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Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250131201
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - January 28th, 2020

“[A] sweeping and authoritative history" (The New York Times Book Review), Black Wave is an unprecedented and ambitious examination of how the modern Middle East unraveled and why it started with the pivotal year of 1979.

Father of Lions: One Man's Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250248947
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Published: Forge Books - January 14th, 2020

Father of Lions is the powerful true story of the evacuation of the Mosul Zoo, featuring Abu Laith the zookeeper, Simba the lion cub, Lula the bear, and countless others, faithfully depicted by acclaimed, award-winning journalist Louise Callaghan in her trade publishing debut.

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627798556
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Published: Metropolitan Books - January 28th, 2020

A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history

Islamic Empires: The Cities that Shaped Civilization: From Mecca to Dubai Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643133065
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Published: Pegasus Books - February 4th, 2020

A history of the rich and diverse civilizations over fifteen centuries of Islam seen through its greatest cities.

Islamic civilization was once the envy of the world. From a succession of glittering, cosmopolitan capitals, Islamic empires lorded it over the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and swathes of the Indian subcontinent, while Europe cowered feebly at the margins.

Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300251630
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Published: Yale University Press - February 4th, 2020

A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone

This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances.

Sunnis and Shi'a: A Political History Cover Image
By Laurence Louer, Ethan Rundell (Translator)
ISBN: 9780691186610
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 4th, 2020

A compelling history of the ancient schism that continues to divide the Islamic world

Spies of No Country: Israel's Secret Agents at the Birth of the Mossad Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643750439
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 4th, 2020

“Wondrous . . . Compelling . . .

Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620975770
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Published: New Press - March 10th, 2020

In a dazzling mix of reportage, analysis, and memoir, the leading Palestinian writer of our time reflects on aging, failure, the occupation, and the changing face of Ramallah

"Few Palestinians have opened their minds and their hearts with such frankness."
--The New York Times

Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374185428
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 19th, 2019

Named one of the best books of 2019 by The Economist and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. A National Jewish Book Award finalist.

"A superb and touching book about the frailty of ties that hold together places and people." --The New York Times Book Review

When Reagan Sent In the Marines: The Invasion of Lebanon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250113917
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - December 17th, 2019

"In this formidable narrative, the prize-winning and super honest reporter, Patrick Sloyan, adds the depth of a scholar's context to produce a gripping reminder of why we should never forget history. He makes readers feel like they were eye witnesses." —Ralph Nader

The Ambassadors: America's Diplomats on the Front Lines Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501172410
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 12th, 2019

Veteran diplomatic correspondent Paul Richter goes behind the battles and the headlines to show how American ambassadors are the unconventional warriors in the Muslim world—running local government, directing drone strikes, nation-building, and risking their lives on the front lines.

The State Department’s heroes are the front-line diplomats who have been unheralded, but

The Accursed Tower: The Fall of Acre and the End of the Crusades Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541697348
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Published: Basic Books - November 5th, 2019

From a New York Times-bestselling author, a stirring account of the siege of Acre in 1291, when the last Christian stronghold fell to the Muslim army

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