World History/Politics/Current Affairs
Islam in Retrospect
Recovering the Message
Islam, in many of its current guises, no longer resembles its original Message. In a world of intractable conflicts plagued by political Islam and Islamophobia—and where other forms of fundamentalism within the major religious creeds are on the rise, as well—this book serves as a reminder...
America and World War I
A Traveler's Guide“As we reach the centennial of what Europe calls the Great War... we all need to gain insight into that war. It was the war that set up all the other wars of the twentieth century. Mark D. Van Ells’s book is a must-read experience. It is invaluable in learning the unmistakable lessons of history.”
—U.S. Senator Max Cleland (Ret.)
A Cultural Guide
Norbert Schürer’s cultural guide explores the juxtaposition of Berlin’s past and present in history, architecture, literature, art, entertainment and religion and offers an insider account that provides contexts to make sense of Berlin’s dazzling variety.
World Travel/Cadogan Guides USA
Illustrated Gift Books
History of International Fashion
“Grumbach is a living encyclopedia about French fashion’s creative legacy, and its industrial history… He compiled his experiences and brushes with some of the 20thcentury’s most important fashion figures…"—Miles Socha, European Editor Women’s Wear Daily
Inside the Lebanese Street Corner Bakery
Barbara Abdeni Massaad’s cookbook is dedicated entirely to the art of creating the perfect man’oushé
. With over 70 simple recipes, it offers you a way to enjoy these typical pies—traditionally baked in street corner bakeries—in the comfort of your own home.
Recipes from the Middle East & beyond“Sabrina cooks the kind of food I love to eat: lots of flavors distilled out of love and generosity. In this book Sabrina demystifies the use of spices. The Eastern promise is definitely delivered in her book and it will have a place on the shelves of my kitchen.” —Bruno Loubet
Biographies & Memoirs
A Druze Warlord at the Court of the Medici
This groundbreaking biography of Fakhr ad-Din, Prince of the Druze, is based on the author's vivid new translations of contemporary sources in Arabic and other languages. It brings to life one remarkable man's beliefs and ambitions, uniquely illuminating the elusive interface between Eastern and Western culture.
“Without any taboos or limits Barakat depicts here the return to life after war with a remarkable freedom of tone and evocative power…” —Le Monde Diplomatique
Chinese Love Poetry
The three arts of poetry, calligraphy and painting are regarded in China as the Triple Excellence, and they are brought together here in a beautifully presented anthology of forty Chinese love poems.
Lives of Rain, The
"Nathalie Handal's poetry is a global poetry of witness and wisdom. In The Lives of Rain Handal's crisp multilingual diction renders passion, intelligence, and despair, deftly chronicling the human condition in its vivid particulars."—Denise Duhamel
Language & Reference
A SourcebookThe essential textile and design source book packed full of vibrant color combinations and magnificent patterns from around the world
Children's Picture Books
Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts
A Literary Cookbook“Paul Yee draws on his deep knowledge of Chinese culture and history to create and retell these tales. They are full of witches, monkey gods, and magic makers. They unearth the full variety of human nature and experience.”—from the foreword by Jane Yolen
The Snow Princess
“Sanderson’s resplendent oils have a suitably chilly polish, and children will be transfixed by the characters’ elaborate Byzantine costumes.”—Booklist