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The Crusade of the Children: A Story of the Middle Ages

By: American Sunday-School Union

Price: $25.00

Publisher: American Sunday-School Union: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199451

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed, pages foxed and toned, page 19's corner missing (does not affect text). 1844 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 101 pp. 12mo bound in sixes. Black leather spine, marbled boards, gilt titles. The Children's Crusade is the name given to a variety of fictional and factual events which happened in 1212 that combine some or all of these elements: visions by a French or German boy; an intention to peacefully convert Muslims ... View more info

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The Prisoner in His Palace: Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid

By: Bardenwerper, Will

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264348

ISBN: 1501117831

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2017 Hard Cover. In the haunting tradition of In Cold Blood and The Executioner’s Song, this remarkably insightful and surprisingly intimate portrait of Saddam Hussein lifts away the top layer of a dictator’s evil and finds complexity beneath as it invites us to take a journey with twelve young American soldiers in the summer of 2006. Trained to aggressively confront the enemy in combat, the men learn, shortly after being deployed ... View more info

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Veiled Courage: Inside the Afghan Women's Resistance

By: Benard, Cheryl

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Broadway: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208063

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2002 Hard Cover. In Afghanistan under Taliban rule, women were forbidden to work or go to school, they could not leave their homes without a male chaperone, and they could not be seen without a head-to-toe covering called the burqa. A woman’s slightest infractions were met with brutal public beatings. That is why it is both appropriate and incredible that the sole effective civil resistance to Taliban rule was made by women. Veiled... View more info

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A Journey to Palestine

By: Carradine, B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Christian Witness Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2004829

Condition: Near Fine


Minor wear to corners. 1892 Hard Cover. ii, 489 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles. Photographic plates. A travelogue of an American Methodist minister's time spent in Palestine in the late 1800s. Carradine was a veteran of the American Civil War, and published more than two dozen books, mostly focusing on the concept of sanctification. View more info

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Inside Lebanon: Journey to a Shattered Land with Noam and Carol Chomsky

By: Chomsky, Noam; Chomsky, Carol; Kfoury, Assaf

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Monthly Review Press: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1795005

ISBN: 1583671536

Condition: Near Fine


2007 Trade Paperback. 176 pp. This prescient and timely book documents Noam Chomsky's visit to Lebanon, in May 2006, to lecture on U.S. imperialism and the imminent crises facing the Middle East—two months before Israel orchestrated major military campaigns against Lebanon and Palestine. During his visit, he met with political leaders—including those of Hizbullah—toured refugee camps, and inspected a former Israeli prison and torture compound. Inside Lebanon descri... View more info

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Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East

By: Cole, Juan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271315

ISBN: 1403964319

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor ink marks on 15 pages only. 2007 Hard Cover. 279 pp. In this vivid and timely history, Juan Cole tells the story of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt. Revealing the young general's reasons for leading the expedition against Egypt in 1798 and showcasing his fascinating views of the Orient, Cole delves into the psychology of the military titan and his entourage. He paints a multi-faceted portrait of the daily travails of the soldiers in Napoleon's army, inc... View more info

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Remarkable Characters and Places of the Holy Land: Comprising an Account of Patriarchs, Judges, Prophets, Apostles, Women, Warriors, Poets, and Kings. With Descriptions of Ancient Cities and Venerated Shrines.

By: Elliott, Charles W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.B. Burr & Company: 1867

Seller ID: 2275018

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed, a few pages lightly foxed. 1867 Hard Cover. xxiii, 640 pp. Gilt title and page ridges. Includes hand-colored map of the Holy Land (page 339) and steel engravings. CONTENTS: The Patriarchal Life, By Theodore D. Woolsey; Abraham the Wanderer, B.C. 1921; Isaac and Ishmael; Jacob, Esau, and Joseph; Did the Patriarchs Live to the Age of One Hundred and Eight?; Egypt in Darkness; Moses the Leader--B.C. 1625, Poole: 1491, A.V.; Joshua the Conqueror, B.C. 1... View more info

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Arabs & Israelis

By: Friedlander, Saul; Hussein, Mahmoud

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.: 1975

Seller ID: 1296857

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1975 Hard Cover. 223 pp. In the aftermath of the Octobre, 1973 War, the possibility of a genuine dialogue between Arabs and Israelis finally emerged. Originally conducted in 1974, and updated with 1975 postscripts by each participant, the discussions which comprise this book were hailed upon their French publication as a unique and important contribution to international understanding. Speaking clearly as individuals an... View more info

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Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire

By: Goodwin, Jason

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Henry Holt: 1999

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2194829

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Light rubbing to rear jacket. 1999 Hard Cover. Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire's height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France besee... View more info

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Changing Pakistan Society

By: Hafeez, Sabeeha

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Royal Book Company: 1991

Seller ID: 1296897

ISBN: 9694071186

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Ink note on front endpaper, sticker inside front cover, jacket a bit rubbed.Very Good. 1991 Hard Cover. 334 pp. The current trends in Pakistani society pose some very serious question to sociologists and thinkers alike. For instance: What concepts are needed for the analysis of changing results of Pakistan's social structure and organizational system? What issues of direction, execution and interpretation of social research needs resolution by t... View more info

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A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire

By: Hanioglu, M. Sukru

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2008

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2272404

ISBN: 0691134529

Condition: Near Fine


Book club edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Hard Cover. At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman Empire straddled three continents and encompassed extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity among the estimated thirty million people living within its borders. It was perhaps the most cosmopolitan state in the world--and possibly the most volatile. A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire now gives scholars and general readers a concise history of the late emp... View more info

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The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah--1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam

By: Harris, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269452

ISBN: 0316323942

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped, otherwise a fine copy. 2004 Hard Cover. 470 pp. An account of the 444-day Iran hostage crisis describes how a mob of students, inspired by a then-virtually unknown Khomeini, seized the American embassy in 1979, in a chronicle that documents the year they spent as political prisoners, the contributions of such figures as Jimmy Carter and the Shah, and the doomed Desert One rescue mission. View more info

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The Sacred Mountains

By: Headley, J.T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner: 1864

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2266163

Condition: Very Good


Civil War era reprint. Light stain along page-base, book plate on front paste-down endpaper. 1864 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 175 pp. A study of the sacred mountains of the Bible. CONTENTS: Mount Ararat; Mount Moriah; Mount Hor; Mount Pisgah; Mount Horeb; Mount Carmel; Mount Lebanon; Mount Zion; Mount Tabor; Mount of Olives; Mount Calvary; The Mount of God. View more info

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The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels

By: Heidel, Alexander

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1963

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2276225

ISBN: 0226323986

Condition: Good


Ink name on half-title page, general wear. 1963 Trade Paperback. ix, 269 pp. Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient peoples of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley. With the same careful scholarship shown in his previous volume, The Babylonian Genesis, Heidel interprets the famous Gilgamesh Epic and other related Babylonian and Assyrian... View more info

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Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, with a New Introduction on Blowback in the Post-9/11 World

By: Johnson, Chalmers

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Metropolitan / Owl Book: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268609

ISBN: 0805075593

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Spine corners very faintly rubbed. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxxiii, 268 pp. The term blowback, invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended results of American actions abroad. In this incisive and controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its military power to every corner of the earth and using American capital and mar... View more info

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The Jewel of Medina: A Novel

By: Jones, Sherry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Beaufort Books, Inc: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207865

ISBN: 0825305187

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2008 Hard Cover. ix, 358 pp. Author's first novel. Born Aisha bint Abi Bakr in seventh century Arabia, she would become the favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad, and one of the most revered women in the Muslim faith. Married at the age of nine, The Jewel of Medina illuminates the difficult path Aisha confronted, from her youthful dreams of becoming a Bedouin warrior, to her life as the beloved wife and confident of the founder of Islam.Extensively researc... View more info

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Fire (with a new Essay on Afghanistan)

By: Junger, Sebastian

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Perennial: 2002

Seller ID: 1521125

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 250 pp. A riveting collection of literary journalism by the bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, capped off brilliantly by a new Afterword and a timely essay about war-torn Afghanistan -- a superb eyewitness report about the Taliban's defeat in Kabul -- new to book form. Sebastian Junger has made a specialty of bringing to life the drama of nature and human nature. Few writers have be... View more info

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A History of Sanskrit Literature

By: Keith, A. Berriedale

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 2200494

Condition: Good


Pages toned, ink stamp to title page.Large sections missing from top and bottom edges of jacket spine, ink notation to jacket front, jacket edges rubbed. 1961 Hard Cover. xxxvi, 575 pp. ...this work covers the field of Classical Sanskrit Literature, as opposed to the Vedic Literature, the epics and the Puranas. The book is divided into three parts: Part I is general, and covers the Language; Part II, Belles-Lettres and Poetics; and Part III, Scientific Literature.Keyword... View more info

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Muslim Extremism in Egypt: The Prophet and Pharaoh

By: Kepel, Gilles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1985

Seller ID: 1296900

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Sticker on front panel, spine faded.Very Good. 1985 Hard Cover. 250 pp. Gilles Kepel takes us into the world of the students, professionals, workers, and unemployed who are caught up in the Islamic movements of our day. Events that have riveted world attention -- the World Trade Center bombing, assassinations in Beirut, the attempt on the life of the Pope, the assassination of Sadat -- are illuminated by this penetrating study which surveys the ... View more info

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1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI--The Untold Story

By: Lance, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ReganBooks: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200193

ISBN: 006054354X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good.Light general wear to jacket. 2003 Hard Cover. xvi, 539 pp. 1000 Years for Revenge is a groundbreaking investigative work that uncovers startling evidence of how the FBI missed dozens of opportunities to stop the attacks of September 11, dating back to 1989. Award-winning journalist Peter Lance explains how an elusive al Qaeda mastermind defeated the entire American security system in what the author calls the greatest failure of intelligence si... View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

By: Lawrence, T.E. (T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1935

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2269227

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition (not to be confused with the De Luxe edition released two years later). Lacks jacket. Small sticker on front endpaper,. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 672 pp. 9 3/8 x 7 1/8. 8vo. Full page portraits throughout, as well as four maps. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red top page ridge. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Ar... View more info

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Revolt in the Desert

By: Lawrence, T.E. (T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274564

Condition: Very Good


First American edition (not to be confused with the Garden City reprint issued the same year). Lacks jacket. A couple pages faintly foxed along margins, otherwise an excellent copy. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, [4], 335, [1] pp. 8vo. Includes fold-out map and 16 full-page portraits. The famous account of World War I in the Middle East by the man who was to later be known as Lawrence of Arabia. View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

By: Lawrence, T.E. (T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281625

Condition: Good


First trade edition (not to be confused with the De Luxe edition released two years later). Lacks jacket. Spine and edges toned, front free endpaper removed, binding repaired, faint stain to page base. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 672 pp. 9 3/8 x 7 1/8. 8vo. Full page portraits throughout, as well as four maps. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red top page ridge. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the... View more info

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Beginning Cairo Arabic

By: Lehn, Walter; Abboud, Peter

Price: $40.00

Publisher: University of Texas: 1965

Seller ID: 2062492

Condition: Very Good


Two small sticker remnants on front cover. 1965 Soft Cover. Resource for learning Cairo Arabic in English. View more info

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Arapska Liga

By: Mangovski, Dr. Petar

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Savremena Administracija: 1974

Seller ID: 1516085

Condition: Very Good


Croatian text. Appears to be signed by the author though 'Petar' is the listed author's name & the signature says 'Peter'. Lightly rubbed. 1974 Large Softcover. 211 pp. Appears to be about the Arab League & its history. The Arab League is a regional organization of Arab states in Southwest Asia, and North and Northeast Africa. It was formed in Cairo on March 22, 1945 with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan (renamed Jordan after 1946), Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.... View more info

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Caravans

By: Michener, James A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1964

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268955

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Ink note on second page, pages faintly toned. 1964 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 370 pp. Caravans, James Michener's 1963 novel about the then-largely unknown country of Afghanistan, is a historical novel in more ways than one. Written sixteen years before the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan that would spark three decades of war, Caravans takes the reader even farther back than Michener's own time to the U.S. Embassy i... View more info

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The Twentieth Century in Eretz Israel: A Pictorial History

By: Naor, Mordecai

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Konemann: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263706

ISBN: 3895085952

Condition: Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1998 Large Hardcover. 617 pp. This mighty volume devotes itself in words and pictures to the history of Israel. Events throughout the twentieth century are traced in detail, decade for decade. The Ottoman Empire, the period of the British Mandate in Palestine, the birth of the State of Israel following several decades of conflict between Jews and Palestinians... The book follows Jewish immigration; it documents day-to-day life in peacetim... View more info

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The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat

By: Nasr, Vali

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202282

ISBN: 038553647X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page corners lightly dog-eared.Near Fine. 2013 Hard Cover. 300 pp. Vali Nasr, author of the groundbreaking The Shia Revival, worked closely with Hillary Clinton at the State Department on Afghan and Pakistani affairs. In The Dispensable Nation, he takes us behind the scenes to show how Secretary Clinton and her ally, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, were thwarted in their efforts to guide an ambitious policy in South Asia and the Middle East. Instead, four ... View more info

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The Moors: The Islamic West 7th-15th Centuries AD (Men-at-Arms)

By: Nicolle, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273413

ISBN: 1855329646

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 2001 Soft Cover. 48 pp. The high point of medieval Islamic expansion was the 700-year presence of the 'Moors' in Spain and Portugal. The Arab and Berber conquest was followed by the establishment of a richly distinct culture in Andalusia, where for a while Muslim and Christian co-operated as often as they fought. The rise and fall of successive Islamic dynasties brought new invaders, fragmentation and disunity; and the growing Christian kingdoms to the north... View more info

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The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge

By: Pappe, Ilan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Verso Books: 2016

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2271336

ISBN: 1784782017

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2016 Trade Paperback. Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued role of Zionist ideology. The Idea of Israel considers the way Zionism operates outside of the government and military in areas such as the country’s education system, media, and cinema, and the uses that... View more info