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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. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
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.
The Assassins of Alamut
By Anthony Campbell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,990. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
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.
Target Iran: Drawing Red Lines in the Sand
By William John Cox
Price: Free! Words: 23,120. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
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.
On the Hunt in Baghdad
By Michael J. Totten
Price: Free! Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by Belmont Estate Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
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.
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. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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.
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. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
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!
The Mecca Question
By Jeremy Smyth
Price: Free! Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013 by CanBooks. Category: 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 t0your friends.
Tarihimiz ve Biz
By İlber Ortaylı
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,380. Language: Turkish. Published: April 6, 2011 by Timas Yayin Grubu. Category: 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.
Princess Sultana's Circle
By Jean Sasson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,550. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
The powerful true story of Sultana continues with PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, the third book in Jean Sasson's internationally best selling Princess Trilogy. The forced marriage of Sultana’s niece to a cruel and depraved older man, and Sultana’s discovery of the harem of sex slaves kept by a royal cousin, make her more determined than ever to fight the oppression of women in Saudi Arabia.
In the Wake of the Surge
By Michael J. Totten
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,420. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Belmont Estate Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the Wake of the Surge is a gripping first-person narrative that tells the story of the Kurds, the Arabs, and the Americans in Iraq during one of the most violent and wrenching periods in that country’s history by award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten, who visited Iraq seven times between 2005 and 2009.
Searching Jenin
By Ramzy Baroud
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.
What Most People Don't Know About The Bible
By Elizabeth & William Hicks
Series: What Most People Don't Know..., Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Biography / Old Testament
An alternate interpretation of The Bible, primarily The Old Testament, based on Zecharia Sitchin's translations of ancient Sumerian texts.
The Road from Damascus
By Scott Davis
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.
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. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
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.
Syria - Ballots or Bullets?
By Carsten Wieland
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.
Karbala, The Complete Picture
By Mahmood Datoo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,450. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by The World Federation of KSIMC. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam / History
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.
Afghanistan Stories One
By William A. Hart
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 76,380. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2011. Category: 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.
The Fable of Megastan
By Pamela Olson
You set the price! Words: 24,200. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This book is a rollicking retelling of the past 26 years of Iraqi history, with America playing the role of Iraq and a fictional country called Megastan playing the role of America. Its aim is to humanize the stretch of Iraqi history that falls between 1980 and 2006 (and take several hilarious jabs at the powers that be in the process).
The Lid is Lifted
By Paul D Kennedy
Price: $4.17 USD. Words: 129,040. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
(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.