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Israel-Palestine:who's the Victim?

by Shahbaz Fazal

Israel and Palestine are often in the news, but seldom does the mainstream media explain the essential issues of this long running conflict. This short book does just that. It covers the main events and conflicts from 2008 to the end of 2014, and most importantly, it explains the underlying issues that have been driving this conflict since 1948, (with their origins in 1917). Palestinian people say they are occupied and oppressed by Israel, which is supported by powerful Western interests, especially the USA. As a result, they are being denied their rightful claim to self determination and nationhood status. Israeli leaders on the other hand, claim they represent the only democracy in the Middle East, which is surrounded by hostile Arab nations, who all want to annihilate their nation. Ther...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Political, Nonfiction
Size: 85 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
20 reviews

The Girl From Scorpions Pass: Surviving the Massacre at Scorpions Pass Was Only the Beginning

by Miri Furstenberg

As night over the desert, a little girl sits by a bullet riddled bus too frightened to cry. The violated body of her mother lies a few yards away. Her father, the bus driver, sits slumped over the wheel; his blood has mingled with that of twelve dead passengers. She can’t see her older brother. In a few hours an army patrol stumbles onto the scene of what the morning newspapers will call The Massacre at Scorpion’s Pass. The little girl was Miri Furstenberg and sixty years would have to pass before she found the courage to write about what happened that day. Miri and the State of Israel were both born in 1948, and her story is laced together with evocative scenes from the country’s own ‘biography.’ From Tel Aviv in the austere 1950’s, to the relative comfort of a kibbutz, helpi...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, World Literature, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Biographical
Size: 170 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

US Nation-Building in Afghanistan

by Conor Keane

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Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.80 / 5
9 reviews

Turkey: Experience Turkey! The Go Smart Guide To Getting The Most Out Of Turkey (Turkey Travel - How to Travel through Turkey and Have a Blast Doing it!)

by Go Smart Travel Guides

See the Real Turkey

Come explore Turkey and see sites that don't exist in your world. Go Smart Guide: Turkey is your most in-depth and up-to-date guide on what to see and do in this magical country.

With this guide in hand you'll: explore ancient Roman and Greek ruins, witness the ancient art of the whirling dervishes, visit a mosque and experience spiritual illumination, retrace the footsteps of Alexander the Great. All this plus, party at the hottest nightclubs.

These amazing experiences and more are waiting for you. Go Smart Guide: Turkey reveals all the secrets this country has to offer.

Look Closer, Understand More

* Make the most out of your day - Use the in-depth city guides to plan out your day

* Know th...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Travel, Europe
Size: 71 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
14 reviews

Dispatches: Stories from War Zones, Police States and Other Hellholes

by Michael J. Totten

Prize-winning author and award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten returns with a riveting tour of some of the worst places on earth in the early 21st century.From crumbling Havana, Cuba—still stubbornly communist decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall—to a comparatively upscale Hanoi, Vietnam, still struggling to free itself from Chinese-style authoritarian rule. From a nightmarish Libya under the deranged Moammar Qaddafi, to an exhausted, polarized and increasingly fanatical Egypt before the Arab Spring finally ripped the region to pieces. From the Lebanese border during the devasting war between Israel and Hezbollah, to Iraq in the grips of an insurgency mounted by the murderous precursor to ISIS. Partly a collection of Totten’s best previously published work, Dispa...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
82 reviews

Sumerians: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

The Sumerians
A legendary civilization vanished under the Fertile Crescent and escaped a fate worse than death until Sumerologists questioned widely accepted truths. The Sumerians reemerged onto the extraordinary timeline of human history. Their tales of kings and gods, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, and their fearless trade in distant lands, during the remarkable Bronze Age, centered in the world’s first city-states that chronicled ancient rivalries and their enduring impact.

Inside you will read about...
✓ How We Know What We Know About Sumerians
✓ The Bronze Age – Sumer And Its Contemporaries
✓ How Did The Sumerians Become Civilized?
✓ How Long Were They Around
✓ Primer Of Impact Of Sumerian Ancient Civilization On Our Wor...

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Epic of Kings- Hero Tales of Ancient Persia (Wisehouse Classics - The Authoritative Edition)

by Abuʾl-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi

The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama (“The Book of Kings”), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets (2-line verses), the Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poem written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. Today Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and the greater region influenced by the Persian culture (such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Dagestan) celebrate this national epic.The work is of central importance in Persian culture, regarded as a literary masterpiece, and definitive of t...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Poetry, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Epic
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
7 reviews

Egyptian Gods: Discover the Ancient Gods of Egyptian Mythology

by Stephan Weaver

△Egyptian Mythology△
The gods of Ancient Egypt conjure up images of hieroglyphs with animal-headed people, fantastic civilizations, and a past that seems both unimaginably distant and still tenuously connected to the present day. Although the names Ra, Anubis, and Isis still linger today in modern fiction, the truth about these gods reveals the ancient Egyptians themselves.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Osiris
✓ Anubis
✓ Isis
✓ Ra
✓ Maat
✓ Hathor
✓ Wadjet
✓ Nefertum
And many more!

A look at the principal gods of Ancient Egypt gives insight into the culture of world's first great civilization. Even today, their moments, their obelisks, and their pyramids endure and remind us that pe...

Genre: History, Africa, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Sasanian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Neo-Persian Empire that Ruled Before the Arab Conquest of Persia and the Rise of Islam

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of the Sasanian Empire Free History BONUS Inside! Too often people tend to disregard Iranian history and its ancient empires as so-called bad guys, often barbaric and bloodthirsty, lacking the culture, morals, and finesse of westerners. Yet this is far from the truth. Starting from the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenids, culture, and achievements of the ancient Iranian states were astonishing, influencing nations far outside their borders. And that influence was probably the strongest during the Sasanian Empire which is today considered the pinnacle of ancient Iranian civilization and culture. In this captivating history book, you will discover how important the Sasanian Empire was to history and how their legacy became an integral part of what we ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 77 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 November 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Language between God and the Poets: Ma‘na in the Eleventh Century (Berkeley Series in Postclassical Islamic Scholarship Book 2)

by Alexander Key

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the Arabic eleventh-century, scholars were intensely preoccupied with the way that language generated truth and beauty. Their work in poetics, logic, theology, and lexicography defined the intellectual space between God and the poets. In Language Between God and the Poets, Alexander Key argues that ar-Raghib al-Isfahani, Ibn Furak, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), and Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani shared a conceptual vocabulary based on the words ma‘na and haqiqah. They used this vocabulary to build theories of language, mind, and reality that answered perennial questions: how to structure language and reference, how to describe G...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Education & Reference, Words, Language & Grammar, Religion & Spirituality, Islam, Other Eastern Religions, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 322 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
28 reviews

Arabian Knights - Volume 1 (Knights of Arabia)

by Aisha Bilal

Kindle Bestseller
*History
*Biographies & Memoirs

Overview:
If you're looking for something light to read and would like to expand your horizons then this is the book for you. It's a fun and interesting collection of brief stories about the adventures and misadventures of ordinary, famous and infamous real-life Arabian Knights (there won't be any armor or jousting - different culture!)

In this volume you can read about the following:

Story #1: Antarah bin Shaddad, a man brought up in his father's household as a slave, seizes the opportunity to try and gain his freedom.

Story #2: Hatim Al-Taaee promises to feed his neighbor's children even though he has nothing to feed his own, gives away a fortune and is humbled by the g...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 76 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.40 / 5
13 reviews

Flight From Syria: Refugee Stories

by Hugh Eakin and Lauren Gelfond Feldinger

Flight from Syria: Refugee Stories features the writing and photography of nine Pulitzer Center grantees– journalists who reported on Syrian refugees between 2012 and 2015. Their travels took them from Syria to Sweden, and from crowded camps to cramped apartments in city suburbs. Each of the journalists– Hugh Eakin, Lauren Gelfond Feldinger, Stephen Franklin, Joanna Kakissis, Alia Malek, Holly Pickett, Alisa Roth, Alice Su, and Selin Thomas– lends a unique perspective. Originally published in Al Jazeera, BBC News, Guernica, In These Times, Marketplace, NPR, The Atlantic and The New York Review of Books, these stories tell of an abandoned homeland, an indifferent world, and an uncertain future. They trace the history of one of the biggest displacements of modern times– provi...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 186 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Finding Jerusalem: Archaeology between Science and Ideology

by Katharina Galor

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. The continuing quest to discover the city’s physical remains is not simply an attempt to define Israel’s past or determine its historical legacy. In the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is also an attempt to legitimate—or undercut—national claims to sovereignty. Bridging the ever-widening gap between popular coverage and specialized literature, Finding Jerusalem provides a comprehensive tour of the politics of archaeology in the city. Through a wide-ranging discussion of the material evidence, Ka...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan

by Torunn Wimpelmann

At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
111 reviews

The Crusades: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

The Crusades
Much has been written and much has been omitted when it comes to the Crusades; especially in modern parlance. Many talking heads in recent times have conjured up the specter of the Crusades as if it should be a source of great shame and disgust for Western Civilization. And with even President Obama drawing odd parallels in light of the beheadings of ISIS; many are wondering once again what all of this “Crusades talk” is all about.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Backing Up Byzantium
✓ All Out Holy War
✓ The Kingdom of Heaven
✓ The King’s Crusade
✓ The Self-Defeating Crusade
✓ The Final Crusades
✓ The Post-Crusade World

The Crusades took place over a thousand years ago, and yet we cu...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 October 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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