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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... read more

The Devil is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond
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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 O... read more

Jerusalem: The Biography
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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.... read more

Black Flags: The Rise of Isis
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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 stor... read more

The Arabs: A History
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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 b... read more

Cairo in the War: 1939-45
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 Middle East

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 neocolonia... read more

Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan
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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 explor... read more

Israel: A History
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This handy guide to Egyptian mythology explores how the ancient Nile-dwellers explained the world around them. It delves into the origins of life, the creation and evolution of the world, and the reig... read more

Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends
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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 existe... read more

Rise of Isis
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 Middle East

Series:Beginner's Guides

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 ide... 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 explor... read more

Israel: A History
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 Middle East

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 kit... read more

City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran
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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 Cal... read more

Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood
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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 D... read more

Improbable Friendship
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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, ... read more

No Mission is Impossible
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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.... read more

Kill Khalid: Mossad's Failed Hit ... and the Rise of Hamas
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For centuries following the fall of Rome, Western Europe was backward and benighted, locked into the Dark Ages and barely able to tell the time of day. Augustine had decreed that belief not r... read more

The House of Wisdom: How Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
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The Murder of King Tut
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Nophoto
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James Carroll tells the richly layered story of the city of Jerusalem and its extraordinary impact on human history and contemporary conflict. He shows how the seemingly never-ending confli... read more

Jerusalem, Jerusalem : How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
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