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  • 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

  • I, Who Did Not Die

    Khorramshahr, Iran, May 1982—It was the bloodiest battle of one of the most brutal wars of the twentieth century, and Najah, a twenty-nine-year-old wounded Iraqi conscript, was face to face with a thirteen-year-old Iranian child soldier who was ordered to kill him. Instead, the boy committed an astonishing act of mercy. It was an act that decades later would save his own life.This is a remarkable ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • Felâtun Bey and Râkim Efendi

    An Ottoman Novel

    series Middle East Literature In Translation
    Ahmet Midhat Efendi’s famous 1875 novel Felâtun Bey and Râkim Efendi takes place in late nineteenth-century Istanbul and follows the lives of two young men who come from radically different backgrounds. Râkim Efendi is an erudite, self-made man, one who is ambitious and cultivated enough to mingle with a European crowd. In contrast, Felâtun Bey is a spendthrift who lacks intellectual curiosity and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Flavius Josephus

    The Complete Works

    Titus Flavius Josephus (37 – c. 100), born Joseph ben Matityahu, was a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer, who was born in Jerusalem.   He fought against the Romans during the First Jewish–Roman War as head of the Jewish forces in Galilee, until surrendering in 67 to Roman forces led by Vespasian. Josephus recorded Jewish history, with special emphasis on the first ... Read more

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  • The Sacking of Fallujah

    A People's History

    series Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond
    The Iraqi city of Fallujah has become an epicenter of geopolitical conflict, where foreign powers and non-state actors have repeatedly waged war in residential neighborhoods with staggering humanitarian consequences. The Sacking of Fallujah is the first comprehensive study of the three recent sieges of this city, including those by the United States in 2004 and the Iraqi-led operation to defeat ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • All the Shah's Men

    An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

    With a thrilling narrative that sheds much light on recent events, this national bestseller brings to life the 1953 CIA coup in Iran that ousted the country’s elected prime minister, ushered in a quarter-century of brutal rule under the Shah, and stimulated the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and anti-Americanism in the Middle East. Selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Last Days of the Ottoman Empire

    by Ryan Gingeras ...
    **'Impressive ... It is a complicated story that still reverberates, and Gingeras narrates it with lucid authority' New StatesmanThe story of the fall of the Ottoman Empire, published to coincide with the centenary of its dissolution**The Ottoman Empire had been one of the major facts in European history since the Middle Ages. By 1914 it had been much reduced, but still remained after Russia the ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • Rise and Kill First

    The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations

    by Ronen Bergman ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The first definitive history of the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the IDF’s targeted killing programs, hailed by The New York Times as “an exceptional work, a humane book about an incendiary subject.”WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD IN HISTORYNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY JENNIFER SZALAI, THE NEW YORK TIMESNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF T... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Ancient Gordion

    series Case Studies in Early Societies
    Ancient Gordion has long been recognized as a key Iron Age site for Anatolia and the eastern Mediterranean. Archaeological research has revealed much about its sequence of occupation. However, as yet no study has explored the underlying drivers of political and economic change at this site. This volume presents an overview of the political and economic histories supporting emergent elites and how ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Tears of the Dead: Requiem of the Zulu Kingdom

    The Anglo-Zulu War, #5

    by James Mace ...
    Book 5 - The Anglo-Zulu War
    In the aftermath of the Battles of Khambula and Gingindlovu, a lull fell over the war-torn Zulu Kingdom. Though British forces under Lord Chelmsford emerged victorious during both encounters, earlier defeats, casualties, and supply shortages required them to withdraw back into Natal. Now with waves of long-awaited reinforcements arriving, Chelmsford prepares to launch a second invasion of Zululand ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Confidence Men

    How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

    by Margalit Fox ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The Great Escape for the Great War: the astonishing true story of two World War I prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.FINALIST FOR THE EDGAR® AWARD • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, NPR • “Fox unspools Jones and Hill’s delightfully elaborate scheme in nail-biting episodes that advance like a narrative Rube Goldberg ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • City of Lies

    Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran

    by Ramita Navai ...
    Rich, absorbing, and exotic -- City of Lies travels up and down Vali Asr Street, Tehran's pulsing thoroughfare, from the lavish shopping malls of Tajrish through the smog that lingers over the alleyways and bazaars of the city's southern districts.Ramita Navai gives voice to ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives: the porn star, the aging socialite, the assassin and enemy of the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Lion House

    The Coming of a King

    “Christopher de Bellaigue has a magic talent for writing history. It is as if we are there as the era of Suleyman the Magnificent unfolds.” —Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in LiteratureNarrated through the eyes of the intimates of Suleyman the Magnificent, the sixteenth-century sultan of the Ottoman Empire, The Lion House animates with stunning immediacy the fears and stratagems of those ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Warriors of God

    Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade

    Acclaimed author James Reston, Jr.'s Warriors of Godis the rich and engaging account of the Third Crusade (1187-1192), a conflict that would shape world history for centuries and which can still be felt in the Middle East and throughout the world today. James Reston, Jr. offers a gripping narrative of the epic battle that left Jerusalem in Muslim hands until the twentieth century, bringing an ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • We Were One

    Shoulder to Shoulder with the Marines Who Took Fallujah

    A riveting first-hand account of the fierce battle for Fallujah during the Iraq War and the Marines who fought there--a story of brotherhood and sacrifice in a platoon of heroesFive months after being deployed to Iraq, Lima Company's 1st Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, found itself in Fallujah, embroiled in some of the most intense house-to-house, hand-to-hand urban combat since World ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Summary and Analysis of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

    Based on the Book by Joby Warrick

    by Worth Books ...
    series Smart Summaries
    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Joby Warrick’s book.Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.This short summary and analysis of Black Flags includes:Historical contextChapter-by-chapter ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The People on the Beach

    Journeys to Freedom After the Holocaust

    One summer's night in 1946, over 1,000 European Jews waited silently on an Italian beach to board a secret ship. They had survived Auschwitz, hidden and fought in forests and endured death marches--now they were taking on the Royal Navy, running the British blockade of Palestine. From Eastern Europe to Israel via Germany and Italy, Rosie Whitehouse follows in the footsteps of those secret ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Case for Israel

    The Case for Israel is an ardent defense of Israel's rights, supported by indisputable evidence.Presents a passionate look at what Israel's accusers and detractors are saying about this war-torn country.Dershowitz accuses those who attack Israel of international bigotry and backs up his argument with hard facts.Widely respected as a civil libertarian, legal educator, and defense attorney ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Sword and Scimitar

    Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West

    A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilitiesThe West and Islam -- the sword and scimitar -- have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Roman emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Commanders

    by Bob Woodward ...
    It is impossible to examine any part of the war on terrorism in the twenty-first century without seeing the hand of Dick Cheney, Colin Powell or one of their loyalists. The Commanders, an account of the use of the military in the first Bush administration, is in many respects their story—the intimate account of the tensions, disagreements and debates on the road to war.It is impossible to examine ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Punishment of Virtue

    Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

    by Sarah Chayes ...
    As a former star reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes developed a devoted listenership for her on-site reports on conflicts around the world. In The Punishment of Virtue, she reveals the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan in the wake of the defeat of the Taliban, which has severely undermined the effort to build democracy and allowed corrupt tribal warlords back into positions of power and the Taliban ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • A Safe Haven

    Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel

    “[This] revelatory account of Truman's vital contributions to Israel's founding. . .is told. . . with an elegance informed by thorough research."—Wall Street Journal"Even knowing how the story ends, A Safe Haven had me sitting on the edge of my seat.”—Cokie RobertsA dramatic, detailed account of the events leading up to the creation of a Jewish homeland and the true story behind President Harry S. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Fighting Back

    Stan Andrews and the Birth of the Israeli Air Force

    Fighting Back is the story of Stan Andrews, an assimilated American Jew and World War II veteran who became one of the first fighter pilots in the history of the Israeli Air Force.“Jeffrey and Craig Weiss have uncovered the story of a Jewish hero in the mold of a Leon Uris character. Readers will enjoy trying to keep up with Stan Andrews—a typical Jewish New Yorker turned daring combat pilot—as he ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Black Hearts and Painted Guns

    A Battalion’s Journey into Iraq’s Triangle of Death

    Kelly Eads joined the 101st Airborne Division soon after 9/11, his experience reflecting the patriotism and commitment of so many young men and women who responded to the attack. He deployed to Iraq twice with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment.Early in their deployment to Iraq, the 2nd Battalion brought the fight directly to the enemy by setting up patrol bases in the local areas where ... Read more

    $15.99 USD