Middle Eastern History

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  1. Book ImageKilling a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

    Dan Ephron

    One of the New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of the Year.More

  2. Book ImageThe Shia Revival

    Vali Nasr

    Updated Edition

    “Historically incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating anecdotes.” —Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of BooksMore

  3. Book ImageThe Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

    Janine di Giovanni

    Once in a decade comes an account of war that promises to be a classic.More

  4. Book ImageThe Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East

    Ray Takeyh, Steven Simon

    A bold reexamination of U.S. influence in the Middle East during the Cold War.More

  5. Book ImageMidnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul

    Charles King

    “Timely . . . brilliant . . . hugely enjoyable, magnificently researched and deeply absorbing.”—Jason Goodwin, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  6. Book ImageThe Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World

    Avi Shlaim

    Updated and Expanded

    “Fascinating. . . . Shlaim presents compelling evidence for a revaluation of traditional Israeli history.”—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageThe Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia

    Gregory D. Johnsen

    “The best new book on al Qaeda . . . and the best book on Yemen in years.”—Bruce Riedel, Daily BeastMore

  8. Book ImageGetting Away with Murder: Benazir Bhutto's Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan

    Heraldo Muñoz

    By the lead commissioner of the UN investigation, an authoritative account of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination.More

  9. Book ImageA Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914–1948

    James Barr

    “A provocative history . . . helps us to understand why the Arab spring is so important and valuable.”—David Ignatius, National InterestMore

  10. Book ImageThe Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda

    Ali Soufan, Daniel Freedman

    A book that will change the way we think about al-Qaeda, intelligence, and the events that forever changed America.More

  11. Book ImageThe Ayatollahs' Democracy: An Iranian Challenge

    Hooman Majd

    "One of America's most astute revealers of Iranian culture and identity."-Reza Aslan, The AtlanticMore

  12. Book ImageKing's Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East

    Jack O'Connell, Vernon Loeb

    A CIA station chief, later Jordan's lawyer in Washington, reveals the secret history of a lost peace.More

  13. Book ImagePower, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present

    Michael B. Oren

    “Will shape our thinking about America and the Middle East for years.”—Christopher Dickey, NewsweekMore

  14. Book ImagePalestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation

    Saree Makdisi, Alice Walker

    “A compelling account . . . and a reminder that a true peace can be built only on justice.”—Desmond M. TutuMore

  15. Book ImageKingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

    Shareen Blair Brysac, Karl E. Meyer

    A brilliant narrative history tracing today’s troubles back to the grandiose imperial overreach of Great Britain and the United States.More

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