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121 RUBIN, BARRY Cauldron of turmoil. America in the Middle East.
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1992 0151161283 / 9780151161287 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
306 pages, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: In August 1990, America suddenly found itself involved in what would soon become its greatest crisis since the Vietnam War. The configuration could not have been more unexpected. With the Cold War at an end and history on the brink of a promising new beginning, a shooting war had never seemed more unlikely. Cameras showed the world what was happening, but the wash of images did little to explain the intricacies of the conflict. Barry Rubin, a leading expert in the field, challenges America's myth-ridden views of the Middle East - our false assumption that disputes arise because of a lack of communication; our errant belief that the Arab-Israeli conflict is at the center of all problems in the region. Rubin argues that the Persian Gulf has become for the United States what Central Europe was during 45 years of Cold War - the focus of foreign policy and military strategy - and our commitments there are likely to last as long. Cauldron of Turmoil discusses not only the origins and course of the current crisis, but its background and repercussions as well: from the oil price boom of the mid-1970s to Iran's 1978-79 revolution; from the American diplomats held hostage between 1979 and 1981 to the eight-year, million-casualty Iran-Iraq war, which gradually drew the U.S. in as 'co-belligerent.' 
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122 RUSSELL, MALCOLM B. The Middle East and South Asia 1993. 27th annual edition. The World Today Series.
Washington, DC, Stryker-Post Publications 1993 0943448794 / 9780943448794 Soft Cover Good 
Iv,233 pages, well illustrated, maps, wrappers, ex-library with usual library markings, covers frayed, text very good. "Adapted, rewritten and revised annually from a book entitled The Middle East and South Asia published in 1967 and succeeding years by Stryker-Post Publications." 
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123 RYAN, PAUL B. The Iranian rescue mission. Why it failed.
Annapolis, U. S. Naval Institute Press, 1985 Hard Cover 
185 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket, 3rd printing, very good. 
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124 SANDERS, RONALD The High Walls of Jerusalem : A History of the Balfour Declaration and the Birth of the British Mandate for Palestine
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1983 0030539714 / 9780030539718 First Edition Hard Cover 
746 pages, 2 maps, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. 
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125 SAVORY, R(OGER) M. editor Introduction to Islamic Civilisation.
New York Cambridge University Press, 1976 052109948X / 9780521099486 Soft Cover 
204 pages, well illustrated, map, pictorial wrappers, covers frayed, text very good. 
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126 SCHIMMEL, ANNEMARIE with the assistance of Barbara Rivolta. Islamic calligraphy
New York Metropolitan Museum of Art 1992 Soft Cover Very Good 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin; vol. 50, no. 1 (Summer 1992). 56 pages, well illustrated (mostly color), pictorial wrappers, very good. From the preface: In Muslim lands master calligraphers achieved an even higher status than painters. In this brief history many of the illustrations are of pages from the Koran, providing important continuity, but equally fascinating are other literary documents and inscribed objects, both secular and religious; they have special qualities that gave rise to new styles, from the arcane Musalsal, used for 'secret' messages, to the light and elegant Nata'liq, which is often complemented by delicate miniatures in fifteenth and sixteenth century Persian manuscripts. 
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127 SEALE, PATRICK Abu Nidal: A Gun for Hire
New York Random House 1992 0679400664 / 9780679400660 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
[10], 339 pages, cloth, dj, very good. Stated 1st edition. From the dust jacket: "Patrick Seale, the distinguished British journalists, tells the whole story of Abu Nidal, including the sources of his vast personal fortune, the complex motives behind his often inexplicable acts of terrorism, and his ties to various Middle East and European governments and their intelligence agencies. The result is the first thorough and authoritative account of Abu Nidal's career, the structure of his worldwide organization, and the masters whom he serves. Based partly on exclusive and extensive access to high-level defectors from Abu Nidal's terrorist organization, Seales's account is not only the first authoritative inside look at a major terrorist group, but also an illuminating, often startling analysis of the intricacies of Middle East politics for the past 25 years." 
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128 Shaaban, Bouthaina Both Right and Left Handed. Arab Women Talk about Their Lives.
Bloomington Indiana University Press 1991 025320688X / 9780253206886 Softcover Fair 
[8], 242, [1] pages, frontispiece (portrait) , wrappers, some shelf wear. From Library Journal: " . . . The real Muslim is the one 'who doesn't let his left hand know what his right hand has given. "' How better to describe the selflessness of Arab women in their daily lives in a society of constant oppression by their fathers, husbands, brothers, and even sons. Shaaban, a Syrian with a Ph. D. From Warwick University (U. K. ) , interviewed numerous Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian, and Algerian women from all walks of life. Almost without exception, they described their lives with bitterness, anger, and frustration. Many had fought alongside men as equals in wars of independence and survival, only to be relegated to their former servile status once the wars ended. Many have advanced degrees and teach in universities but still hold subservient positions at home. Almost all have had no say in the major events of their lives: marriages, childbirth, divorce. However, these women are far from passive; from Shaaban's interviews, there emerges a profile of a strong-willed, intelligent, extraordinary Arab woman, dissatisfied with her lot and determined to make changes. Unlike some compilations of interviews, Shaaban's is a coherent, smooth, very readable work that includes a useful glossary of Arabic terms. Highly recommended, particularly for women's studies and Middle East collections in academic and public libraries. " NR212; 242 pages 
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129 SHAWCROSS, WILLIAM The Shah's last ride. The fate of an ally.
New York Simon & Schuster, 1988 0671552317 / 9780671552312 Hard Cover 
463 pages, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 
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130 Smedley, Agnes. The Great Road. the Life and Times of Chu Teh.
New York Monthly Review Press 1972 025320688X / 9780253206886 Softcover Very Good 
Xx, 460 pages, map, pictorial wrappers, fine. From the Wikipedia website: "Zhu Dé (1 December 1886 - 6 July 1976) was a Chinese Communist military leader and statesman. He is regarded as the founder of the Chinese Red Army (the forerunner of the People's Liberation Army) and the tactician who engineered the revolution from which emerged the People's Republic of China. " NR219 0; 460 pages 
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131 SMITH, Major General PERRY M(cCoy) How CNN fought the War : A View From the Inside.
New York, Carol Publishing Group, 1991 1559720832 / 9781559720830 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
223 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dj, 1st edition, very good. From the publisher: "In this provocative, hard-hitting, insightful book, CNN's leading military analyst during the war against Iraq tells all: from how CNN beat the much touted network newscasts to how it allowed itself to become an instrument of enemy propaganda with its reports from Baghdad after Iraq imposed censorship. For example, General Perry M. Smith provides a balanced but tough-minded view of CNN correspondent Peter Arnett's controversial reporting. General Smith makes it clear that Arnett could have pushed harder against the boundaries of Iraqi censorship and that he may have been more concerned with filing a daily report and in staying in Iraq than giving his worldwide audience of one billion people a complete and accurate account. Other revelations include: how some of the press missed the biggest stories of the war; why the author almost quit CNN for what he believed was a misleading commentary by a Washington anchor; the greatest weaknesses of the Coalition's ground campaign; why CNN was better equipped and motivated to lick its richer, well-established competitors - ABC, CBS, and NBC; how Bob Woodward and other prominent journalists misled the public on how well our forces were doing; the Norman Schwarzkopf phenomenon: how he orchestrated the war, handled the media, maintained his integrity, and won. The author, a West Point classmate of Schwarzkopf, provides facts, anecdotes, and personal remembrances that reveal the real man. He also explains why General Schwarzkopf was, like Eisenhower and Patton prior to the Normandy invasion, justified in deceiving the press. . . " 
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132 SMITH, Major General PERRY M(cCoy) How CNN fought the War : A View From the Inside.
New York, Carol Publishing Group, 1991 1559720832 / 9781559720830 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
223 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: "In this provocative, hard-hitting, insightful book, CNN's leading military analyst during the war against Iraq tells all: from how CNN beat the much touted network newscasts to how it allowed itself to become an instrument of enemy propaganda with its reports from Baghdad after Iraq imposed censorship. For example, General Perry M. Smith provides a balanced but tough-minded view of CNN correspondent Peter Arnett's controversial reporting. General Smith makes it clear that Arnett could have pushed harder against the boundaries of Iraqi censorship and that he may have been more concerned with filing a daily report and in staying in Iraq than giving his worldwide audience of one billion people a complete and accurate account. Other revelations include: how some of the press missed the biggest stories of the war; why the author almost quit CNN for what he believed was a misleading commentary by a Washington anchor; the greatest weaknesses of the Coalition's ground campaign; why CNN was better equipped and motivated to lick its richer, well-established competitors - ABC, CBS, and NBC; how Bob Woodward and other prominent journalists misled the public on how well our forces were doing; the Norman Schwarzkopf phenomenon: how he orchestrated the war, handled the media, maintained his integrity, and won. The author, a West Point classmate of Schwarzkopf, provides facts, anecdotes, and personal remembrances that reveal the real man. He also explains why General Schwarzkopf was, like Eisenhower and Patton prior to the Normandy invasion, justified in deceiving the press. . . " 
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133 STEEVENS, G.W. (George Warrington) With Kitchener to Khartum.
New York Dodd, Mead & Co, 1898 Hard Cover 
326 pages, 7 maps, cloth, rebound in cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Lacks the 'General Map', other maps are present. 
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134 STEVEN, STEWART The spymasters of Israel.
New York Macmillan Co. , 1980 Hard Cover 
329 pages, 4 plates, cloth, dust jacket, 1st edition, very good. 
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135 STEVENS, ROGER The land of the Great Sophy. (Second edition)
London Methuen & Co. , 1971 0416669107 / 9780416669107 Hard Cover 
326 pages, 8 plates, 10 maps, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. 2nd edition. From the dj, 'a summary of Persian topography, history, relation and art, followed by a detailed account of the country's ancient cities and monuments as well as its magnificent scenery. He covers not only the beaten track but in this new edition, prepared especially for the 2500th Anniversary of Cyrus the Great, breaks much new ground including the many discoveries and excavations, some in remote areas, which have been undertaken in the last ten years....Sir Roger Stevens, G.C.M.G., spent 35 years serving under the Foreign Office. He was Ambassador in Tehran in the post-Musaddiq era (1954-58) and then Deputy Under Secretary in the Foreign Office concerned with Middle Eastern Affairs (1958-63). Through travelling extensively in Iran he acquired a keen interest in Persian art and civilisation.' 
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136 SWOFFORD, ANTHONY Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles.
New York Scribner, 2003 0743235355 / 9780743235358 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
[10], 260, [1] pages, cloth, dj, very good. From Publishers Weekly: "A witty, profane, down-in-the-sand account of the war many only know from CNN, this former sniper's debut is a worthy addition to the battlefield memoir genre. There isn't a bit of heroic posturing as Swofford describes the sheer terror of being fired upon by Iraqi troops; the elite special forces warrior freely admits wetting himself once rockets start exploding around his unit's encampment. But the adrenaline of battle is fleeting, and Swofford shows how it's in the waiting that soldiers are really made. With blunt language and bittersweet humor, he vividly recounts the worrying, drinking, joking, lusting and just plain sitting around that his troop endured while wondering if they would ever put their deadly skills to use. As Operation Desert Shield becomes Desert Storm, one of Swofford's fellow snipers-the most macho of the bunch-solicits a hug from each man. "We are about to die in combat, so why not get one last hug, one last bit of physical contact," Swofford writes. "And through the hugs [he] helps make us human again." When they do finally fight, Swofford questions whether the men are as prepared as their commanders, the American public and the men themselves think they are. Swofford deftly uses flashbacks to chart his journey from a wide-eyed adolescent with a family military legacy to a hardened fighter who becomes consumed with doubt about his chosen role. As young soldiers might just find themselves deployed to the deserts of Iraq, this book offers them, as well as the casual reader, an unflinching portrayal of the loneliness and brutality of modern warfare and sophisticated analyses of-and visceral reactions to-its politics." 
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137 SWOFFORD, ANTHONY Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles.
New York Scribner, 2003 0743235355 / 9780743235358 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
[10], 260, [1] pages, cloth, dj, very good. From Publishers Weekly: "A witty, profane, down-in-the-sand account of the war many only know from CNN, this former sniper's debut is a worthy addition to the battlefield memoir genre. There isn't a bit of heroic posturing as Swofford describes the sheer terror of being fired upon by Iraqi troops; the elite special forces warrior freely admits wetting himself once rockets start exploding around his unit's encampment. But the adrenaline of battle is fleeting, and Swofford shows how it's in the waiting that soldiers are really made. With blunt language and bittersweet humor, he vividly recounts the worrying, drinking, joking, lusting and just plain sitting around that his troop endured while wondering if they would ever put their deadly skills to use. As Operation Desert Shield becomes Desert Storm, one of Swofford's fellow snipers-the most macho of the bunch-solicits a hug from each man. "We are about to die in combat, so why not get one last hug, one last bit of physical contact," Swofford writes. "And through the hugs [he] helps make us human again." When they do finally fight, Swofford questions whether the men are as prepared as their commanders, the American public and the men themselves think they are. Swofford deftly uses flashbacks to chart his journey from a wide-eyed adolescent with a family military legacy to a hardened fighter who becomes consumed with doubt about his chosen role. As young soldiers might just find themselves deployed to the deserts of Iraq, this book offers them, as well as the casual reader, an unflinching portrayal of the loneliness and brutality of modern warfare and sophisticated analyses of-and visceral reactions to-its politics." 
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138 TAMIR, AVRAHAM A Soldier in Search of Peace : An Inside Look at Israel's Strategy.
New York Harper & Row, 1988 0060390883 / 9780060390884 Hard Cover 
Edited by Joan Comay. 259 pages, 6 plates, cloth, dust jacket, 1st U.S. edition, very good. 
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139 THOMAS, HUGH Suez.
New York Harper & Row, 1967 Hard Cover 
264 pages, 4 plates, 2 maps, cloth, dj, Book club edition. On the extraordinary sequence of events that culminated in the Anglo-French Suez expedition in 1956 and the Israeli invasion of the Sinai peninsula. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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140 THOMAS, LOWELL [JACKSON]. With Lawrence in Arabia.
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Co. , 1967 Hard Cover 
320 pages, 16 plates, map, cloth, dj, new enlarged edition, very good. From the publisher: He loved archaeology, Aristophanes and fast motorcycles. Winston Churchill called him 'one of the greatest beings alive in our time.' He played a key part in uniting the nomadic tribes of the great Arabian Desert into a fighting army that changed the course of World War I in the Middle East. Now, Lowell Thomas' thrilling bestseller - the firsthand account othat first told an awed world of the fantastic exploits of Lawrence of Arabia - is brought up-to-date and re-issued in this fine new edition. 
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