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A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster
By Random House Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
The key to understanding the calamitous Afghan war is the complex, ultimately failed relationship between the powerful, duplicitous Karzai family and the United States, brilliantly portrayed here by the former Kabul bureau chief for The Washington Post. The United States went to Afghanistan on a simple mission: avenge the September 11 attacks and drive the Taliban from power. This took less than two months. Over the course of the next decade, the ensuing fight for power and money - supplied to

Brotherhood of Warriors: Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in One of the World's Most Elite Counterterrorism Units
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781400107018, isbn: 1400107016,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
Beverly Hills native Aaron Cohen was eighteen years old when he left behind his privileged American life with the single-minded ambition of joining Israel's top anti-terrorist commando unit. After fifteen months of grueling training, Cohen was offered the only post a non-Israeli can hold: a top-secret, highly controversial unit that dispatches operatives disguised as Arabs into the Palestinian-controlled West Bank to abduct Hamas leaders and bring them to Israel for trial. Cohen learned

Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781482909302, isbn: 1482909308,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews
[Read by Tavia Gilbert] [Introduction by Craig Corrie] [Introduction Read by Edward Asner] This inspiring memoir brings to life all that it means to come of age. Rachel Corrie's determination to make a better, more peaceful world took her from Olympia, Washington, to the Middle East, where she died in 2003 while trying to block the demolition of a Palestinian family's home in the Gaza Strip. A twenty-three-year-old American activist, Corrie also possessed a striking gift for poetry, writing,

The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late shah's widow, Empress Farah. In this remarkably human portrait of one of the 20th century's most complicated personalities, author Andrew Scott Cooper traces Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He highlights the turbulence of the postwar era, during which the shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to

Lemon Tree
By Highbridge Audio
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ean: 9781565119888, isbn: 1565119886,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
In 1967, not long after the Six Day War, three young Arabs ventured into the town of Ramla, in Jewish Israel. They were on a pilgrimage to see their separate childhood homes, from which their families had been driven out nearly twenty years before during the Israeli war for independence. Only one was welcomed: Bashir Al-Khayri was greeted at the door by a young woman named Dalia. This act of kindness in the face of years of animosity and warfare is the starting point for a remarkable true

Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy
By Hachette Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews
The year is 1997. Michael Soussan, a fresh-faced young graduate, takes up a new job at the UN's Oil-for-Food program, the largest humanitarian operation in the organization's history. His mission is to help Iraqi civilians survive the devastating impact of economic sanctions that were imposed following the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. As a gaffe-prone novice in a world of sensitive taboos, Soussan struggles to negotiate the increasing paranoia of his incomprehensible boss and the inner workings

On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story
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ean: 9781400103607, isbn: 1400103606,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews
A riveting memoir from the Navy doctor praised as ''Hero, M.D.'' on the cover of Newsweek. Cdr. Richard Jadick's story is one of the most extraordinary to come out of the war in Iraq. At thirty-eight, the last place the Navy doctor was expected to be was on the front lines. He was too old to be called up, but not too old to volunteer. In November 2004, with the military reeling from an acute doctor shortage, Jadick chose to accompany the First Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment (the ''1/8'') to

A Soldier's Promise: The Heroic True Story of an American Soldier and an Iraqi Boy
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
After the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, First Sergeant Daniel Hendrex was dispatched along with his unit, Dragon Company, to Husaybah, a small town bordering Syria in the Sunni-dominated Al Anbar Province in Iraq. Their mission was to plug the bottleneck at the border checkpoint, where foreign fighters and weapons smugglers were filtering through daily to join the increasingly menacing insurgency growing rapidly in the region. It was at this checkpoint, amid relentless attacks, that Daniel and

By Tantor Audio
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Solacers tells the touching story of a boy's search for family life and safety following the divorce of his parents in Iran during the 1960s. The first child of a heartless father and a discarded mother is left to fend for himself on the streets of Mashhad, seeking food and shelter wherever he can. His lonely early years are an unbelievable tale of cruelty and betrayal on the part of nearly everyone who might be expected to help, save for one aunt who does her best to keep him from starving.

A Time to Betray: The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran
By Tantor Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
A true story as exhilarating as a great spy thriller, as turbulent as today's headlines from the Middle East, A Time to Betray reveals what no other previous CIA operative's memoir possibly could: the inner workings of the notorious Revolutionary Guards of Iran, as witnessed by an Iranian man inside their ranks who spied for the American government. It is a human story, a chronicle of family and friendships torn apart by a terror-mongering regime, and how the adult choices of three childhood

Between Two Worlds: From Tyranny to Freedom My Escape from the Inner Circle of Saddam
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781400101801, isbn: 1400101808,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to serve as Saddam Hussein's personal pilot, her family often forced to spend weekends with Saddam where he watched their every move. As a palace insider, Zainab offers a singular glimpse of what it is like to come of age under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call ''uncle.'' She watched as Saddam pitted friends, spouses and even children against each other to compete for his approval. She was

Icon of Evil: Hitler's Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam
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ean: 9781400156719, isbn: 9781400156719,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
In the 1920s, Hajj Amin-al-Husseini was the political and spiritual leader of the Palestinian Arabs. A vicious anti-Semite, he led numerous pogroms against Jewish settlers. During World War II, al-Husseini allied himself and his people with Hitler; he lived in Germany, met with Hitler, encouraged ''the final solution,'' and became close friends with Himmler and other Nazis. After the war, al-Husseini escaped (he would certainly have been convicted at Nuremberg for war crimes) and fled to Egypt.

Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian
By Brilliance Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews
Few historians end up as historical actors in their own right, but Bernard Lewis has both witnessed and participated in some of the key events of the last century. When we think of the Middle East, we see it in terms that he defined and articulated. In this exceptional memoir he shares stories of his wartime service in London and Cairo, decrypting intercepts for MI6, with sometimes unexpected consequences. After the war, he was the first Western scholar ever invited into the Ottoman archives

The Trade: My Journey into the Labyrinth of Political Kidnapping
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781515957461, isbn: 1515957462,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
In 2008, American journalist Jere Van Dyk was kidnapped and held for forty-five days. At the time, he had no idea who his kidnappers were. They demanded a ransom and the release of three of their comrades from Guantanamo, yet they hinted at their ties to Pakistan and to the Haqqani network, a uniquely powerful group that now holds the balance of power in large parts of Afghanistan and the tribal areas of Pakistan. After his release, Van Dyk wrote a book about his capture and what it took to

Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior
By Brilliance Audio
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ean: 9781480592469, isbn: 1480592463,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews
Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs—the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action-packed mission experience and top training role, Lieutenant Commander Denver understands exactly how tomorrow’s soldiers are recruited, sculpted, motivated, and deployed.Now, Denver takes you inside his fascinating personal story and the demanding SEAL training program he oversees. Arriving as a

Lawrence and the Arabs
By Brand: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781441721426, isbn: 1441721428,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews
The unique leader and warrior immortalized as ''Lawrence of Arabia'' is remembered in this official biography written by his friend, Robert Graves. T. E. Lawrence began his lifelong affair with the Middle East as a student at Oxford, taking a four-month walking tour of Syria to study the Crusaders castles. He later returned to the area as an archaeologist and was attached to British Army Intelligence in Egypt at the outbreak of World War I. In 1916, he set out on his greatest adventure: with no

Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq
By Random House Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
In 1958, Ahmad Chalabi's wealthy Shiite family was exiled from Iraq after a revolution that ultimately put Saddam Hussein in power. The young Chalabi devoted his life to restoring his family to prominence. His first coup attempt was in 1963 at age 19, while on a school break from MIT. His next was aided by Iranian intelligence. But as the years passed and Saddam stayed in power, Chalabi made an audacious decision: he needed the support of both Iran and its powerful archenemy, the United States.

Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu
By Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781549199127, isbn: 1549199129,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews
A deeply reported biography of the controversial Israeli Prime Minister, showing that we cannot understand Israel today without first understanding the man who leads it.For many in Israel and elsewhere, Benjamin Netanyahu is an anathema, an embarrassment, even a precursor to Donald Trump. But he continues to dominate Israeli public life. How can we explain his rise, his hold on Israeli politics, and his outsized role on the world's stage?In Bibi, journalist Anshel Pfeffer reveals the formative

No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination, and the Making of Modern Israel
By HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781538412206, isbn: 1538412209,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
[Read by Mark Bramhall] Shimon Peres, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, caps his legacy with this final book, completed shortly before his death -- a majestic, intimate, and personal exploration of modern Israel's history and values that provides invaluable insights for its future. In 1934, eleven-year-old Shimon Peres arrived in Palestine from his native Poland, leaving behind an extended family that would later be killed in the

The Fox Hunt: A Refugee's Memoir of Coming to America
By HarperAudio
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews
A young man's moving story of war, friendship, and hope in which he recounts his harrowing escape from a brutal civil war in Yemen with the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of interfaith activists in the West.  Born in the Old City of Sana'a, Yemen, to a pair of middle-class doctors, Mohammed Al Samawi was a devout Muslim raised to think of Christians and Jews as his enemy. But when Mohammed was 23, he secretly received a copy of the Bible, and what he read

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