom, John Murray, 2002 8vo softcover 422pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: History World Holy Land Unholy War Israel Palestine
Price: $8.00


Cockburn, Patrick:  Muqtada Al-Sadr and the Fall of Iraq
Book Number: 56720
Faber and Faber 2008 8vo. Softcover. 289pp. Very good. Index. Muqtada al-Sadr's men are killing more British troops than any other group in the world today. Cleric, militia leader and fiercely anti-American politician, Muqtada's combination of nationalism and religious fervour appealed to countless angry and impoverished Shias, and as US control of Iraq disintegrates, the likelihood increases that he will assume total power in the Shia areas of the country. In a compelling narrative, award winning war correspondent Patrick Cockburn charts Muqtada's rise to power, his links with Hizbullah and the Iranians; and his confrontation with the American and British military. Cockburn has reported from Iraq since the 1970s (often at great personal risk), and combines first hand accounts of his investigations into Muqtada with vivid and dismaying reportage of the civil war now raging in a fractured country.
Keywords:
Price: $12.00


de Bellaigue, Christopher:  In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran
Book Number: 57646
Harper Collins, USA 2005. 8vo. hardcover. 283pp. Fine. / Fine d/w.
Keywords: iran middle east biography
Price: $15.00



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