Middle Eastern History

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  1. Book ImageAngels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel

    Robert Gandt

    The gripping story of how an all-volunteer air force helped defeat five Arab nations and protect the fledgling Jewish state.More

  2. Book ImageGod's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of all Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin

    Jeffrey Lee

    “[Jeffrey Lee] brings a blockbuster sensibility to this slice of the 12th century Levant.”—Dan Jones, Sunday Times (UK)More

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

    Janine di Giovanni

    A New York Post Best Book of 2016
    Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award
    Winner of the 2016 Hay Festival Medal for Prose

    "Destined to become a classic." —Lisa Shea, ElleMore

  4. Book ImageThe Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times

    Christopher de Bellaigue

    A revelatory and game-changing narrative that rewrites everything we thought we knew about the modern history of the Islamic world.More

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

    Dan Ephron

    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History and one of the New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of the Year.More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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