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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 religious students and farmers? ... read more

Farewell Kabul
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From Herodotus's day to the present political upheavals, the steady flow of the Nile has been Egypt's heartbeat. It has shaped its geography, controlled its economy and moulded its civilisation. The sam... read more

The Nile: Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present
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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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Jeremy Bowen has been the BBC's Middle East correspondent for twelve years and has been on the ground for them as the recent revolutions have swept through the region. Realising this as a game-chang... read more

The Arab Uprisings: The People Want the Fall of the Regime
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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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Author: William Dalrymple
Category:

 Middle East

Awards:Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize 2013.

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 high mounta... 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 r... read more

The Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends
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'Literally impossible to put down' New York Times Book Review Gordon Thomas has a grasp of history...this is one of the few books to have captured the true nature of the Israeli Government and the thorough ... read more

Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad
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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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Author: Homa Katouzian
Category:

 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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The first major book on ISIS to be published since the group exploded on the international stage in summer 2014. Drawing on their unusual access to intelligence sources and material, law enforcement, and groundbreaking resea... read more

Isis: The State of Terrror
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In November 2011, Mona Eltahawy came to worldwide attention when she was assaulted by police during the Egyptian Revolution. She responded by writing a groundbreaking piece in Foreign Policy entitled 'Why Do They Hate Us'; 'T... read more

Headscarves and Hymens
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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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The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, 'a sideshow of a sideshow'. Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western comb... read more

Lawrence in Arabia: War, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East
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Author: Ramita Navai
Category:

 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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Author: Justin Marozzi
Category:

 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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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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