Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect

In line with first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complicated dynamics underlying the Syrian civil battle. via vibrant, on-the-ground money owed and interviews with either insurgent leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich offers the reader a greater knowing of this momentous strength fight and why it matters.

Through his many contacts within Syria, the writer finds who's helping Assad and why; he describes the agendas of the insurgent factions; and he depicts in stark phrases the dire plight of many usual Syrian humans stuck within the cross-fire. The ebook additionally offers insights into the position of the Kurds, the ongoing impact of Iran, and the regulations of yank leaders who appear purely in preserving US nearby interests.

Disturbing and enlightening immediately, this well timed ebook indicates you not just what's occurring within Syria yet why it's so vital for the center East, the USA, and the area.

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Dateline Jerusalem: An Eyewitness Account of Prophecies Unfolding in the Middle East

By Chris Mitchell

Historys ultimate bankruptcy should be written in Jerusalem.

When an Iranian president thunders a murderous probability or an vague Turkish drunkard has a dream in Mecca or a Jewish couple from Brooklyn lands at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, those occasions might sound disconnected. yet they’re no longer. In Dateline Jerusalem, CBN information correspondent Chris Mitchell connects the dots and unveils Jerusalem because the epicenter and crossroads of the non secular, political, and, certain, supernatural worlds.

For millions of years, Jerusalem’s strong draw has consistently transcended easy economics, army procedure, and non secular affiliation.

In our personal time, because the Arab Spring threatens to develop into an Islamic wintry weather, one commentator warns: “The Arab Spring doesn’t result in democracy, it ends up in Jerusalem.” certainly, the delicate peace of Israel is in new peril as violent Islamic factions vie for regulate of surrounding countries. but Muslims are changing to Christianity in checklist numbers. Dateline Jerusalem untangles and chronicles all this during the riveting narrative of a Christian reporter within the upheaval of the fashionable Fertile Crescent.

We dwell in an international the place we can't manage to pay for to be ailing expert. What occurs within the strategic heart East, Israel, and Jerusalem is necessary. It concerns to you. Today’s information may specialise in Washington, ny, London, or Moscow, yet history’s ultimate bankruptcy can be written in Jerusalem.

Chris Mitchell’s firsthand stories and reporting uniquely qualify him to expound on and clarify the main tendencies and advancements sweeping the center East and affecting the realm. Mitchell has served because the bureau chief for CBN information considering that August 2000.

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In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong

By Amin Maalouf

I are looking to attempt to comprehend why such a lot of humans devote crimes within the identify of identity,” writes Amin Maalouf. identification is the crucible out of which we come: our heritage, our race, our gender, our tribal affiliations, our faith (or lack thereof), all move into making up who we're. All too usually, in spite of the fact that, the concept of identity—personal, spiritual, ethnic, or national—has given upward push to heated passions or even vast crimes. relocating around the world’s background, faiths, and politics, he argues opposed to an oversimplified and adversarial interpretation of the concept that. He cogently and persuasively examines id within the context of the fashionable international, the place it may be considered as either glory and poison. obvious listed below are the hazards of utilizing identification as a protective—and as a result aggressive—mechanism, the basis of racial, geographical, and colonialist subjugation all through history.

Maalouf contends that many people could reject our inherited conceptions of id, to which we grasp via behavior, if purely we tested them extra heavily. the way forward for society depends upon accepting all identities, whereas spotting our individualism.

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Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood

By Ibtisam Barakat

Winner, Arab American nationwide Museum e-book Award for Children's/YA Literature, between different awards and honors.

"When a conflict ends it doesn't cross away," my mom says."It hides within us . . . simply forget!"
But i don't are looking to do what mom says . . . i would like to remember.

In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah through the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day warfare, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it's wish to be a toddler whose international is shattered by means of conflict. With candor and braveness, she stitches jointly thoughts of her early life: worry and confusion as bombs explode close to her domestic and she or he is separated from her kin; the harshness of existence as a Palestinian refugee; her unforeseen pleasure whilst she discovers Alef, the 1st letter of the Arabic alphabet. this can be the start of her passionate connection to phrases, and as language turns into her safe haven, permitting her to piece jointly the fragments of her international, it turns into her precise home.

Transcending the details of politics, this illuminating and well timed publication presents a telling glimpse right into a little-known tradition that has turn into an more and more vital a part of the puzzle of global peace.

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Abraham and Sarah: History's Most Fascinating Story of Faith and Love

By J. SerVaas Williams

ABRAHAM AND SARAH is an intricately woven novel taken from genuine biblical and ancient resources, revealing the fullness and richness of religion and love opposed to a tapestry of historic civilizations. Take all that may be gleaned from the vintage narrative of Abraham and Sarah; upload the knowledge of historical and glossy historians; intersplice the wealth of the main up-to-date archaeological facts; and a guy and a girl of amazing skills, fact, and humanness look.

If Abraham lived in a pagan surroundings, how did he turn into a guy of serious religion? Who used to be Sarah? Is there any logical reason for her extraordinary attractiveness that charmed and enticed kings while she used to be on the age of seventy-five and back while she used to be 90?

Archaelogist Sir C. Leonard Woolley, saw that "amongst the shadowy characters of historical historical past, Abraham stands proud as a residing character whom we will be able to comprehend and with whom we will sympathize....and now, along this residing character, we discover Sarah, probably the main striking, but mysterious girl of all time!" ABRAHAM AND SARAH is an epic love tale, an engrossing page-turner for the a while, a needs to learn for everyone of faith.

AWARDS:

Gold Medal Winner - 2013 Reader's favourite e-book Awards for Christian historic Fiction

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A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran

By Trita Parsi

Have the diplomatic efforts of the Obama management towards Iran failed? was once the Bush administration's emphasis on army intervention, refusal to barter, and pursuit of regime switch a greater method? How can the USA top deal with the continuing turmoil in Tehran? This ebook presents a definitive and complete research of the Obama administration's early diplomatic outreach to Iran and discusses the way to flow towards extra confident kin among the 2 discordant states.

Trita Parsi, a center East overseas coverage specialist with vast Capitol Hill and United countries event, interviewed 70 high-ranking officers from the united states, Iran, Europe, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Brazil—including the head American and Iranian negotiators—for this ebook. Parsi uncovers the formerly unknown tale of yankee and Iranian negotiations in the course of Obama's early years as president, the calculations at the back of the 2 countries' dealings, and the genuine purposes for his or her present stalemate. opposite to triumphing opinion, Parsi contends that international relations has no longer been absolutely attempted. for numerous purposes, Obama's international relations ended up being a unmarried roll of the cube. It needed to paintings both immediately—or by no means. endurance and perseverance are keys to any negotiation. Neither Iran nor the U.S. had them in 2009.

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A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind

Iran is a land of contradictions. it's an Islamic republic, yet one within which simply 1.4 percentage of the inhabitants attend Friday prayers. Iran’s non secular tradition encompasses the main censorious and dogmatic Shi’a Muslim clerics on the earth, but its poetry insistently dwells at the joys of lifestyles: wine, attractiveness, intercourse. Iranian ladies are topic to at least one of the main restrictive gown codes within the Islamic international, yet make up approximately 60 percentage of the coed inhabitants of the nation’s universities.

In A historical past of Iran, acclaimed historian Michael Axworthy chronicles the wealthy background of this complicated state from the Achaemenid Empire of 6th century B.C. to the present-day Islamic Republic. In enticing prose, this revised edition explains the army, political, spiritual, and cultural forces that experience formed one of many oldest carrying on with civilizations on the planet, bringing us up sleek instances. Concluding with an review of the mammoth adjustments the kingdom has gone through because the revolution in 1979, together with an in depth examine Iran’s ongoing makes an attempt to turn into a nuclear energy, A background of Iran deals common readers an important consultant to knowing this risky country, that's once more on the heart of the world’s attention.

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Shadow of the Sultan's Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

By Daniel Allen Butler

The heritage of the Ottoman Empire spanned greater than seven centuries. on the top of its strength, it stretched over 3 continents and produced marvels of structure, literature, technological know-how, and conflict. whilst it fell, its cave in redrew the map of the area and altered the process historical past. Shadow of the Sultan’s Realm is the tale of the empire’s dissolution in the course of a tumultuous interval that climaxed within the First international conflict. In its telling are battles and campaigns that experience develop into the stuff of legend—Gallipoli, Kut, Beersheeba—waged by means of males who've turn into higher than existence: Enver Bey, the would-be patriot who was once pushed extra by way of ambition than by way of knowledge; T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”), the enigmatic chief of an abnormal conflict opposed to the Turks; Aaron Aaronsohn, the Jewish botanist-turned-spy who deceived his Turkish and British allies with equivalent facility; David Lloyd George, the leading minister for whom strength intended every little thing, integrity not anything; Mehmet Talaat, who gave the orders that begun the Armenian massacres; Winston Churchill, who created a close plan for the Gallipoli crusade, which must have been the masterstroke of the good struggle; Mustafa Kemal, a proficient soldier who may turn into a innovative flesh presser and earn the identify Atatürk; Arthur Balfour, the British overseas secretary who might promise whatever to someone; and Edmund Allenby, the overall who failed within the trench battle of the western entrance yet fought brilliantly in Palestine. Daniel Allen Butler weaves the tales of the boys and the occasions that propelled them right into a compelling narrative of the loss of life of an empire. Its legacy is the cauldron of the fashionable heart East.

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A Companion to Ancient Egypt, Volumes 1-2 (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Volume 52)

By Alan B. Lloyd

This spouse offers the very most modern money owed of the most important and present points of Egyptology via prime students. it really is added in a hugely readable variety and commonly illustrated; released in volumes, it deals unheard of breadth and intensity of assurance, giving complete scope to the dialogue of this great civilization.

Provides the very most up-to-date and, the place suitable, well-illustrated money owed of the foremost facets of Egypt’s old historical past and culture.
Covers a extensive scope of subject matters together with actual context,
history, financial and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visible arts.
Delivered in a hugely readable sort with scholars and students of either Egyptology and Graeco-Roman reports in mind.
Provides a chronological desk at first of every quantity to aid readers orient chapters in the wider ancient context.

[Both volumes are integrated during this unmarried e-book, ebook disguise should still say I&II]

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Bread, Freedom, Social Justice: Workers and the Egyptian Revolution

By Mostafa Bassiouny

Accounts of the Arab Spring frequently specialise in the function of juvenile coalitions, using social media, and the strategies of the Tahrir sq. profession. This authoritative and unique e-book argues that collective motion through organised staff performed a primary function within the Egyptian revolution, which erupted after years of moves and social protests.

Drawing at the authors' decade-long event of reporting on and studying the Egyptian labour move, the publication offers the 1st in-depth account of the emergence of autonomous exchange unions and staff' militancy in the course of Mubarak's final years in energy, and and their destabilising influence at the post-revolutionary regimes.

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