Cune Press

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Cune Press was founded in May, 1994, to explore innovative ways of bringing superior writing to public attention. We are a press. Our name is derived from “cunieform.” (In Latin cuni means “wedge.”)
In the ancient Near East the development of cuneiform script—simpler and more adaptable than hieroglyphics— enabled a large class of merchants and landowners to become literate. Clay tablets inscribed with wedged-shaped stylus marks made possible a broad intermeshing of individual efforts in trade and commerce. Cuneiform allowed scholarship to exist, art to flower, and created what some commentators define as the world's first civilization. When the Phoenicians developed their sound-based alphabet, they expressed it in cuneiform.
The idea of Cune is the democratization of learning, the faith that rarefied ideas—pulled from their pedestals and displayed in the streets—can transform the lives of ordinary people. And it is the conviction that ordinary people, trusted with the most precious gifts of civilization, will give our culture elasticity and depth—a necessity if we are to survive in a time of rapid change.
Cune is conducting several pilot projects and invites public participation.

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Gülen’s Dialogue on Education: A Caravanserai of Ideas
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,380. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational psychology
Professor Tom Gage portrays eight modern educators and the development of their theories viewed from personal, cultural, and historical perspectives. He links their ideas to those of Fethullah Gülen, a highly influential educator of today who draws on an entirely different tradition.
Syria - A Decade of Lost Chances: Repression and Revolution from Damascus Spring to Arab Spring
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,790. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Syria’s President Bashar al-Asad was an outspoken opponent of the US and Israel. In March 2011 when Arab Spring came to Syria, Bashar reasoned that his support among Syrians was deep and wide because, as he told the Wall Street Journal a few weeks earlier, he was "closely linked to the beliefs of the people." He was dead wrong
Steel & Silk: Men and Women who Shaped Syria 1900–2000
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Price: $24.99 USD. Words: 240,710. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Syria is a pivotal Middle Eastern country that is largely unknown and misunderstood in the West. This book provides insight and understanding through the lives of leading Syrians over the last century.
The World of Patience Gromes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,830. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
"Without seeming to try, The World of Patience Gromes contributes as much to our understanding of the modern black inner-city as any book written in this decade." - Wall Street Journal
Kisses from a Distance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,540. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
The tale begins in 1885 at a remote mountain convent where that author’s grandmother was abducted and given into a marriage that she neither anticipated nor desired. The reader is taken on a journey that traces the events resulting from that fateful incident and the consequences of peace, war, famine, and pestilence on his families and the Lebanese population in general.
Best Revenge: How the Theater Saved My Life and Has Been Killing Me Ever Since
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,190. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Screenplays » Documentary
Best Revenge is an inside look at contemporary theater and a playwright's shrewd, cutting, yet ultimately sympathetic portrayal of today's America. A quirky, funny, bittersweet chronicle of the struggle and success of an American playwright who realizes his dream: to work with legendary director Joseph Chaikin.
Best Revenge: How the Theater Saved My Life and Has Been Killing Me Ever Since
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,190. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Meditation
Best Revenge is an inside look at contemporary theater and a playwright's shrewd, cutting, yet ultimately sympathetic portrayal of today's America. A quirky, funny, bittersweet chronicle of the struggle and success of an American playwright who realizes his dream: to work with legendary director Joseph Chaikin.
The Road from Damascus
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,150. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
The Road from provides a street-level view of a so-called “terrorist” nation — a view that gives the lie to accepted wisdom in the . Syrians, the author discovers, are intelligent, gracious, fair-minded, and utterly in love with American culture — even as they decry what they see as the excesses of foreign policy.
Syria - Ballots or Bullets?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,160. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Syria - Ballots or Bullets? is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the social, economic, and political makeup of this pivotal Middle Eastern country.
Searching Jenin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,450. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
A searing testament to Israeli brutality and Palestinian resilience, spirit, and grace under pressure. Why is it that the US, Israel, the UN, and every news organization on earth has expressed their views on the Jenin invasion yet the Palestinian victims have never been allowed to speak? Searching Jenin explains what happened and how it affected the residents.
Africa, Africa!
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,020. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Africa, Africa! is a tour de force by a distinguished writer. It is powerful and sometimes chilling in its emotional landscapes, accurately conveying the disorientation and dislocation of Africa during the consolidation of local rule. Yet the book is also filled with one-of-a-kind characters and jaw-dropping events thinly disguised as fiction.
The Soldier, the Builder & the Diplomat
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 69,010. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The book consists of rapier-like literary thrusts into the lives of General George Armstrong Custer, Thomas Andrews (the builder of the Titanic), and Edward Grey (British Foreign Secretary before World War I). However spectacular their failures, it's generally agreed that these men (or, in the case of Edward Grey, the men around them) could have avoided disaster except for arrogance - a flaw that
The Soldier, the Builder & the Diplomat
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,000. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Schlesser's readable study is more than entertainment or scholarship, it is a plea for balance, probity, and reason in an era when a single fit of arrogance by a world leader can devastate hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings and imperil the very project of civilized human existence on this planet. It's difficult to overstate the importance of the Soldier, the Builder, and the Diplomat
Lost Arrow & Other True Stories
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You set the price! Words: 15,240. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History
Crisp, clean essays that take the reader on a Yosemite rock climb, an adventure in a remote Arab country, and introduce characters in an aging African-American riverside community in Virginia.
The Arab-American Handbook
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 128,150. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010 by Cune Press. Category: Essay » Sociology
A friendly, helpful, and sometimes humorous conversation that demystifies Arab, Arab-American, and Muslim cultures.

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Lost Arrow
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 15,220. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Essay » Literature
Crisp, clean essays that take the reader on a Yosemite rock climb, an adventure in a remote Arab country, and introduce characters in an aging African-American riverside community in Virginia.
The Arab-American Handbook
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 128,550. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Tune up your knowledge of the Arab and Muslim worlds with this easy to read text. The Arab-American Handbook contains useful reference material and comment by a wide variety of participants and observers.

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