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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran
4.5 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews
An extraordinary memoir from an Iranian journalist in exile about leaving her country, challenging tradition, and sparking an Online movement against compulsory hijab.
A photo on Masih's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, face bare, hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: removing her veil, or hijab, which is compulsory for women in Iran. This is the self-portrait that sparked ''My Stealthy Freedom'', a social media campaign that went viral.
But Masih is so much more than the arresting
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.5 out of 5 stars with 225 reviews
A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th-century history: the Arab Revolt and the secret game to control the Middle East.
The Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T. E. Lawrence, ''a sideshow of a sideshow''. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. Curt Prüfer was an academic attached to the
Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.3 out of 5 stars with 272 reviews
Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected and the Western narrative drove the other one under. The West hardly noticed, but the Islamic world found the encounter profoundly disrupting.
This book reveals the parallel ''other'' narrative of world history to help us make sense of today's world
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
4.4 out of 5 stars with 225 reviews
Now in audiobook format, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today.
The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's listenable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, illuminates the period in history that was a precursor to the current jihad between the West and the
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
4.1 out of 5 stars with 239 reviews
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2005
The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan.
With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill Bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998.
An Issue of Justice: Origins of the Israel/Palestine Conflict (AK Press Audio)
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ean: 9781904859239, isbn: 1904859232,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
Finkelstein lays out the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict with clarity and passion, arguing that any other similar conflict would be perfectly understood, yet this one exists beneath a blanket of ideological fog. Finkelstein cuts through the fog with indisputable historical facts, optimistic that the struggle is winnable, and that it is simply an issue of justice.Norman Finkelstein was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1953. He is the son of two Holocaust survivors. He received his
12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.7 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
''A thrilling action ride of a book'' (The New York Times Book Review) - from Jerry Bruckheimer in theaters everywhere January 19, 2018 - the New York Times best-selling, true-life account of a US Special Forces team deployed to dangerous, war-ridden Afghanistan in the weeks following 9/11.
Previously published as Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the
Jerusalem: A Biblical and Historical Case for the Jewish Capital
4.5 out of 5 stars with 299 reviews
In his new book, New York Times best-selling author Jay Sekulow presents a political and historical rationale for the existence of Israel as a sovereign nation.
The State of Israel and its very right to exist is a lynchpin issue not only in the Middle East, but is a critical issue to the world at large. Whether it is the blatant and stated desire of ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, or Iran to wipe Israel from the face of the Earth, or the more subtle but equally insidious aim to delegitimize Israel's
Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East
4.1 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews
A candid narrative of how and why the Arab Spring sparked, then failed, and the truth about America's role in that failure and the subsequent military coup that put Sisi in power - from the Middle East correspondent of the New York Times.
In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages, and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brotherhood president. The 2013 military coup replaced him with a vigorous strongman, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has cracked down on any dissent
The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
4.0 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews
Jerusalem, 1119: A small group of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set up a new order. These are the first Knights of Templar, a band of elite warriors prepared to give their lives to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land.
Over the next 200 years, the Templars would become the most powerful religious order of the medieval world. Their legend has inspired fervent speculation ever since. But who were they, and what actually happened? In
From Beirut to Jerusalem CD
ean: 9780061284250, isbn: 0061284254,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
From Beirut to Jerusalem, winner of the 1989 National Book Award for nonfiction, is the startling, intense and thought–provoking account of Thomas L. Friedman's decade of reporting in the strife–ridden Middle East. Thomas L. Friedman has won two Pulitzer Prizes – one for his reporting in Beirut and one for reporting in Jerusalem, the two cities at the center of the Arab–Israeli conflict. No two cities have received more headline coverage, nor been more hotly debated, and no reporter has
Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
ean: 9781572703520, isbn: 1572703520,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 251 reviews
The Queen of Jordan describes her youth in a privileged Arab American family, her Princeton education, and her marriage to King Hussein of Jordan, providing a portrait of their private life together and her work as a queen and activist.
Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History
By Brand: Blackstone Audiobooks
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ean: 9781470832445, isbn: 1470832445,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still felt today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Armed with foreign film visas, Mendez and an unlikely team of CIA agents and Hollywood insiders -- directors, producers, and
Death to the Dictator!: A Young Man Casts a Vote in Iran's 2009 Election and Pays a Devastating Price
4.0 out of 5 stars with 199 reviews
Tehran, June 12, 2009. Mohsen Abbaspour, an ordinary young man in his twenties-not particularly political, or ambitious, or worldly-casts the first vote of his life in Iran's tenth presidential election. Fed up with rising unemployment and inflation, he backs the reformist party and its candidate, Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Mohsen believes his vote will count.It will not. Almost the instant the polls close, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will declare himself president by an overwhelming majority. And as the
History Is Wrong
ean: 9781452651682, isbn: 145265168X,
4.5 out of 5 stars with 157 reviews
Erich von Däniken again shows his flair for revealing truths that his contemporaries have missed. After closely analyzing hundreds of ancient and apparently unrelated texts, he is now ready to proclaim that human history is nothing like the world religions claim—and he has the proof! In History Is Wrong, von Däniken takes a closer look at the fascinating Voynich manuscript, which has defied all attempts at decription since its discovery, and makes some intriguing revelations about the
Revolution for Dummies: Laughing through the Arab Spring
By HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
ean: 9781470855727, isbn: 1470855720,
4.4 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews
'The Jon Stewart of the Arabic World'' -- the creator of The Program, the most popular television show in Egypt's history -- chronicles his transformation from heart surgeon to political satirist, and offers crucial insight into the Arab Spring, the Egyptian Revolution, and the turmoil roiling the modern Middle East. Bassem Youssef's incendiary satirical news program, Al-Bernameg (The Program), chronicled the events of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, and the
Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume 1 (The Story of Civilization series)
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ean: 9781482941098, isbn: 1482941090,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
[MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.] [Read by Robin Field] [Our Oriental Heritage is Volume 1 -- of the eleven volume 'The Story of Civilization' Series] The first volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization, Volume I chronicles the early history of Egypt, the Middle East, and Asia. In this masterful work, readers will encounter: *Sumeria, birthplace of the first cities and written laws *the Egyptians, who perfected monumental
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