When US Army Private Bowe Bergdahl went outside the wire of his military basecamp in Afghanistan in 2009, and wandered around to talk to the enemy, he was within hours captured by the Taliban.
“Friedman’s account of the Arab Section is an eye-opening narrative of the early days of the State of Israel. It is not an optimistic story, but a genuine and sorrowful one.”
“One comes away from Dilip Hiro’s new book Cold War in the Islamic World with a heightened appreciation for the complexities of politics in the Islamic world.
“Although America and Israel have been best of friends since 1967, Mellen’s latest work claims that this friendship is based on betrayal and spilt blood.”
“for anyone interested in understanding the shocking manner in which the rights of the Palestinians, along with international law, have been violated for decades, all with U.S.
Women have always struggled to obtain their due in and from this country, from the Revolution right through to today.
“Anzio was in fact a great defensive victory that was won by the valor of the British and American troops that defended the beachhead . . .”
“this informative, well-written, and highly controversial book will be enlightening for readers unfamiliar with the long history of war between these two faiths. . . .”
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.
“the backstory of Lawrence of Arabia is now more complete . . .”
“an outstanding primer to understanding this very complex and tragic conflict . . .”
What do we in the West know about Islam? Perhaps more than we did before 9/11 but not much.
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.
Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom is an extraordinary book. It is also a difficult book to read.
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
“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.”
“a beautifully crafted, informative book about a period, place, and people in history that fascinate . . .”
“the work weeps melancholy and sadness as one would expect from someone who so clearly loves his country.”
As a rule, reviewers generally don’t and shouldn’t personally insert themselves into a review.
"straight-forward, provocative, and insightful book."
“Daring to Drive is a testament to how women in Muslim countries are helping change their culture, one step at a time.”
“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
“For those interested in an introductory volume about the Jewish people and Israeli history, this book is highly recommended.”
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.
“The global balance of power was never really the same after the Suez or Hungarian Crisis . . .”