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Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
By Brilliance Audio
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ean: 9781491532843, isbn: 149153284X,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
Sultana is a Saudi Arabian princess, a woman born to fabulous, uncountable wealth. She has four mansions on three continents, her own private jet, glittering jewels, designer dresses galore. But in reality she lives in a gilded cage. She has no freedom, no control over her own life, no value but as a bearer of sons. Hidden behind her black floor-length veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, her sons, and her country. Sultana is a member of the Saudi royal family, closely


Antony & Cleopatra
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781494513474, isbn: 1494513471,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 131 reviews
In this remarkable dual biography of the two great lovers of the ancient world, Adrian Goldsworthy goes beyond myth and romance to create a nuanced and historically acute portrayal of his subjects, set against the political backdrop of their time. A history of lives lived intensely at a time when the world was changing profoundly, this book takes listeners on a journey that crosses cultures and boundaries, from ancient Greece and ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire.Drawing on his prodigious


Pumpkinflowers
By HighBridge Audio
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ean: 9781622319923, isbn: 1622319923,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
Using humor, pop culture, and even musical references, Matti Friedman recreates the wartime experience in a narrative that is part memoir, part journalism, part military history. The years in question were pivotal ones, seeing the perfection of a type of warfare that would eventually be exported to Afghanistan and Iraq and has come to seem like the only kind of warfare in existence - wars in which there is never any clear victory, but not quite enough lives are lost to rally the country against


Saddam's Bombmaker: The Daring Escape of the Man Who Built Iraq's Secret Weapon
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
Khidhir Hamza, the Iraqi scientist who designed Baghdad's nuclear bomb, tells how he secretly developed the bomb with the cynical help of U.S., French, German, and British suppliers and experts and kept it hidden from U.N. inspectors after the Gulf War. Dr. Hamza also presents a startling, unprecedented portrait of Saddam himself, his drunken rages, his women, his fear of germs, and his cold-blooded murder of underlings. Saddam's Bombmaker is also a saga of one man's journey through the circles


Mystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men
By Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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ean: 9781543685275, isbn: 1543685277,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews
The Magi of nativity scenes are romanticized as well-dressed wisemen bringing gifts to Jesus. Traditional Chrstians tell of a miraculous star that guided exotic kings from Persia, India, and Africa. Academics dismiss both accounts as no more than a pious legend. Who is right? In The Mystery of the Magi, Dwight Longenecker shows that all sides are wrong and the Magi were diplomats from Petra, the capital of the Nabatean kingdom of Arabia. Weaving together the history, politics, and religion of


Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World
By HighBridge Audio
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ean: 9781681686844, isbn: 1681686848,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews
In the wake of the September 11 attacks and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Suzy Hansen, who grew up in an insular conservative town in New Jersey, was enjoying early success as a journalist for a high-profile New York newspaper. Increasingly, though, the disconnect between the chaos of world events and the response at home took on pressing urgency for her. Seeking to understand the Muslim world that had been reduced to scaremongering headlines, she moved to Istanbul.Hansen arrived in Istanbul


Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781400110742, isbn: 1400110742,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews
When Donovan Campbell's platoon deployed to Ramadi in the spring of 2004, they believed they'd be spending most of their time building schools, training police, and making friends with the citizens. But shortly after arriving, when Campbell awoke to the chilling cry of ''Jihad, Jihad, Jihad!'' echoing from minaret to minaret across the city, he knew they had an altogether different situation on their hands.For nearly the entire day, Joker-One-the forty-man infantry platoon that Campbell was


I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781452650425, isbn: 145265042X,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish-now known simply as the ''Gaza doctor''-captured hearts and headlines around the world in the aftermath of horrific tragedy: On January 16, 2009, Israeli shells hit his home in the Gaza Strip, killing three of his daughters and his niece.By turns inspiring and heartbreaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Abuelaish's account of an extraordinary life. A Palestinian doctor with a degree from Harvard who was born and raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip


Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781515961857, isbn: 1515961850,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
She has been called the female Lawrence of Arabia, which, while not inaccurate, fails to give Gertrude Bell her due. She was at one time the most powerful woman in the British Empire: a nation builder, the driving force behind the creation of modern-day Iraq. Born in 1868 into a world of privilege, Bell turned her back on Victorian society, choosing to read history at Oxford and going on to become an archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, and legendary


Every Man in This Village Is a Liar: An Education in War
By Random House Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
A few weeks after the planes crashed into the World Trade Centre on 9/11, LA Times journalist Megan Stack was thrust into Afghanistan and Pakistan, dodging gunmen and prodding warlords for information. She then travelled to other war ravaged countries of the Middle East including Israel and Libya, witnessing and telling the stories of the changing Muslim world. Stack relates her initial wild excitement and her slow disillusionment as the cost of violence outweighs the elusive promise of freedom


City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran
By Tantor Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
Ramita Navai gives voice to ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives: the porn star, the aging socialite, the assassin and enemy of the state who ends up working for the Republic, the dutiful housewife who files for divorce, and the old-time thug running a gambling den. In today's Tehran, intrigues abound and survival depends on an intricate network of falsehoods: mullahs visit prostitutes, local mosques train barely pubescent boys in crowd-control tactics, and cosmetic surgeons


Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel's Soul
By Gildan Media on Dreamscape Audio
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ean: 9781520020358, isbn: 152002035X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
Reviled as a fascist by his great rival Ben-Gurion, venerated by Israel’s underclass, the first Israeli to win the Nobel Peace Prize, a proud Jew but not a conventionally religious one, Menachem Begin was both complex and controversial. A powerful orator and mesmerizing public figure, Begin was imprisoned by the Soviets in 1940, joined the Free Polish Army in 1942, and arrived in Palestine as a Polish soldier shortly thereafter. He achieved instant notoriety for the organization’s bombings


Alexander the Great and His Time: Library Edition
By Blackstone Audio Inc
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sku: Q_6312, ean: 9780786182282, isbn: 0786182288,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
Alexander the Great, the king of Macedonia, was trained by Aristotle in every branch of human learning, conquered much of Asia, and was one of the greatest leaders in the history of the world. Conqueror of the Persian Empire, this military genius greatly influenced the spread of Hellenism and is responsible for profound changes in the course of world development. His actions and achievements would go on to inspire later conquerors such as Hannibal the Carthaginian and Napoleon. Agnes Savill's


Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe
By Tantor Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews
John Julius Norwich - whom the Wall Street Journal called ''the very model of a popular historian'' - has crafted a big, bold tapestry of the early 16th century, when Europe and the Middle East were overshadowed by a quartet of legendary rulers, all born within a 10-year period: Francis I of France, the personification of the Renaissance, who became a highly influential patron of the arts and education. Henry VIII, who was not expected to inherit the throne but embraced the role with gusto,


A Tale of Love and Darkness
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
Tragic, comic, and utterly honest, this extraordinary memoir is at once a great family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history. It is the story of a boy growing up in the war-torn Jerusalem of the 40s and 50s in a small apartment crowded with books in 12 languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. His mother and father, both wonderful people, were ill-suited to each other. When Oz was 12 and a half years


All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781400101061, isbn: 1400101069,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
Half a century ago, the United States overthrew the democratically elected prime minister of Iran, Mohammad Mossadegh, whose ''crime'' was nationalizing the country's oil industry. In a cloak-and-dagger story of spies, saboteurs, and secret agents, Kinzer reveals the involvement of Eisenhower, Churchill, Kermit Roosevelt, and the CIA in Operation Ajax, which restored Mohammad Reza Shah to power. Reza imposed a tyranny that ultimately sparked the Islamic Revolution of 1979, which, in turn,


Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781400116959, isbn: 1400116953,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
Roxana Saberi had been living and working in Iran for nearly six years when four men forced her from her Tehran apartment one morning in January 2009. That night, she ended up in solitary confinement in the notorious Evin Prison. Her captors harshly interrogated her and accused her of espionage, a charge she denied. Weeks passed before her family and friends learned her whereabouts.Saberi's captors threatened her with life in prison or worse but told her that if she cooperated with them, she


Things I've Been Silent About
By Random House Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 62 reviews
I started making a list in my diary entitled Things I Have Been Silent About. Under it I wrote: Falling in Love in Tehran. Going to Parties in Tehran. Watching the Marx Brothers in Tehran. Reading Lolita in Tehran. I wrote about repressive laws and executions, about public and political abominations. Eventually I drifted into writing about private betrayals, implicating myself and those close to me in ways I had never imagined. From Things I Have Been Silent About...Azar Nafisi, author of the


Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
Born in 1949 to a prosperous family in Tehran, Abbas Milani grew up in an Iran of culture and tradition. He was sent to the United States for his studies, and it was there that he made his transition to adulthood, becoming active intellectually, sexually, and politically. Flush with 1960s idealism, he returned home in 1975, only to find his country utterly changed. His intellectual activities soon landed him in prison, and as his country crumbled before his eyes, he reluctantly moved back to


Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 90 reviews
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 Palestinians. Killing a King relates the parallel stories of Rabin and his stalker, Yigal Amir, over the two years leading up to the assassination, as one of them planned political deals he hoped would



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