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Flight From Syria: Refugee Stories

by Hugh Eakin

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– providing a testament to the suffering and courage of those who fled.
Edited by Kem Knapp Sawyer
Designed by Evey Wilson

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 186 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

Telling Our Story: Recent Essays on Zionism, the Middle East, and the Path to Peace

by Einat Wilf

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: 220 pages
Free download for Kindle from 24 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Iranian History: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire and History of Iran, Starting from the Achaemenid Empire, through the Parthian, Sasanian and ... Empire to the Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Iran, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Five captivating manuscripts in one book:Achaemenid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the First Persian Empire Founded by Cyrus the Great, and How This Empire of Ancient Persia Fought Against the Ancient Greeks in the Greco-Persian WarsParthian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Enemy of the Roman Republic and Roman EmpireSasanian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Neo-Persian Empire that Ruled Before the Arab Conquest of Persia and the Rise of IslamThe Safavid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire That Fought Against the Ottomans in the Ottoman–Safavid WarThe Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty: A Captivating Guide to Two Iranian Dynasties Who Ruled Persia from 1736 to 1925In part 1 of this book, you will:Discover how the Achaemenid Empire got its start, as well as the conditions that allowed their culture to grow and prosperLearn how Cyrus the Great came to power and the remarkable ways in which he and his successors ruled the empireGet insights into the Achaemenid style of warfare, including rituals, strategies and tactics they used to conquer their foes as well as how they protected themselves against intrudersLearn about the roles and obligations of the people, who and how they worshipped, including their beliefsAnd much, much more!In part 2 of this book, you will:Learn about the origins of the Parthian empireDiscover the rise of the Parthian empireGain startling knowledge about the Roman–Parthian WarsBe able to visualize the powerful military tactics that the Parthians used - tactics that gradually became the standard method of warfare in the Roman empire as wellAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 3 of this book include:The Rise of the Sasanian EmpireThe First Sasanian DeclineThe Golden Age and the End of the Sasanian EmpireSasanian Government and MilitaryArt and Culture of the Sasanian EmpireLife and Society of the SasaniansReligion in the Sasanian StateAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 4 of this book include:Religious Beginnings: Ismail IForeign Relations: TahmaspShort and Bloody: Ismail IICultural Consolidation: Abbas ISaru Taqi: Shah SafiInterlude: Shah Abbas IIInternal Decay: SulaymanFall: Sultan HusaynAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 5 of this book include:Geography and Ancient History of PersiaModern History of Persia and the Afsharid DynastyThe Persian Empire under the Qajar DynastyModern Persian SocietyCulture of Modern PersiaAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the history of Iran, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 278 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 3

by Mark R. Gery

Volume 3 includes the balance of Part 3 of DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed. The reader is first placed at Public Shelter No. 25 in suburban Baghdad, Iraq, early in the morning of February 13th, 1991, just as two US laser-guided bombs strike the undefended structure. Due to another mistake by the US Air Force, several hundred Iraqi civilians perished in a concrete caldron of fire, steam and smoke. While American military leaders attempted to blame Saddam Hussein for the tragic mishap, public outcry in the Middle East and beyond forced the Bush Administration to swing the remaining bombing campaign away from Iraq's capital at a critical juncture in the war. Volume 3 then outlines the competing political and military pressures in Washington for launching the main ground phase of the war quickly, just as figures in Congress, Israel and elsewhere were pushing for extending the bombing. Concurrently, the first ground move toward Kuwait by the US Marine Corps is described, with Iraqi forces able to thwart some of the attackers and push them back across the desert. Then came a days-long negotiation drama between Saddam Hussein and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, with US officials relegated to the role of anxious observers. The text then presents a detailed presentation of the four-day ground advance into Iraq and Kuwait by US and other coalition forces, highlighted by Iraq's plethora of counter-measures including heavy smoke-screens, dug-in infantry placed around the battlefield, and the use of over 80,000 untrained conscripts to greatly slow the ground advance. Along the way, the immense panic and consternation among CENTCOM commanders, notably Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, is documented, as well as the devastating SCUD attack on an American barracks in Saudi Arabia on February 25th. Video links are provided showing the wholesale withdraw of Iraqi troops from the war theatre, including the Republican Guard, and numerous examples are given of the coalitions failings in pursuing the Iraqis on the ground, as well as in the air and at sea. Then comes nearly an entire chapter of analysis on how the US-led coalition was defeated so badly in the Gulf War. Especially featured is the general strategic ineptness of top commanders at CENTCOM, as well as a searing portrait of a Bush White House almost totally unprepared to preside over a major overseas campaign. Integrated in the examination is the works of several famed military strategists, notably the 19th Century Prussian military general, Carl von Clausewitz and the ancient Chinese war sage, Sun Tzu . Part 4 of Volume 3 lays out the violent and bloody Iraqi civil war that commenced just after the war, then expands to Washington and Tel Aviv, Israel, where high-level pressure on the part of the White House succeeded in persuading the Jewish state and several Arab countries (minus Iraq) to attend the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference in late October, 1991. All the while, the Bush Administration continued their multi-faceted assault on Baghdad, including refusing to abide by the terms of the United Nations resolutions that ended the war, and funding continued CIA efforts to undermine the Iraqi regime. Distracted by the gamesmanship of the Iraqis and saddled with a moribund economy, President Bush and his advisers struggled to find their bearings during the 1992 presidential campaign, ultimately suffering a defeat. Volume 3 of DEBACLE concludes with an extended Epilogue that chronicles the slow but steady decrease in America's international standing after the failed Gulf War, and then presents an extended analysis on how the American public was so misled as to the true nature of the conflict. The final pages of DEBACLE survey a vast array of quotes by American analysts, writers, academics and political and military figures who appear to have been partially or totally taken in by the US governments false presentation of the Persian Gulf War "victory."

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 21 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

COMM UP: A Marine's Reflections on the Opening of the Iraq War

by AARON Albers

March 19, 2003 and America is on the eve of war. In the Kuwaiti desert, thousands of young Americans and their coalition partners stand ready to start the war against Iraq, if ordered too. Many of them would be facing combat for the first time, and each of them carry their own thoughts and worries, which would change from day to day; the initial drive into Iraq and the early problems in the war, the weather and operational pause to the fall of Baghdad. And then getting home. Now 15 years after his involvement in the invasion, Aaron Albers commemorates the anniversary by sharing his story of a time when he was one of the thousands involved in the drive to Baghdad.

Genre: History, Americas, Middle East, Military
Size: 46 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Parthian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Enemy of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire

by Captivating History

Explore the most enduring empire of the ancient Near EastFree History BONUS Inside!Few nations were able to not only parry but also defeat the mighty Roman Empire, rivaling it in almost all segments. One of those was the Parthian empire, cultural and traditional successor of the more famous Achaemenid Persian empire that was brought down by the Alexander the Great. Indeed, the Parthians are recognized as one of the toughest enemies the Romans ever fought, and rightfully so. Parthian soldiers put the Roman legions to the test, making them prove their worth. Yet by looking at the Parthian empire solely as the "great enemies of Rome," it is easy to overlook other important parts of Parthian history. Simply by changing our perspective, we are able to see that the Parthians were not only warriors but also artists, builders, and traders; they did much more than just challenge the might of the Roman steel.By reading Parthian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Enemy of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire, you will...Learn about the origins of the Parthian empireDiscover the rise of the Parthian empireGain startling knowledge about the Roman–Parthian WarsBe able to visualize the powerful military tactics that the Parthians used - tactics that gradually became the standard method of warfare in the Roman empire as wellExplore the remarkable art and culture of the ParthiansGo on a discovery to get a sense of the life in the Parthian empireAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn about the Parthian Empire without having to go through boring textbooks, click "buy now"!

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 64 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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The Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks that Marked the end of the Byzantine Empire

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 54 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Ten Commandments of God In Islam Bilingual Edition English & Spanish

by Muhammad Vandestra

Genre: History, Middle East, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Islam
Size: 599 kb
Free download for Kindle from 20 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of Babylonia

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 14.66 mb
Free download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Children of the Magi: A Sacred History of the Kurds and the Persians

by Christopher Crossan

Few societies on earth are as privileged as the Kurds and Persians. Unlike other nations and continents, the people living in Mesopotamia, the Zagros mountains, and Persia have witnessed some of the key historical events affecting all humanity which were recorded in the sacred writings of the Jews. These include the dispersion of Noah’s grandchildren, the building of the tower of Babel, the deportation of the Jews, the arrival of the prophet Daniel, the rise of Queen Esther, the commissioning of Ezra the high priest, and the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem. Four Medo-Persian kings - Darius, Cyrus, Xerxes, and Artaxerxes - are mentioned in these writings. Furthermore, the primeval events of history took place in Mesopotamia, including the creation of Adam and Eve, the garden of Eden, the fall of man, early human civilization, and the great flood. Sadly, today’s Kurds and Persians know little of their sacred history. This book is an attempt to re-introduce them to their rich inheritance, namely, the revelation of the Most High God, and to enlighten readers from other cultures who would also like an encounter with the central character of human history.

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Christianity
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Mesopotamia: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Mesopotamian History and Civilizations, Including the Sumerians and Sumerian Mythology, Gilgamesh, Ur, Assyrians, Babylon, Hammurabi and the Persian Empire

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the remarkable history of Mesopotamia, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Seven captivating manuscripts in one book:Sumerians: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Sumerian History, Sumerian Mythology and the Mesopotamian Empire of the Sumer CivilizationGilgamesh: A Captivating Guide to Gilgamesh the King and the Epic of GilgameshUr: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient MesopotamiaAssyrian History: A Captivating Guide to the Assyrians and Their Powerful Empire in Ancient MesopotamiaBabylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of BabyloniaHammurabi: A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of HammurabiThe Persian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the History of Persia, Starting from the Ancient Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian Empires to the Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar DynastiesSome of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include:The Ancient Sumerians In a NutshellThe Social Structure of Ancient SumeriansThe Religion and Mythology of Ancient SumeriansThe Sumerian Kingdoms ChronologyThe Everyday Life of Ancient SumeriansAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include:The History of the EpicAll Eleven TabletsSumerian Poems About GilgameshAnd much, much more!In part 3 of this book, you will:Get a sense of how Ur came to existence, how it grew, reached its zenith, fell, re-rose, and ultimately perished until it reemerged a little over a century and a half agoLearn of its history, laden with wars, trade, divine worship, political corruption, and entertainmentAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 4 of this book include:The Assyrians Arrive in Mesopotamia: The Early Assyrian PeriodThe Birth of a Civilization: The Old Assyrian Empire to the Middle Assyrian EmpireThe Beginning of the Neo-Assyrian EmpireImperial Expansion and the Golden Age of the Neo-Assyrian EmpireThe Fall of the EmpireAssyrian GovernmentAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 5 of this book include:The Land of the BabyloniansLife, Culture, and Gender Roles Throughout the YearsWhere Superstition Met ScienceBabylonia Before the BabyloniansThe Amorite Dynasty or the First BabyloniansThe First Fall of Babylon and the Rise of the KassitesAssyrian Domination and Rule, 911-619 BCEAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 6 of this book include:Babylon Before Hammurabi: Position of the City in Mesopotamia, Early RulersRise of Hammurabi: Wars and Achievements Chronology of HammurabiHammurabi’s Character: Physical Appearance, Relations with Other Rulers, Glimpses of His PersonalityThe Code of Hammurabi and Early Mesopotamian LawAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 7 of this book include:Who Are the Persians? The History of Human Population in IranThe Birth of the Achaemenid Empire: The Rise and Reign of Cyrus the GreatThe Glory of the Achaemenid Empire: Cambyses & DariusAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about Mesopotamia, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 627 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Hammurabi: A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 103 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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The Spy's Gamble (The Jerusalem Spy Series)

by Howard Kaplan

“Kaplan is...without peer in his grasp of the delicate and explosive relationship between the Israelis and the Palestinians. This is a thriller in the best tradition of the genre.” -Los Angeles TimesWhen the Israeli Prime Minister boards a new stealth submarine in Norfolk, Virginia intending a celebratory ride and the sub vanishes, it sets in motion a suspenseful story that intertwines the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a story of what could be.Shai Shaham—an Israeli intelligence officer—contacts old friend and adversary Ramzy Awwad—a former PLO intelligence officer and one of the great writers of his people—for help in locating the missing prime minister. But can they trust each other? Can their friendship withstand the turbulent political landscape?Eli Bardin—an agent who is feeling the strain of being away from his wife and children for so long in the field—is also tasked to contact Ramzy for the help in finding the missing sub. It seems the Russian have great interest in the technology, and he must locate the prime minister...because losing him is a national calamity that threatens to upset a delicate political balance in the most terrifying ways.Starkly depicting the excesses of both sides and moving through actual events, THE SPY’S GAMBLE relies on in-depth research to weave a thrilling tale of suspense of reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Travel
Size: 263 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Salvation in the Sun (The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles Book 1)

by Lauren Lee Merewether

Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, Biographical
Size: 1.92 mb
Free download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Ur: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient Mesopotamia

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Christianity
Size: 16.28 mb
Free download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization that Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient Israelites

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 145 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

Ancient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting From their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions against the Romans

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 86 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 1

by Mark Gery

Volume 1 of DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed lays out the underpinnings of the 1991 Gulf conflict between Iraq and an international coalition led by the United States. This includes the unique nature of the Iraqi Arab Rebirth regime (1968-2003), the history of US involvement in the Middle East, and the political campaign against Saddam Hussein and Iraq that began in early 1989. Along the way, the book explores the events of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the founding of the state of Israel, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Iran-Iraq War. Special attention is given to the development of Iraqi military power during the 1980s and the increased US involvement in the Persian Gulf region during that same time period.Volume 1 concludes with the buildup in tension between Iraq and Kuwait during the summer of 1990 leading to the Iraqi invasion of the small Gulf country in August of that year. The covert and overt actions of both the United States and Israel are covered during this period, as well as Saddam Hussein's provocative speeches that strongly suggested he an his country were bound for a confrontation with the West over Kuwait.

Genre: History, United States, Middle East
Size: 398 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 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, Dispatches includes plenty of new material from Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the dysfunctional quarters of Europe. He goes to rough places so you don’t have to, and his dispatches are by turns entertaining, harrowing and occasionally even hilarious despite the dark subject matter. Whether you're an established fan or discovering the author for the first time, this one is not to be missed. Praise for Michael J. Totten“Totten…practices journalism in the tradition of Orwell: morally imaginative, partisan in the best sense of the word, and delivered in crackling, rapid-fire prose befitting the violent realities it depicts.” Sohrab Ahmari, Commentary“It is extremely rare to read such an accurate account of anything to which one was oneself a witness.” – Christopher Hitchens, author of God is Not Great. “One of America’s premier foreign correspondents.” – Damien Penny, Seattle Post-Intelligencer“Of all the journalists now alive and writing in English, ther are few whose reporting interests me more than Michael Totten’s—in fact, none that I can think of offhand.” – Claire Berlinski, author of Menace in Europe“Michael J. Totten is one of a rare breed. Moving from front to front, he brings experience and context and the willingness to go where few men dare.” – Michael Yon, author of Moment of Truth in Iraq

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Son of a Meddah

by NuFaShe

His parents had named him Sahl, meaning "easy," hoping that he would have a simple and happy life. Maybe if they had named him "difficult" it would actually have turned out that way. Born at the turn of the 20th century in the Ottoman Empire, Sahl had already experienced an earthquake, an assassination attempt on the sultan, the death of a family member, and his Empire's crushing defeat in the Balkans, which included a serious injury to his father, all before he was even a teenager. Hence, by the time World War I started, there wasn't really much Sahl hadn't been through. Until, of course, he finds who the Empire believes to be the root cause of all its problems and has sentenced to annihilation hiding in the back of his caravan.

SON OF A MEDDAH is a young adult historical novel set in both a temporal and physical crossroads. It follows Sahl's journey from his happiness through his depression, to how his initial attempts to recover take him down a darker road before the same people he thought were his enemies help him emerge from the hole.

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Coming of Age
Size: 197 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, The Fall of Constantinople, and the Life of Suleiman the Magnificent

by Captivating History

If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of the Ottoman Empire then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Three captivating manuscripts in one book:The Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire and its Control Over Much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North AfricaThe Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks that Marked the end of the Byzantine EmpireSuleiman the Magnificent: A Captivating Guide to the Longest-Reigning Sultan of the Ottoman EmpireThe Ottoman world was nothing like an exotic fairytale featuring tyrant sultans, mean pashas, and ill-fated harem women. The true stories of genuine sultans and princes are a bit more complicated and no less exciting. Incredible facts about this empire still surprise anyone who starts discovering those stories. You’ll find out that, for quite a while, this Islamic state was effectively ruled by women, and that’s just the beginning.Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include:The First SultanThe ConquerorThe Just and the ResoluteThe MagnificentFriendThe Power of HaremThe Sultanate of WomenThe Supreme ValideHusbands and SonsGrandest of the GrandFlower Power: the Age of TulipsTransformationA Step toward ModernizationThe ReorganizationThe Last Absolute RulerThe End of the Ottoman EmpireSome of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include:The Gateway to the WestGod Wills It: Knights of the First CrusadeBroken Promises: The Fourth CrusadeSchisms in the ChurchPreparation: The Big GunsConstantinople: The Final StandThe aftermathSome of the topics covered in part 3 of this book include:The World Before Suleiman ISuccessionLover, Poet, & Patron of the ArtsFatherFriendCampaignerStatesmanAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the Ottoman Empire, click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 185 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Ancient Civilizations: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Canaanites, Hittites and Ancient Israel and Their Role in Biblical History

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the ancient Canaanites, Hittites and ancient Israelites, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Three captivating manuscripts in one book:The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization that Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient IsraelitesHittites: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Anatolian People Who Established the Hittite Empire in Ancient MesopotamiaAncient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting From their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions against the RomansThe Hittites, Canaanites, and Israelites were three ancient civilizations entwined with one another. None of the trio would have existed without the influence of the other two, especially since they lived in close proximity to each other. All of them belonged to a cluster of cultures which lived in an area known as the Levant which included many of the coastal Mediterranean lands in what are today known as the Middle East and Asia Minor. The ancient Canaanites, Hittites and ancient Israelites built remarkable civilizations that deserve a spot in history. Sadly, few historians have been ready to tackle the task of uncovering fascinating facts of these astonishing people. And thus, it can be hard for readers to find an easy-to-read and cohesive resource on these fascinating civilizations.But that is about to change. In this new captivating history book, you will discover the truth about these startling ancient civilizations.Part 1 of this book includes:Revolutionary Findings Provided by Modern Archaeological Detective TechniquesA Simple Explanation of What Caanan is and Where it's LocatedFascinating Discoveries of Canaanites ArtifactsRemarkable Insights into their Government and Social StructureStartling Theories About The Bronze Age CollapseWhat There Is to Know About the Culture of the CanaanitesThe Main Conflict with Canaan that Occurs Early in the Bible and More Shocking Mentions In the BibleReligion and BeliefsAnd much, much more!In part 2 of this book, you will discover:The Origin of the Hittites in the Bronze AgeThe Formation of the Old Kingdom, 1700 – 1500 BCEThe New Kingdom, 1400 – 1200 BCEThe Downfall of the HittitesThe Syro-Hittite or Neo-Hittite KingdomsArt, Symbolism, and the Hittites Role in the BibleLegal and Daily Life of the HittitesMilitary StructureAnd much, much more!Part 3 is covering ancient Israel and in it, you will discover topics such asCulture and Society through the YearsThe Late Bronze Age and Early Iron AgeThe Late Iron AgeThe Israelites under BabylonThe Control of the PersiansThe Hellenistic Period and Judea under the SeleucidsThe Early Hasmonean DynastyThe Hasmonean Expansion and Civil WarRoman Rule of JudeaAncient Hebrew Religion and JudaismAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about these three ancient civilizations, click "buy now"!

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 260 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

The Persian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the History of Persia, Starting from the Ancient Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian Empires to the Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar Dynasties

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 17 June 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 2

by Mark Gery

Volume 2 of DEBACLE starts by offering the reader one of the only detailed presentations of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Then comes the first Bush administration's concerted efforts to promote and organize a massive US military response to the invasion, irrespective of the wishes of several Arab states, many members of the United Nations, and most of the American public. Concurrent with this is the large-scale preparation for war by the US military as well as the Iraqi side. The key goals for the war are explained in detail, as well as the White Houses efforts to block or otherwise derail all moves toward a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Volume 2 of DEBACLE then spells out the first phase of the Gulf War itself. Iraq's brazen and demoralizing SCUD attacks on Israel are depicted, along with the tremendous political tension between Tel Aviv and Washington that quickly took hold. Far from desperate moves to bring Israel into the war, the missile counter-attacks were actually astute moves by Saddam Hussein to cause pointed antipathy between two of his foes and to derail much of the coalition air attack on his country. The limits of the strategic air campaign against Iraq are then spelled out in depth, including the general failures of the Stealth bomber, Tomahawk cruise missiles, and the overall fruitless quest to get to Iraq's political leadership and its nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programs. This is contrasted with the widespread damage done to Iraq's civilian infrastructure, including hundreds of civilian deaths from the air bombardment. The tactical operation to destroy Iraqi forces in southern Iraq is then laid out, highlighted by the immense difficulty the coalition had in gaining real-time bomb-damage assessments on Iraqi targets and providing timely attack coordinates to the pilots involved in the attack. Consequently, and also because of adept counter-measures by the Iraqis, the tactical phase of the air war is shown to be a general failure. Volume 2 ends with the surprise Iraqi invasion of Saudi Arabia, highlighted by the easy takeover of the city of Khafji near the Kuwaiti border. Iraqi tactics are shown to have capitalized on the failures of the US Air force to block the takeover, and additional failures by the Saudis and other Gulf states to retake the city quickly are presented. Placed throughout Volume 2 are examples of frustration and anger on the part of American military officials involved in the war effort as well as building concern and overall discontent on the part of President Bush and other key members of the White House. Also integrated throughout the volume are dozens of video links to relevant speeches, television news broadcasts, and battlefield footage relevant to the given text.

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction
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COLOR RACISM IN ISLAM III:: MUSLIM PRIDE IN PREJUDICE

by r da costa vaughan

This is an illustrated work. It visually presents what history records regarding aspects of Islam. It is part of a series that began with Color Racism In Islam: A Hidden History and Color Racism In Islam II: Highlighting Our Differences. It is also adjunct to Color In Mind: The Golden, The Black And The White In Islam and Islam, African Religion And People Of The Book.Muslims leaders teach that Islam is comprehensive. Scrutiny of Islam's many obfuscations reveal distilled information from the Islamic Holy Book, "The Reading" or in Arabic, al-qur'an.The Qur'an addresses its message to the world. However al-qur'an maintains that it is most clearly addressed to Arabic speaking ulu al-albab, “Men of Understanding,” al-'alamun, “Those who know” and “Those who are wise and Those of Assured Faith.”This list of knowledgeable Arabic speakers and readers may be called The Conservators of Islam. It is they for whom the Qur'an was delivered to provide them its insightful teachings and guidance.It is difficult to accurately appreciate the teachings of the Qur'an without knowing Arabic. The Qur'an itself says so. How important truly is it to have familiarity with Arabic to better understand the Qur'an and Islam?A clear example may be taken from the Arabic word for infidel kafir rooted in the word for unbelief or kufr. An English example of rooted words shows in "portable, import, export, deport, report, teleport etc." which are all rooted in the basic "port" meaning "to carry."Arabic is substantially a language of roots. One Arabic word can carry and convey multiple meanings for “those who know.”A partial list from authoritative translations of the Qur'an has these meanings for kafir, kufr and their rooted offshoots, "unbeliever, infidel, those who deny the Hereafter, blasphemers, those without faith, those who reject, resist and defy Allah, those who detest the revelation, ungrateful wretches or creatures, those who show ingratitude etc."Sura 2:89 in example addresses these "infidels" saying, "but the curse of Allah is on these kafirs" (with all the above meanings attached).The Conservators of Islam use exculpatory propaganda against the repeated negativity in Islamic teachings. Regardless, there is a curse put on the kafirs whom Allah created. They are classed as an enemy against Allah who are plotting as well against Him.All unbelievers share common faults detailed by the Qur'an. In addition to them being cursed, three other characteristics unite them: They do not hold this life in disdain and focus on the Hereafter. They do not fear God as they should, resulting in the need for them to be penalized in this life. Their obstinacy as transgressors in one form or another marks them all as inferior.The Qur'an is very clear in denouncing all unbelievers as “the worst of beasts, creatures or animals.” Sura 98:6 is one example.Islam and its conservators hold to the view revealed in the Qur'an that this life and this world are nothing but decadent distractions from the path to Allah. They believe that this life in the world is cursed.Subsequently, they are confident that "the Hereafter is best." Sura 29:25 casts aspersion on "mutual love and regard between yourselves in this life."Sura 42:52 describes the Qur'an as a "Light" to guide people to the "Straight Path." The Qur'an also says in enticement to “People of the Book” in Sura 4:163,"We have sent you inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms."When readers consider the Judeo-Christian teaching that begins, "God so loved the world” recorded at John 3:16, those who believe in Jesus or Judaism, along with other readers of the Sacred Books (al-zubur) may well question the “common ground” of conceptualizing words and actions shared by People of the Bo

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference
Size: 72 pages
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Fallgirls (Open Access): Gender and the Framing of Torture at Abu Ghraib (Classical and Contemporary Social Theory)

by Ryan Ashley Caldwell

Genre: History, Middle East, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: Unknown
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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 national actors or broad political mobilization, the book examines both the achievements and the limits of this strategy. 

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 204 pages
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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, Katharina Galor illuminates the complex legal contexts and ethical precepts that underlie archaeological activity and the discourse of "cultural heritage" in Jerusalem. This book addresses the pressing need to disentangle historical documentation from the religious aspirations, social ambitions, and political commitments that shape its interpretation.  

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
Size: 272 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Hittites: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

The Hittites lived among gods and kings and captivated the mysterious Sir Lawrence of Arabia, among many eager minds. Who were they? Simply warlike conquerors on a mission to impose Hittite power on the world? How did they become part of the elite highly-exclusive club of kings as great as Egyptian, Assyrian, and Babylonian empires of the second millennium BCE?

Inside you will read about...
✓ Sources
✓ Sir Lawrence of Arabia, Helen of Troy, Origins and Remarkable Missing Links
✓ The Bronze and Iron Age – Hittites and their Contemporaries
✓ Life and Times of the Hittites and Notable Events: Kingdoms and Empire-Building
✓ Notable Achievements, Ongoing Exploration and Unraveling their Extraordinary Mysteries

They created a complex system of collective governance and changed the metallurgy of the ancient world. This mysterious empire remained the unknown fourth empire and thanks to their tradition of preservation we continue solving mysteries buried in their ancient past.

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Don’t Say we didn’t Know

by Amos Gvirtz

The Israeli – Palestinian conflict – a new approach!This book is formulated with the understanding that on both sides of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict there are people who want the same thing: peace and protection of human rights. This fact is also what inspires the author to address some very moral questions and raise constructive and productive explanations about:Why don’t people want to know about their own country’s crimes?Why do Human Rights and Peace movements’ activities evoke such strong opposition?This book focuses on the positive aspects of those questions and takes a deeper look into those few movements that were successful, while analyzing what enabled them to turn into massive movements creating major change. The book emphasizes the fact that there can be a way to reach what people on both sides desire – peace and offers a vision of "escalation of nonviolence" to make it happen.

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: Unknown
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