Middle East

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Women have always struggled to obtain their due in and from this country, from the Revolution right through to today.

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“Anzio was in fact a great defensive victory that was won by the valor of the British and American troops that defended the beachhead . . .”

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“this informative, well-written, and highly controversial book will be enlightening for readers unfamiliar with the long history of war between these two faiths. . . .”

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Some say protests in Gaza are useless. Nothing is gained. There are no tangible results. But they may be asking the wrong question. Sometimes, tangible results are not what matters.

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“the backstory of Lawrence of Arabia is now more complete . . .”

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“an outstanding primer to understanding this very complex and tragic conflict . . .”

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Such is the molten hot fury of Syria’s now almost seven-year conflict, that it seems hard to think back to how things were before.

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Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom is an extraordinary book. It is also a difficult book to read.

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Dave Eggers, the accomplished Northern California novelist, returns to nonfiction storytelling with this captivating account of a young Yemeni-American businessman who dreams of reviving his homela

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“an insightful book, providing a closeup look at a conflict that has bedeviled the Middle East and only added fuel to the ongoing fires in that region.”  

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“a beautifully crafted, informative book about a period, place, and people in history that fascinate . . .”

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“the work weeps melancholy and sadness as one would expect from someone who so clearly loves his country.”

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As a rule, reviewers generally don’t and shouldn’t personally insert themselves into a review.

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“Daring to Drive is a testament to how women in Muslim countries are helping change their culture, one step at a time.”

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“concise yet sweeping history of warfare in the Middle East from 1798 to present is an excellent introductory volume to understanding how geography, culture, religion, politics, and economi

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For those interested in an introductory volume about the Jewish people and Israeli history, this book is highly recommended.”

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The front cover of The Battle for Syria shows a hand composed of the flags of regional and international powers reaching across a bullet-ridden map of Syria.

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“The global balance of power was never really the same after the Suez or Hungarian Crisis . . .”

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Meredith Tax is to be commended for her thorough and well-documented book about the history and politics of a region of the world most people know very little about.

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After thousands of years in a state of wandering statelessness, the modern state of Israel came into existence in 1948.

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“a harsh but necessary look at where America has been in the Middle East . . .”

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