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Disenchanted: One Woman's Journey for Independence from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
By Victoria Kilbury
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,670. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
DENIED BASIC RIGHTS: As a child in Saudi Arabia, Nabila knew no other life than that in which she lived, a society where women had no rights. Females could not attend school, pursue careers unless sanctioned by the government, drive cars, or choose their husbands. From birth to marriage, women in Nabila’s culture remained under the control of males: a father, a brother, or a husband.
The Nabataeans, Builders of Petra
By Dan Gibson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,440. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 by CanBooks. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
A fascinating look at the ancient Nabataean Kingdom! During the time of the Greek and Roman Empires, this small Arabian empire built spectacular cities in the Arabian Desert. Their ships and camel caravans traveled to far off exotic places to bring luxury goods to European markets. Most of all they are remembered for building the exotic ancient city of Petra.
The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam
By Jennifer Heath
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 141,210. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
The first popular history and overview of Muslim women and their great accomplishments. It portrays over 50 extraordinary Muslim women from the birth of Islam in the 7th century CE through the 19th century who have played crucial roles in shaping the religion and in scholarship, the arts and much more.
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. 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
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
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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.
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
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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.
Kisses from a Distance
By Raff Ellis
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,410. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Kisses from a Distance is an engaging, true story that examines the Lebanese ethos through the lives and travails of three families before and after immigration to America. The tale begins in 1895 at a remote convent in the mountains of Lebanon where a young postulant, the author’s grandmother, is abducted and given into an unanticipated, and unwanted, marriage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.