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Final destination: The Armenian genocide

by Jim Seckler

In 1909 Constantinople, a young Turk finds the truth about his past. He also meets a beautiful Armenian girl who flees from the growing persecution culminating in one of the worst genocides in modern history....

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 351 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 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 04 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Saudi Arabian Oil Policy and the Iran-Iraq War: What Drives Saudi Arabian Oil Policy?

by Alexander Hay

Saudi Arabian oil reserves are the largest in the world. This fact takes on vital significance in light of the Saudi's financial position. Historically, Saudi Arabia has had rather limited financial needs which has allowed it to vary its production according to Saudi desires rather than by necessity. This has placed Saudi Arabia in the theoretical position of dominant producer within OPEC, with the ability to lower production to support OPEC pricing policy in weak markets, and raise production in order to punish members whose actions go against the wishes of OPEC or Saudi Arabia.

However, Saudi Arabia has often been forced to take actions concerning oil policy which have been decidedly against its long term economic interests, and furthermore, against its long-term political i...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 113 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The History of Armenian Masonry: The Return of the Lodge

by Michael Boyajian

A history of Armenian masonry that goes back to the legendary origins of Noah to the operative stone masons to the speculative masons to the lodges of the 1800s, their destruction during the genocide and revival in 1991....

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Why Is there a Civil War in Syria?: The reason refugees coming to Europe

by Gregory March

The Syrian Civil War is an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict in Syria fought between the Ba'athist Syrian Arab Republic led by President Bashar al-Assad, along with its allies, and various forces opposing both the government and each other in varying combinations.The unrest in Syria, part of a wider wave of the 2011 Arab Spring protests, grew out of discontent with the Assad government and escalated to an armed conflict after protests calling for his removal were violently suppressed. The war is being fought by several factions: the Syrian government and its international allies, a loose alliance of Sunni rebel groups (including the Free Syrian Army), the majority-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front), and the Islamic State of Iraq and t...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 67 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Anti-Madhabism: A Bridge to Irreligion

by Imaam Muammed Zahid Al-Kawthari

Muslims have been relying on the four schools of thought (Madhabs) for Islamic jurisprudence for about thirteen centuries. Starting from the beginning of the 18th century, a war has been launched against the Madhabs. In the 1940s Imaam Muhammed Zahid Al-Kawthari analyzed the situation and revealed the real goals of the proponents of anti-madhabism and lists the perils of this abominable innovation. Once you read this booklet, you may be able to recognize the contemporary propaganda of anti-madhabism that often presents itself like a wolf in sheep's clothing....

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 29 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Catch The Jew!: Eye-opening education - You will never look at Israel the same way again

by Tuvia Tenenbom

Don't miss out on Tuvia's newest #1 book! Search for 'The Lies They Tell' and get it today!Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of gonzo journalist Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel and the Palestinian Authority for seven months in search of the untold truths in today's Holy Land. With holy chutzpah, Tenenbom boldly goes where no Jew has gone before, at times risking his life as he assumes the identities of Tobi the German and even Abu Ali in order to probe into the many stories in this strange land and poke holes in all of them.From the self-hating leftists in Tel Aviv to the self-promoting PLO execs in Ramallah, from the black-clad Haredim of Bet Shemesh to the glowing foreign human rights activists in Beit Hanina, from Jewish settlers and the Christians who come from abroad t...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Humor
Size: 486 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

The death of Islam: On Why Muslims Desperately Need the Myths of the Quran to be Scientifically Proven

by Abdelhay Tali

Human beings have always been dependent on myth. Myth bakers are two kinds; The ones that bake the story or the religion itself, and the ones that decorate it. Although Muhammad had baked a cake of irrational, unchangeable beliefs for his followers to swallow without asking questions, a cloud of doubt seem to be endlessly hovering above Muslims over their history. As a result, Muslim scholars find themselves constantly in need to change the cake decoration whenever needed, to update the deception of the simple-minded laymen....

Genre: History, Middle East, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 12 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Islam, African Religion And People Of The Book

by r da costa vaughan

Arab Muslims, especially Islam's clerical class and Islam's learned scholars, are masters of historical distortion.This is an assessment and determination based on historical sources and fact. They use the Qur'an and their religion to shield themselves from criticism. They resort to intimidation as they themselves hurl crass invectives at unbelievers and the West for being disrespectful.Historically, the world has been deceived by Islam. The historical record shows that Arab Muslims and the Qur'an created color racism and prejudice.Contrary to prevailing popular belief, color racism and prejudice were neither Western innovations nor ideas created by Western or European White people.The Qur'an and Arab Muslims paved the way for Western White perversions of human rights under colonialism and...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 87 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Ottoman Art of War: Power Tactics & Strategy For Today

by Steffan Ileman

They came on horseback from Central Asia and went on to grow one of the longest-lasting empires in history. They established history's first multicultural state centuries before British colonies in North America declared the United States of America. They had superior military and organizational skills that ended the Medieval Age in Europe and set the stage for the Renaissance and the Age of Reason as the power of feudal lords eroded under their big guns. Their legendary elite combat core, the Janissaries, was a phenomenon in transformative education.

Ottoman Empire was Europe's first welfare state based on privately funded charities. The Empire's trade pact with France was history's first free trade agreement. Like the United States the Ottoman Empire attracted talent, know-h...

Genre: Business & Investing, Business Life, Management & Leadership, History, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 55 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

It's Not Just About Running: Reflections on Life and Change in Egypt

by A. I. Shoukry

Author A. I. Shoukry describes his running moments like a window with a sunrise view for a prisoner kept in solitary confinement. After witnessing a revolution in Egypt, running twice for the parliamentary elections, and being a former leader of two political parties, he decided to take a break from politics and start running. From being barely able to run 2k, he became a half-marathon runner aged 39.However, this book isn’t just about running; it’s about a runner’s reflections on life, change, and the love of running in Egypt. It’s a memoir about self-discovery and searching for freedom and love of life. It's about the integration of body, mind, and soul. It’s about family and friends, relationships, and work. In this book, Shoukry explores the meanings of faith, pain, stress, f...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness, Self-Help, Motivational, History, Africa, Middle East, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies, Individual Sports, Other Team Sports, Travel
Size: 152 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 April 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

The Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty: A Captivating Guide to Two Iranian Dynasties Who Ruled Persia from 1736 to 1925

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Most people have heard about the famous and mighty Persian Empire of old, be it the one ruled by the Achaemenid Dynasty which challenged the Greeks and ultimately fell to the might Alexander the Great or the later Persian Empire ruled by the Parthian and Sassanid Dynasties which fought against the Romans an the Byzantines before being conquered by the Arab tribes which brought the Islamic religion to the Iranian Plateau. However, after those glory days of the ancient era, the Persian story is relatively ignored, hidden in the dark corners of history. Because of this, most of us have no idea how the Persian Empire became the contemporary Iranian republic. This gui...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 78 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Julfa and New Julfa Armenians: Depopulation Exodus Destruction Sanctuary

by Michael Boyajian

From the depopulation of Julfa to the birth of New Julfa these Armenians experienced destruction, exodus and sanctuary. Shah Abbas force marches the Armenians out of old Julfa into Persia. They suffer greatly on the journey but the Shah builds them a new city, New Julfa, where they experience great wealth and peace. But then oppression returns......

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 45 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Suleiman the Magnificent: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Suleiman the Magnificent* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Suleiman the Magnificent, tenth sultan of the Ottoman Empire, may be an unfamiliar figure to many today. But in the sixteenth century, his military campaigns played a huge role in the shifting face of European politics. He was a man in search of power—his quest carried him not only to daring military exploits in Europe and Asia, but also through the intricate web of the Ottoman court, where deceit, scheming, and treachery abounded. Inside you will read about...✓ The Makings of a Sultan✓ A Rising Power✓ The Besieged Island✓ Court Life, Consorts, and Counsellors✓ King Ferdinand and Vienna✓ To the Edges of the Map✓ T...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Clarion of Syria: A Patriot's Call against the Civil War of 1860

by Butrus al-Bustani

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. When Nafir Suriyya—“The Clarion of Syria”—was penned between September 1860 and April 1861, its author Butrus al-­Bustani, a major figure in the modern Arabic Renaissance, had witnessed his homeland undergo unprecedented violence in what many today consider Lebanon’s first civil war. Written during Ottoman and European investigations into the causes and culprits of the atrocities, The Clarion of Syria is both a commentary on the politics of state intervention and social upheaval, and a set of visions for the future of Syrian society in the wake of conflict.   This translation makes a key historical document...

Genre: History, Middle East, Education & Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Size: 178 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The House of Nahyan: The Story of an Arabian Dynasty

by James Edmonds

They are one of the world's most powerful families. They control the world's largest sovereign wealth fund. Their combined holdings are estimated to be worth a trillion dollars, far outweighing any of the largest publicly listed companies. Yet they are the most secretive of dynasties, obsessive about their privacy and uninterested in publicity. They are the Al-Nahyan, the hereditary rulers of oil-rich Abu Dhabi – a family of once obscure, nomadic camel-herders who rose to become powerful players on the global stage, influencing geopolitics and growing the richest family business now in existence. Their story is one of high drama and folly, palace intrigue and seas of oil and money, of all the benefits and disillusionment of the modern world.In The House of Nahyan, James Edmonds examines...

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: 185 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

He Will Rule as God: Ancient Israel History, An Old Testament Commentary

by Anthony Pellegrino

On Sale For Short Time!!!He Will Rule as God unveils the true history of ancient Israel and Judah. The controversial publication is an in-depth examination, but also an unbiased and objective commentary on the first fourteen books of the Old Testament.He Will Rule as God deciphers the time-forgotten events that occurred in pre-exilic Palestine. Although the biblical stories of the Old Testament have confounded people for centuries, this book finally conveys the underlying meaning and origin of the myths and in so doing, reveals the lost history of the Holy Land. Furthermore, the research also details how independent religious factions in ancient Israel and Judah united not only their institutions, but also their histories. These endeavors created a unified Israel nation and thereby a new a...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Christianity, Judaism
Size: 482 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Cyrus the Great: A Life from Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

To Destroy Jerusalem (The Jerusalem Spy Series)

by Howard Kaplan

Rich in historical detail, TO DESTROY JERUSALEM is a thrilling tale of espionage, nationalism, and fate When a neutron source— a necessary component in triggering a nuclear explosion— is stolen in New York, the CIA calls on Shai Shaham, the legendary Mossad field agent. To trace the stolen neutron source, Shai needs to locate where and how those behind the theft are obtaining plutonium so he heads to Amsterdam to meet Ramzy Awwad, the Palestinian agent who Shai had been ordered to kill at the end of a mission together. He doesn’t know if Ramzy is more likely to help stop the plotters or join the Palestinian people in the midst of the first intifada (uprising) in the Occupied Territories.Set in 1990, TO DESTROY JERUSALEM is the tale of a terrifying plot that spans the globe, from Ri...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, Jewish, Action & Adventure, Travel
Size: 332 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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 25 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

I Am Cyrus: Harry S. Truman and the Rebirth of Israel

by Craig von Buseck

Improbable, if not impossible. How could a people who’d been scattered for two millennia reestablish a homeland on their ancient soil?Against all odds, an irresistible desire to return grew in courageous Jewish men and women who set out to rebuild their decimated homeland.Help came first through Great Britain’s pledge to restore Palestine to the Jews. Britain, however, nearly reneged on that promise just as the Jews faced the Nazi Holocaust.Near the end of WWII, an unlikely man rose to the presidency of the United States. Harry S. Truman, a farmer and failed business owner, would decide not only the fate of Jewish survivors but also the future of their homeland.As a vote approached in the fledgling United Nations, pressure mounted. Truman slammed the White House doors shut to all who w...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Lost City of Ubar: The History and Legends of the Ancient Arabian City Known as the Atlantis of the Sands

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes excerpts of medieval accounts*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsThe story of Atlantis has captured the minds and hearts of historians, scientists, artists, and writers for millennia, and yet, it never ceases to amaze people when told that the only literary evidence that exists comes from a single 4th century BCEE author. The Athenian philosopher Plato, famous for his dialogues in which the Socratic Method was invented, was the first writer to mention the mysterious continent of Atlantis. In his works Timaeus and Critias, Plato outlines the beginning of the story of Atlantis, but the Critias, where the longer and more detailed account takes place, was never finished and, therefore, has become the mysterious germ for millennia...

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Battle of Vienna (1683): The History and Legacy of the Decisive Conflict between the Ottoman Turkish Empire and Holy Roman Empire

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“Ours are treasures unheard of . . . tents, sheep, cattle and no small number of camels . . . it is victory as nobody ever knew before, the enemy now completely ruined, everything lost for them. They must run for their sheer lives . . . General Starhemberg hugged and kissed me and called me his saviour.” – Polish King John III Sobieski There are certain events that are famous not so much in themselves, noteworthy as they might be, but on account of their role in the context of history. Seismic shifts pivot upon the outcome of such events, and many of them come from battles, for it is an unfortunate but irrefutable fact of history that humanity is shaped by the force of arms...

Genre: History, Europe, Middle East
Size: 79 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

100 THINGS YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ISRAEL (TRIVIA COLLECTIONS Book 1)

by SHING SCHIH

Knowledge is infinite. Life is a continuous process of learning. The series of Trivia Collections gather knowledge from different subjects. If you are eager for knowing more about the world, this Trivia Collections could best suit your interest. Including 100 Q & A with informative explanation, you can learn about the common knowledge as well as something you seldom think about. This trivia, with the subject matter as Israel, will help you gain a deeper insight into every aspects of Israel, including but not limited to its culture, history, geography, etc.Israel - When people hear about the Middle East, thoughts related to religious traditions come to mind, antiquities, great events that marked an era as well as conflicts that continue to this day. Israel is a Middle Eastern country that h...

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: 97 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Israel: People, Places, and Events that Shaped the History of Israel

by Noa Landau

History of IsraelIsrael is a unique country, and its history is a mere testament to that. This book’s aim is to track the history of Israel back to ancient times, the patriarchs, the exodus, the most influential Kings, as well as other critical events that inevitably marked its development. This is the story of a nation that fought hard to establish a country. It is the story of a nation that went through a rebirth process after living in diaspora for centuries. We are confident that you will find this book appealing if you want to expand your understanding of Israel and its history!Buy This Book Now!...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, World
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Judea And Samaria: It’s Time To Annex

by Dov Ivry

The book begins this way.

This is my 51st book, all but six non-fiction. I started churning them out less than four years ago when I realized that thanks to Internet you can self-publish. I’m in my 70s and I was looking for something to do. Normally I don’t start writing until I do the research and understand the subject. I plunged forward here and about 35 pages in I discovered there is a hidden dimension that I was only vaguely aware of and did not give much weight. The result is that this book has an unusual structure. I’ve left the first part as I wrote it because it stands as it is and it is what any reasonable person might say. Then I’m going off the deep end into the hidden dimension and things will appear quite differently.

I haven’t the slightes...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 75 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

The Richest Man in Babylon

by George S. Clason

Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth. Countless readers have been helped by the famous “Babylonian parables,” hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of — and a solution to — your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime. This is the book that holds the secrets to keeping your money — and making more. The R...

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, Finance, History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
Size: 72 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

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Israel Defense Force Brigadier General Gal Hirsch has taken part in all of Israel’s military confrontations since 1982, leaving a unique signature on a wide scope of strategic thinking owing to his deep understanding of operational art and military planning. In 2009, Hirsch’s autobiographical book in Hebrew, War Story, Love Story, was published and instantly appeared on the Israeli bestseller list where it stayed for many months. The description of his own personal journey offers deep, open-minded, and critical insights into the most significant milestones in Israel’s defense in the past 30 years, in which he played a key role.This new, revised, and reconceived English edition of the book offers international readers a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind, contextual description of Israeli n...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 450 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Sarmatians and Scythians: A Captivating Guide to the Barbarians of Iranian Origins and How These Ancient Tribes Fought Against the Roman Empire, Goths, Huns, and Persians

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Sarmatians and Scythians, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Masters of the horse, the Scythians and Sarmatians opened the Eurasian Steppe to nomadic civilizations like it had never seen before. For the first time, a group of tribes sharing a common culture called the Steppe their home, adapting themselves to its harshness. Born out of this environment, a very particular way to live was adopted and later spread to peoples of Central Asia—the pastoral nomadic lifestyle. It would be the bane of organized armies of great empires, as the excellent mobility granted by their superior horse-riding skills were no match compared to the slow, organized infantry.The tale of the Scythians and Sarmatians have lasted through history, an...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East
Size: 57 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Iran: Make Love not War: Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll on the Silk Road

by Mary Jane Walker

“THE first thing I saw at the border was a man’s butt as he stuffed smuggled cigarettes down his trousers. I met prostitutes whose profession was sanctioned as temporary marriage by clerics. I was offered alcohol and all the drugs under the sun in the north, and saw illegal pubs with people drinking. And I saw the most fabulous crown jewels and palaces anywhere.“All this I experienced travelling overland and learning tips to pass on to you. I saw Tehran, the Shah’s Golestan Palace, Persepolis, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Yazd. Many women took their hijabs off whenever they could, and people played music under the bridges of Isfahan. I discovered the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism and visited its funeral towers where the dead were laid out to be eaten by vultures. These were near the S...

Genre: History, Middle East, Travel, Specialty Travel
Size: 287 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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