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  • Siege Warfare During the Crusades

    An extensive study of the strategy and technology employed by the Franks and Muslims as they fought each other in the Holy Land.Sieges played a key role in the crusades, but they tend to be overshadowed by the famous battles fought between the Franks and the Muslims, and no detailed study of the subject has been published in recent times. So, Michael Fulton’s graphic, wide-ranging, and thought ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • History of the Ottoman Empire

    by William Deans ...
    Deans History of the Ottoman Empire is a fascinating chronicle of Ottoman Empire from the 13th to the mid 19th centuries. ... Read more

    $2.29 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Peace to End All Peace

    The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

    by David Fromkin ...
    Published with a new afterword from the author—the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was createdThe Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq's competing sects—are rooted in the region's political ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Crusaders

    The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

    by Dan Jones ...
    A major new history of the Crusades with an unprecedented wide scope, told in a tableau of portraits of people on all sides of the wars, from the author of Powers and Thrones.For more than one thousand years, Christians and Muslims lived side by side, sometimes at peace and sometimes at war. When Christian armies seized Jerusalem in 1099, they began the most notorious period of conflict between ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Jerusalem

    The Biography

    The epic history of three thousand years of faith, fanaticism, bloodshed, and coexistence, from King David to the 21st century, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, from thebestselling author of The Romanovs • "Impossible to put down…. Vastly enjoyable." —The New York Times Book ReviewHow did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the “center ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Black Wave

    Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East

    by Kim Ghattas ...
    A New York Times Notable Book of 2020**“[A] sweeping and authoritative history" (The New York Times Book Review), Black Waveis an unprecedented and ambitious examination of how the modern Middle East unraveled and why it started with the pivotal year of 1979.Kim Ghattas seamlessly weaves together history, geopolitics, and culture to deliver a gripping read of the... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Except for Palestine

    The Limits of Progressive Politics

    A bold call for the American Left to extend their politics to the issues of Israel-Palestine, from a New York Times bestselling author and an expert on U.S. policy in the regionIn this major work of daring criticism and analysis, scholar and political commentator Marc Lamont Hill and Israel-Palestine expert Mitchell Plitnick spotlight how holding fast to one-sided and unwaveringly pro-Israel ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Aleppo Codex

    In Pursuit of One of the World's Most Coveted, Sacred, and Mysterious Books

    **“A brilliant non-fiction thriller about an ancient copy of the Torah. Highly recommended.”—Paulo Coelho, author of The AlchemistWinner of the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature**A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and by the 1940s it was housed in a dark grotto in Aleppo, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Spies of No Country

    Israel's Secret Agents at the Birth of the Mossad

    **“Wondrous . . . Compelling . . . Piercing.” —The New York Times Book ReviewAward-winning writer Matti Friedman’s tale of Israel’s first spies has all the tropes of an espionage novel, including duplicity, betrayal, disguise, clandestine meetings, the bluff, and the double bluff—but it’s all true.**The four spies were young, Jewish, and born in Arab countries. In 1948, at the outbreak of war in ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Good Assassin

    How a Mossad Agent and a Band of Survivors Hunted Down the Butcher of Latvia

    by Stephan Talty ...
    Inspiration for the hit new podcast "Hunting the Butcher"The untold story of an Israeli spy’s epic journey to bring the notorious Butcher of Latvia to justice—a case that altered the fates of all ex-Nazis.Before World War II, Herbert Cukurs was a famous figure in his small Latvian city, the “Charles Lindbergh of his country”. But he was soon better known as the Butcher of Latvia, a man who ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present

    “Will shape our thinking about America and the Middle East for years.”—Christopher Dickey, NewsweekThis best-selling history is the first fully comprehensive history of America’s involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush. As Niall Ferguson writes, “If you think America’s entanglement in the Middle East began with Roosevelt and Truman, Michael Oren’s deeply researched ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

    A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017

    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 historyIn 1899, Yusuf Diya al-Khalidi, mayor of Jerusalem, alarmed by the Zionist call to create a Jewish national home in Palestine, wrote a letter aimed at Theodore Herzl: the country had an indigenous people who would not easily ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Oxford History of Byzantium

    Edited by Cyril Mango ...
    The Oxford History of Byzantium is the only history to provide in concise form detailed coverage of Byzantium from its Roman beginnings to the fall of Constantinople and assimilation into the Turkish Empire. Lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of a distinctive civilization, covering the period from the fourth century to the mid-fifteenth century. The ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • The Question of Palestine

    **This original and deeply provocative book was the first to make Palestine the subject of a serious debate--one that remains as critical as ever."A compelling call for identity and justice." —Anthony Lewis"Books such as Mr. Said's need to be written and read in the hope that understanding will provide a better chance of survival." —The New York Times Book Review**With the rigorous scholarship he ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Skunk Works

    A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed

    This classic history of America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies is "a gripping technothriller in which the technology is real" (New York Times Book Review).From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Great Siege of Malta

    The Epic Battle between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St. John

    In the spring of 1565, a massive fleet of Ottoman ships descended on Malta, a small island centrally located between North Africa and Sicily, home and headquarters of the crusading Knights of St. John and their charismatic Grand Master, Jean de Valette. The Knights had been expelled from Rhodes by the Ottoman sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, and now stood as the last bastion against a Muslim ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Arabia Felix

    The Danish Expedition of 1761-1767

    Series series NYRB Classics
    A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades.Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously awry. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea—a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist, and their manservant—an ill-assorted band of men who dislike ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Sylvia Rafael

    The Life and Death of a Mossad Spy

    Series series Foreign Military Studies
    "There is a lack of quiet in Sylvia that craves for action.... She knows that she is special and that she possesses unusual and varied abilities."—From the Mossad's psychological evaluation of Sylvia RafaelWhen Moti Kfir, head of the Academy for Special Operations of the Mossad, first interviewed Sylvia Rafael in a coffee shop, he knew she would make a great combatant for Israel's intelligence ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Storm Over Iraq

    Air Power and the Gulf War

    An incisive account of the Persian Gulf War, Storm Over Iraq shows how the success of Operation Desert Storm was the product of two decades of profound changes in the American approach to defense, military doctrine, and combat operations. The first detailed analysis of why the Gulf War could be fought the way it was, the book examines the planning and preparation for war. Richard P. Hallion argues ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Israel

    A History

    “The most comprehensive account of Israeli history yet published” (Efraim Karsh, The Sunday Telegraph).Fleeing persecution in Europe, thousands of Jewish immigrants settled in Palestine after World War II. Renowned historian Martin Gilbert crafts a riveting account of Israel’s turbulent history, from the birth of the Zionist movement under Theodor Herzl to the unexpected declaration of its ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Gaza Unsilenced

    During Israel’s lengthy 2014 assault on Gaza, voices worldwide rose in stunned protest. Using numerous creative means, Palestinians and their allies bore witness to the Israeli attacks-and to the siege that has strangled Gaza ever since. Gaza Unsilenced foregrounds the words and images with which Gaza Palestinians recorded the pain, losses, and dislocations of the attacks, the continuing ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • God's Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World

    by Alan Mikhail ...
    An “arresting” (New York Times Book Review) revisionist history demonstrating how Islam and the Ottoman Empire made our modern world.The history of the Ottoman Empire—once the most powerful state on earth, ruling over more territory and people than any other world power—has for centuries been distorted, misrepresented, and suppressed in the West. With this “original and wide-ranging” (Wall Street ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Arc of a Covenant

    The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People

    **A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • A groundbreaking work that overturns the conventional understanding of the Israeli-American relationship and, in doing so, explores how fundamental debates about American identity drive our country's foreign policy.“A sweeping and masterfully told history"—The New York Times**In this bold examination of the Israeli-American relationship, Walter Russell ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Fall of the Ottomans

    The Great War in the Middle East

    by Eugene Rogan ...
    The thrilling and definitive history of World War I in the Middle EastBy 1914 the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and they pulled the Middle East along with them into one of the most destructive conflicts in human history. In The Fall of the Ottomans, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan brings the First World War and its immediate aftermath in the Middle East to vivid life, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD