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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.
Stories from Islamic History
By Nayab Naseer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,410. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Stories from Islamic History recounts twelve interesting and awe-inspiring tales from the annals of Islamic history. These stories offer a fresh insight into the valor, courage and character of the popular heroes of Islamic history, and shed light on the socio-political milieu of the times.
Fratelli Rivali: il Mediterraneo tra Mimesi e Sfida
By Luca Luchesini
Price: Free! Words: 4,790. Language: Italian. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
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).
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - A Case Study in Security Sector Reform: Learning from Security Sector Reform / Building in Afghanistan
By Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,840. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This PKSOI Paper is designed to further the U.S. and other interested international governments' understanding of how Security Sector Reform (SSR) was conducted in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2003.
Muslim Knights - Volume 2
By Aisha Bilal
Series: Knights of Arabia, Book 4 · Muslim Knights, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
In this second volume of Muslim Knights you can read about Salman's advice on balancing one's life, the challenge a Roman Emperor issued to an Amawi Calipha, the disturbing dream of Abdullah bin Umar, the conversion of an entire tribe from Yathrib because of their leader Sa'ad bin Muathe, Sa'ad bin Abi Waqas' dealings with his controlling mother, and the serene wisdom of a Calipha's grandson.
Paul of Tarsus: A First Century Radical
By Anne Davison
Series: In Brief. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,900. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book looks at the radical Jew of the First Century who challenged the status quo. Including useful maps it should appeal to the general reader who wants to learn about the man from Tarsus from a historical perspective rather than the more usual avenue, through Scripture.
Iraq Reconstruction Special Reports: Five Official Reviews, Hard Lessons, Human Toll of Reconstruction or Stabilization Operations During Iraqi Freedom, Perception of Emergency Response
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 233,290. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Five vital reports about the results of Iraq War reconstruction efforts by the United States are compiled in this unique ebook.
2013 Master Guide to Syria and the Syrian Chemical Weapons Crisis: Threat of U.S. Military Strike by Obama, Congressional Options, Sarin Nerve Gas, Civil War, Rebel Groups, Bashar al-Assad
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 402,170. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This massive ebook provides an up-to-the-minute compilation of authoritative documents and reports about Syria and the ongoing chemical weapons attack crisis, including the threat of U.S. military intervention, with professional analysis and background information.
Syria in Perspective: An Orientation Guide - History, Assad Years, Recent Events, Geography, Economy, Society, Security, Military and Terrorist Groups
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This unique ebook provides a thorough introduction to critical information about Syria, produced by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Technology Integration Division June 2011.
From the Medes to the Mullahs a history of Iran
By Anne Davison
Series: In Brief. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,480. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
(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.
Complete Guide to the 1980 Iranian Hostage Crisis and Rescue Mission, Operation Eagle Claw, Desert One, Holloway Report, Studies, Plans, CIA Role in Argo Cover Story, Formerly Secret Documents
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 351,960. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This massive ebook provides encyclopedic coverage of the Iranian hostage crisis during the Carter administration and the 1980 failed military rescue mission with declassified Department of Defense documents, intelligence reports, histories and reports.
Muslim Knights - Volume 1
By Aisha Bilal
Series: Knights of Arabia, Book 3 · Muslim Knights, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
In this book you can read about historical Islamic figures such as Salman Al-Farisi (the first Persian Muslim), Bilal bin Ribah (the first man to do the athan), Ibn Al-Maghazilee (a talented comedian), Eyas bin Mu'awiya (a famously clever judge), Nuaiman bin Amr Al-Ansari (an irrepressible trickster), Muhammad (peace be upon him), Abdullah bin Huthafa and Suhaib bin Sinan (the first Roman Muslim).
From Muhammad to Burj Khalifa: A Crash Course in 2,000 Years of Middle East History
By Michael Rank
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,630. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Veteran journalist and Ottoman historian Michael Rank brings you a concise history of 2,000 years of Middle Eastern war, peace, religious upstarts, and social breakdowns in this exciting new book. To untangle the modern Middle East conflict and the 2 millenia behind it, this book is divided into 25 concise chapters. Each one is devoted to a major theme in Middle East history.
DAVID OF SASSUN: NATIONAL EPOS OF ARMENIA
By Gagik Saroyan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: American English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - general
DAVID OF SASSUN: Armenian folk epic dealing with the adventures of the Christian king David of Sasun in his defense against infidel invaders from Egypt and Persia. The epic was based on oral tradition that presumably dates from the 8th to the 10th century; it was widely known from the 16th through the 19th century and was finally written down in 1873.
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 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.
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.
Arabian Knights - Volume 2
By Aisha Bilal
Series: Knights of Arabia, Book 2 · Arabian Knights, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,990. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
In this volume you can read about hidden tombs and lost wells, brave knights and cowardly murderers, an endangered crown prince and a man looking for his soul mate. Whether you’re interested in anthropology, theology or just plain old-fashioned adventure, you're sure to find a story you like in this fun second installment of the narrative history series "Knights of Arabia".
MARCH OF THE SCYTHIANS: FROM SARGON II TO THE FALL OF NINEVEH
By Cam Rea
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,430. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
The Assyrian-Scythian wars.
Flight from Saddam
By Qasim Albrisem
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,210. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013 by David Hetherington. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
If there was to be one word in Arabic to describe Hell on earth, perhaps it would be Alradwania. For at the prison there, men turned into monsters. They unleashed terror and suffering on an unimaginable scale.Forty eight thousand men and women perished here, but one man, a professor, survived against all the odds. His ordeal and escape across the desert is an epic true story of sheer willpower.