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Arabian Sands, A Book Review by Mary Jo Kelly Wilhelm
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Travel tales across the Empty Quarter of Arabia during the dangerous times of the 1940s with Engilsh explorer Wilfred Thesiger. A powerful sketch of the man and the Arab Bedouin who were his guides and friend in a hostile physical and social environment.
Raid Night by Michael J. Totten
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by Belmont Estate Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten embeds with U.S. Army soldiers in Baghdad during the Surge. They were sent out as bait to lure an insurgent commander, but instead find themselves stalked in the dark by a shadowy faceless militia.
Target Iran: Drawing Red Lines in the Sand by William John Cox
Price: Free! Words: 23,120. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
A history of Iran and its conflict with the United States and Israel over its uranium enrichment program, a discussion of the likelihood of war between the parties and a proposal for a comprehensive nuclear weapons policy for all nations.
The Mecca Question by Jeremy Smyth
Price: Free! Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013 by CanBooks. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
The Mecca Question This 20 page booklet by Jeremy Smyth examines the section of Gibson's new book on Qur'anic Geography that claims that Mecca is not the Holy City of Islam. This is a short review of the evidence presented in the larger book. The Mecca Question is free to download, copy, and pass on to your friends.
The Assassins of Alamut by Anthony Campbell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,990. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / Theology
The Assassins were a heretical Muslim sect. We think of them mostly in connection with political murder but there is much more to them than this. They had a remarkable philosophical system and their ideas were influential in Islam and even outside it. Here I tell their story, from their foundation at the end of the eleventh century to their downfall 150 years later at the hands of the Mongols.
On the Hunt in Baghdad by Michael J. Totten
Price: Free! Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by Belmont Estate Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
In this classic riveting dispatch from Iraq, award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten embeds with a unit of battle-hardened American soldiers as they hunt the elusive terrorist commander Haji Jawad—who wore a suicide vest wherever he went—in the fetid slums of Sadr City, Baghdad, at midnight.
Arabian Knights - Volume 1 by Aisha Bilal
Series: Knights of Arabia, Book 1 · Arabian Knights, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
An interesting collection of stories about the adventures and misadventures of ordinary, famous and infamous real Arabian Knights. Included are the stories of Antarah bin Shaddad, a slave who became a legend; Hatim Al-Taaee, a bedouin who set the standard for generosity; Al-Numan bin Al-Munthir, a king whose boredom causes him to toy with people's lives. Come glimpse some Middle Eastern history!
In the Land of the Brother Leader by Michael J. Totten
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by Belmont Estate Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Libya's Moammar Qaddafi ran one of the most terrifying police states in the world before an armed rebel movement tore his repressive regime apart. In the Land of the Brother Leader is award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten's alterately humorous, creepy, and occasionally touching portrait of a brutalized nation just a few short years before the end of an era.
Places Paul Knew by Dennis Hawkes
Price: Free! Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Reference / General
‘Places Paul Knew’ describes the cities and towns that the Apostle Paul would have known as he travelled over 16,000 km during the first century AD. Many of the archaeological remains of these cities and towns can be seen today and the book describes what Paul would have seen when he arrived at each place. It is best read as a companion to the book of Acts in the New Testament of the bible.
Christianity: The Devil's Greatest Trick by Adam Weishaupt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,150. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Mike Hockney. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
It's a simple fact that most Christians know next to nothing about Christianity. How many people are aware of the many heresies that were stamped out by the early Church? Had any of these heresies triumphed, the world would be a very different, and much saner place.
From The Medes to the Mullahs A History Of Iran by Anne Davison
Series: In Brief, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,500. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This book offers an accessible, but comprehensive, introduction to the long and rich history of Iran. Starting around 600 bce it traces the main historical events finishing with the modern Islamic Republic of Iran. It would be of particular interest to the non-academic person who wants to understand a country that is frequently misunderstood.
Afghanistan Stories One by William A. Hart
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 76,380. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East(5.00 from 5 reviews)
You read the news of endless war and comments by people who have visited briefly, yet there also exists another Afghanistan. Here you can read of this different side, of real people and events from before the decades of war to updates of the present. The stories range from the everyday to the unusual with glimpses of the rich diverse cultural bases that have made up the Afghan world.
Tarihimiz ve Biz by İlber Ortaylı
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,380. Language: Turkish. Published: April 6, 2011 by Timas Yayin Grubu. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Prof. Dr. İlber Ortaylı derin vukufiyeti ve benzersiz üslubuyla bizi tarihimizle tanıştırıyor, yüzleştiriyor. Osmanlı’nın klasik dönemini, XVIII ve XIX. asırlardaki toplumsal ve siyasî panoramayı, bugünkü Avrupa’yı var eden koşulları, Türk, Rus ve Japon modernleşme yolculuklarını, kısacası dünya medeniyetinin kökenlerini gözler önüne seriyor.
Fratelli Rivali: il Mediterraneo tra Mimesi e Sfida by Luca Luchesini
Price: Free! Words: 4,790. Language: Italian. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Brevissima dimostrazione che Samuel Huntington aveva torto: non esiste solo uno scontro di civiltà, ma un'incessante mimesi di civiltà (che a volte come tutte le mimesi può sfociare in rivalità e guerre).
Searching Jenin by Ramzy Baroud
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,450. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011 by Cune Press. Categories: 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.
The Lid is Lifted by Paul D Kennedy
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 129,030. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir(5.00 from 1 review)
What happens when you are held a gun-point, friends are raped, others are killed, your life destroyed? You get scared, really frightened. Then ... You get angry! And you learn to focus that anger ... to survive and fight back as best you know how. This is the true story of what happened in Kuwait in August 1990 when Iraq invaded. A terse narrative, it is based on the writer's diary.
Karbala, The Complete Picture by Mahmood Datoo
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 43,450. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by The World Federation of KSIMC. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / History, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
The real significance of the mission of Imam Husein (as) at Karbala can only be understood by knowing what went on before, during and after this campaign. This book sets out to do just that. The book is written using bullet points, short paragraphs and plain language to make the reading easy, quick, enjoyable and interesting.
The Road from Damascus by Scott Davis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,150. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011 by Cune Press. Categories: 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.
The Story of Imam Hussein Zainab's Role by Hussein Abbas
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This is ilustared history based on real events painted by many artist of different times. Imam Hussein was the son of Ali ibn Abi Ṭalib (fourth Rashidun Caliph of Sunni Islam, and first Imam of Shia Islam) and Fatimah Zahra (daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad) and the younger brother of Hasan ibn Ali. He is an important figure in Islam, as he is a member of the Ahl al-Bayt.
Syria - A Decade of Lost Chances: Repression and Revolution from Damascus Spring to Arab Spring by Carsten Wieland
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,790. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Cune Press. Categories: 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