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  • Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul For Saudi Crude

    Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul For Saudi Crude

    Genre: Politics,Middle East,History,Political Science
    Author: Robert Baer
    Duration: 09:00:00

    Saudi Arabia is more and more an irrational state—a place that spawns global terrorism even as it succumbs to an ancient and deeply seated isolationism, a kingdom led by a royal family that can’t get out of the way of its own greed. Is this the fulcrum we want the global economy to balance on?” ... [ more ]

  • Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

    Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone

    Genre: History,North American,Middle East
    Author: Rajiv Chandrasekaran
    Duration: 10:21:00

    This unprecedented account takes us into the Green Zone, headquarters for the American occupation in Iraq, and shows how the Coalition Provisional Authority helped fuel the insurgency by ignoring pressing Iraqi needs to pursue irrelevant neoconservative solutions and pie-in-the-sky policies. ... [ more ]

  • Upanishads: A New Translation

    Upanishads: A New Translation

    Genre: History,Literature,Philosophy,Middle East,History,Literature,Philosophy,Middle East
    Author: Thomas Egenes, Vernon Katz
    Duration: 04:00:00

    This new translation of The Upanishads is at once delightfully simple and rigorously learned, providing today's readers with an accurate, accessible rendering of the core work of ancient Indian philosophy. The Upanishads are often considered the most important literature from ancient India. Yet ... [ more ]

  • Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Fought for a New Afghanistan

    Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Fought for a New Afghanistan

    Genre: History,Middle East
    Author: Eric Blehm
    Duration: 12:46:00

    Eric Blehm, author of the award-winning The Last Season, is back with another true adventure story, The Only Thing Worth Dying For. Set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, The Only Thing Worth Dying For chronicles the untold story of the team of Green Berets that conquered the Taliban and helped bri ... [ more ]

  • Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    Genre: History,Middle East
    Author: Scott Anderson
    Duration: 23:49:00

    A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in twentieth century history—the Arab Revolt and the secret game to control the Middle East The Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T. E. Lawrence, “a sideshow of a sideshow.” As ... [ more ]

  • Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

    Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

    Genre: History,Politics,Middle East,United States,International Issues
    Author: Sarah Chayes
    Duration: 07:20:00

    A National Public Radio reporter covering the last stand of the Taliban in their home base of Kandahar in Afghanistan's southern borderland, Sarah Chayes became deeply immersed in the unfolding drama of the attempt to rebuild a broken nation at the crossroads of the world's destiny. Her NPR tour up ... [ more ]

  • Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

    Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

    Genre: History,Middle East
    Author: Dan Ephron
    Duration: 09:57:57

    A riveting story about the murder that changed a nation: the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin remains the single most consequential event in Israel's recent history and one that fundamentally altered the trajectory for both Israel and the Pale ... [ more ]

  • Generation Freedom: The Middle East Uprisings and the Future of Faith

    Generation Freedom: The Middle East Uprisings and the Future of Faith

    Genre: History,Politics,World,Middle East,Lectures,World Affairs,Civil Rights
    Author: Bruce Feiler
    Duration: 03:42:00

    Timely and provocative, Generation Freedom looks at the historic youth uprisings sweeping the Middle East and what they mean for the future of peace, coexistence, and relations with the West. At a time when the world is asking how the Arab Spring and the death of Osama bin Laden will reshape ou ... [ more ]

  • Mountains of the Pharaohs: The Untold Story of the Civilization and the Powerful Royal Dynasty That Built the Pyramids of Egy

    Mountains of the Pharaohs: The Untold Story of the Civilization and the Powerful Royal Dynasty That Built the Pyramids of Egy

    Genre: History,Middle East,Ancient Civilizations
    Author: Zahi Hawass
    Duration: 06:16:00

    An unprecedented account of one of civilization's greatest achievements. The great pyramids of Giza have intrigued humanity for thousands of years. Questions about the construction and the purpose of these majestic monuments have existed since the middle period of ancient Egyptian civilization; ... [ more ]

  • Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

    Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

    Genre: History,NonFiction,Philosophy,World,Middle East,Politics
    Author: Hannah Arendt
    Duration: 11:23:00

    Hannah Arendt's authoritative report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann is a classic examination of evil from one of the great philosophers of the twentieth century. ... [ more ]

  • Afghanistan

    Afghanistan

    Genre: History,Middle East,Military
    Author: Stephen Tanner
    Duration: 14:39:00

    For more than 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads not only for armies but also for clashes between civilizations. As a result of the United States' engaging in armed conflict with the Afghan regime, an understanding of the military history of that bl ... [ more ]

  • Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

    Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

    Genre: History,Politics,Middle East,Military,Current Affairs,History,Politics,Middle East,Military,Current Affairs
    Author: Lawrence Wright
    Duration: 17:26:06

    With the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. Here, in ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker, he recalls the path that terror in the Middle East has taken, from ... [ more ]

  • Cursed Victory: Israel and the Occupied Territories; A History

    Cursed Victory: Israel and the Occupied Territories; A History

    Genre: History,Middle East
    Author: Ahron Bregman
    Duration: 13:19:00

    In a move that would forever alter the map of the Middle East, Israel captured the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip, and Sinai Peninsula in 1967's brief but pivotal Six Day War. Cursed Victory is the first complete history of the war's troubled aftermath-a military occupation of the Palestinian ... [ more ]

  • Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service

    Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service

    Genre: History,Middle East,History,Middle East
    Author: Michael Bar-Zohar, Nissim Mishal
    Duration: 14:37:00

    The Mossad is widely recognized today as the best intelligence service in the world. It is also the most enigmatic, shrouded in secrecy. In Mossad, authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dange ... [ more ]

  • Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful mercenary Army

    Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful mercenary Army

    Genre: History,North American,Middle East,Military
    Author: Jeremy Scahill
    Duration: 14:33:00

    It was the Mogadishu moment of the Iraq war. March 31, 2004, four American mercenaries are ambushed in the Sunni hotbed of Fallujah, their jeeps set ablaze with the men inside. An angry mob drags their charred corpses through the streets, hanging them from a bridge over the Euphrates River. Fallujah ... [ more ]

  • How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

    How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

    Genre: History,Middle East,Americas
    Author: Thomas E. Woods Jr., Ph.D.
    Duration: 07:02:00

    No institution has done more to shape Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church and in ways that many of us have forgotten or never known. This book by best-selling author and professor Thomas E. Woods is essential reading for recovering this lost truth. ... [ more ]

  • Copper Scroll

    Copper Scroll

    Genre: History,Thriller,Middle East
    Author: Joel C. Rosenberg
    Duration: 09:53:00

    On June 1, 1956, the New York Times broke a story that captured the imagination of the world. Another Dead Sea Scroll had been found, unlike any before it, describing unimaginable treasures worth untold billions buried in the hills east of Jerusalem and under the Holy City itself. In the years that ... [ more ]

  • Three Empires On The Nile: The Victorian Jihad, 1869-1899

    Three Empires On The Nile: The Victorian Jihad, 1869-1899

    Genre: History,Middle East
    Author: Dominic Green
    Duration: 13:08:00

    A secular regime is toppled by Western intervention, but an Islamic backlash turns the liberators into occupiers. Caught between interventionists at home and fundamentalists abroad, a prime minister flounders as his ministers betray him, alliances fall apart, and a runaway general makes policy in th ... [ more ]

  • Jerusalem: The Biography

    Jerusalem: The Biography

    Genre: History,Middle East,History,Middle East
    Author: John Lee, Simon Sebag Montefiore
    Duration: 25:33:51

    Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Pales ... [ more ]

  • Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Defending Democracy

    Defending Identity: Its Indispensable Role in Defending Democracy

    Genre: History,NonFiction,Politics,Middle East,History,International Issues,Politics,History,NonFiction,Politics,Middle East,History,International Issues,Politics
    Author: Natan Sharansky, Shira Weiss Wolosky
    Duration: 07:09:00

    If the history of the twentieth century can be seen as a successful struggle to expand personal freedoms, then the history of the twenty-first century will be seen as a contest to assert cultural, ethnic, or religious identities. From the crisis in Europe, where identity is seen as inimical to democ ... [ more ]