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New World History/Politics/Current AffairsBush and Cheney
How They Ruined America and the World
David Ray Griffin
WAS AMERICA'S RESPONSE TO THE 9/11 ATTACKS AT THE ROOT OF TODAY'S INSTABILITY AND TERROR
Because of various factors, including climate change, ISIS, the war in Syria, the growing numbers of immigrants, and the growing strength of fascist...
Drones and Targeted Killing (2nd ed)
Legal, Moral and Geopolitical Issues
edited by Marjorie Cohn; foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“Very important book… In a few months we will commemorate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, which, despite the limits of the day, established the founding principle of modern law: presumption of innocence. Today that principle...
Shattering the Stereotypes†††
Muslim Women Speak Out
Edited by Fawzia Afzal-Khan
REISSUE OF A TIMELY ANTHOLOGY IN THE WAKE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP
Today, and especially in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president, Muslim women in the West find themselves more marginalized than ever...
The Moor's Last Stand
How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End
THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT IN ANY LANGUAGE OF THE LAST MUSLIM KING OF SPAIN. AN ACTION-PACKED STORY OF BETRAYAL, COURAGE, INTRIGUE, BATHOS, HEROISM AND TRAGEDY
The Moor's Last Stand presents the poignant story of Boabdil, the last...
The Raqqa Diaries
Escape from "Islamic State"
Samer*; edited by Mike Thomson; translated by Nader Ibrahim; illustrations by Scott Coello
AN INCREDIBLY BRAVE ACCOUNT OF LIFE INSIDE ONE OF THE MOST ISOLATED AND FEAR RIDDEN CITIES IN THE WORLD
The Raqqa Diaries began as a series of short broadcasts on BBC Radio 4’s Today Program. Now one of the most isolated and f...
Voice Male (2nd ed)
The Untold Story of the Pro-Feminist Men's Movement
edited by Rob A. Okun; foreword by Michael S. Kimmel
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF
MEN CHALLENGING SEXISM IN THE AGE OF DONALD TRUMP
NEW UPDATED EDITION
In the updated edition...
New World TravelA Traveller's Companion to Florence
Edited by Edward Chaney
Entertaining and hugely diverse views of the city of lagoons.
The best-loved and most visited of Italian cities is vividly brought to life in the letters, diaries, and memoirs of travelers from past centuries and by the Florentines themsel...
A Traveller's History of Greece
T. Boatswain & C. Nicolson
In A Traveller’s History of Greece, the reader is provided with an authoritative general history of Greece from its earliest beginnings down to the present day. It covers in a clear and comprehensive manner the classical past, the conf...
A Traveller's History of Japan
A Traveller's History of Japan not only offers the reader a chronological outline of the nation's development but also provides an invaluable introduction to its language, literature and arts, from kabuki to karaoke. This clearly wri...
A Traveller's History of New Zealand
& the South Pacific Islands (3rd edition)
John H. Chambers
A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands gives the curious tourist not only a modern-day portrait of New Zealand and the far-flung islands, their political systems, and economic diversity, but also looks at the...
Belize and Northern Guatemala (Travellers' Wildlife Guide)
Most travellers to Belize and Northern Guatemala want to experience lush tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, hummingbirds and hawks, monkeys and big cats, frogs and toads, crocodile...
A Cultural History
The most European of South American cities, Buenos Aires evokes exile and nostalgia. A nineteenth-century replica of Paris or Madrid set adrift in an alien continent, its identity is neither of the Old World nor the New. The Argentine capital's r...
A Cultural and Literary Companion
Lisbon stands alone as the last city on the western edge of Europe: a capital and port rich with a history of exploration and discovery, a place immersed in romantic dreams of its maritime past. Shackled by the decades of Salazar's dictatorship,...
Madrid After Dark
A Nocturnal Exploration
In 1762 the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau observed that we are blind half our lives because of what we miss during the night. Yet there have long been literary walkers, flâneurs, who wander the dark streets of their cities to uncov...
A Cultural Guide
St Petersburg is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Most of its baroque and neoclassical palaces and churches are modelled on those of Italy and France, in turn inspired by the temples of classical Greek and Rome. Yet it is situated on a...
New Illustrated Gift BooksFairy Tale Baking
More than 50 Enchanting Cakes, Bakes, and Decorations
New in paperback, spring 2017.
CAKES WITH A FAIRY TALE THEME TO MAKE WITH KIDS: ELEGANT, SOPHISTICATED, BRIGHT, AND FUN
Everyone has a favorite fairy tale. The stories are timeless, magical, and now, e...
Young Palestinians Speak
Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young
PALESTINIAN CHILDREN SHARE THEIR DREAMS AND FEARS FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR COUNTRY
In Palestine today, a second generation of children and young people is growing up experiencing life under occupation. These are children who know only fear when...
New International Cookbooks100 Best Jewish Recipes
Traditional and Contemporary Kosher Cuisine from around the World
Evelyn Rose and Judi Rose
New in paperback; spring 2017.
MODERN CLASSICS FROM EVERYDAY MEALS TO SPECIAL OCCASIONS
100 Best Jewish Recipes is comprised of the highlights from Evelyn Rose's culinary life, which spann...
Aleppo Cookbook, The
Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria
AN INSPIRING COLLECTION OF RECIPES FROM ONE OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST CITIES
It is hardly surprising that Aleppo, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, is also home to one of the world’s most distinguished an...
A Culinary Journey through Malta, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Morocco, and Andalusia
Shane Delia; photography by Rob Palmer
FOLLOW AWARD-WINNING CHEF SHANE DELIA AS HE VISITS SOUKS AND LOCAL KITCHENS IN SIX DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
From Morocco, Malta, and Andalusia in the West, to Turkey, Lebanon, and Iran in the East, the food and flavors of the Middle East permeate almo...
New International CookbooksMichigan
David Lee Poremba
Michigan’s dramatic landscape includes roaring waterfalls, the country’s tallest sand dunes, vast virgin pine forests, soft rolling countryside, and miles of sandy beaches—and its history is as varied and interesting. Poremba app...
Palestine on a Plate
Memories from My Motherís Kitchen
Joudie Kalla; photography by Ria Osbourne
A BEAUTIFULLY PHOTOGRAPHED CULINARY AND CULTURAL TOUR OF PALESTINE
Palestinian food is not just found on the streets with the ka’ak (sesame) bread sellers and stalls selling za’atar chicken and mana’eesh (...
Gennaro's Italian Bakery
Gennaro Contaldo; photography by Dan Jones
120 CLASSIC ITALIAN BREADS AND BAKED GOODS FROM THE CHEF WHO INSPIRED JAMIE OLIVER
Making bread has always been a passion for acclaimed chef and TV-personality Gennaro Contaldo. Ingrained since childhood with memories of his...
Vegetarian Recipes from Persia and Beyond
150 FANTASTIC NEW VEGETARIAN RECIPE IDEAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
The appetite for new ways to brighten your broccoli, add sparkle to your spinach, and titillate your tomatillos has never been greater. Since opening a vegetarian caf&eac...
Recipes from the Middle East & beyond
by Sabrina Ghayour; photography by Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton
WINNER OF THE OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY BEST NEW COOKBOOK 2014
LIBRARY JOURNAL COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR 2014
BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE'S BEST COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR 2...
Soup for Syria
Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity
Barbara Abdeni Massaad
“One of the best non-fiction books for 2016.”
—Los Angeles Public Library
“Soup for Syria may be the most compelling cookbook ever created. Through her photographs and collected recipes,...
Sugar and Spice
Sweets & Treats from Around the World
NEW IN PAPERBACK!
A delicious collection of international recipes from the award-winning author of Warm Bread and Honey Cake
This enchanting cookbook offers recipes for the best of the world's swe...
A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus
“With characteristic empathy and engagement, Carla has documented Georgia’s unique gastronomic traditions and the people who have fought so hard to preserve them.”
—Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food<...
The Viennese Kitchen
Tante Hertha's Book of Family Recipes
Monica Meehan and Maria von Baich
New in Paperback, spring 2017.
A perfect gift for cookbook enthusiasts and anyone interested in classic Viennese cooking Traditions
This beautiful book, based on original notebook and recipe j...
Yogurt Cookbook, The
Recipes from Around the World
Arto Haroutunian; photography by Hiltrud Schulz
AN INDISPENSABLE COOKBOOK THAT WILL INSPIRE YOGURT LOVERS TO NEW GASTRONOMIC HEIGHTS
Yogurt is consumed in a variety of ways in many cultures throughout the world. The author is truly an expert on the subject. He tells us the history of yogurt,...
New Biographies & MemoirsChaplin
The Tramp's Odyssey
AN ESSENTIAL VOLUME FOR UNDERSTANDING CHAPLIN'S BODY OF WORK
An Everyman who expressed the defiant spirit of freedom, Charlie Chaplin was first lauded and later reviled in the America that made him Hollywood’s richest man. He was a...
Jean Gibran and Kahlil Gibran; with a foreword by Salma Hayek-Pinault
Painter and poet, immigrant, rebel, global citizen, author of the beloved classic, The Prophet. Kahlil Gibran: Beyond Borders tells the inspiring saga of the artist’s life and creative vision.  ...
It Ain't No Sin (3rd edition)
ENLIGHTENING AND EXHAUSTIVELY RESEARCHED BIOGRAPHY THAT MAKES USE OF HER RECENTLY UNCOVERED PERSONAL PAPERS
Sex goddess, Hollywood star, transgressive playwright, author, blues singer, and vaudeville brat—Mae West remains the tw...
The Scent of Jasmine
Coming of Age in Jerusalem and Damascus
JOURNEY TO A WORLD LITTLE KNOWN TO WESTERN READERS
Born to a Syrian mother and a Palestinian father in 1944, Anan Ameri’s refreshing memoir, The Scent of Jasmine, offers a funny, spirited, unique self-portrait of her childhood, adoles...
New PoetryI Don't Want This Poem to End
Early and Late Poems
Mahmoud Darwish; translated by Mohammad Shaheen; indroduction by Elias Khoury
FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF NEW POETRY BY THE LATE MAHMOUD DARWISH, THE MOST IMPORTANT PALESTINIAN CONTEMPORARY POET
When the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish died in 2008, his friends visited his home and retrieved poems and writings some...
In Jerusalem and Other Poems
LONG AWAITED FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF CELEBRATED PALESTINIAN POET
Born in 1977, Tamim Al-Barghouti is probably one of the most widely read Palestinian poets of his generation. His poetry readings are attended by thousands, sometimes pac...
New Children's Picture BooksInvincible Kingdom, The
(Part III of the Invisible Kingdom Trilogy)
THE THIRD TITLE IN THE STUNNINGLY ILLUSTRATED FAIRYTALE TRILOGY FOR ALL AGES FROM INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED PAPERCUT ARTIST ROB RYAN
Born into the royal family, John has always known he doesn't want to be King. To escape his destin...
Trish Cooke; illustrated by Caroline Binch
New in paperback, spring 2017!
A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE BOOK THAT TELLS CHILDREN THAT IT IS OKAY TO BE AFRAID
Who was the mysterious Ti Bolom? Could he be real or was he just one of Grandma’s inventions from her Car...
An Italian Fairy Tale
retold and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
New in paperback, spring 2017!
“Sanderson's elegant, richly descriptive language contributes to a smooth retelling, and her lavish oil paintings are as beautifully handled as the narrative, evoking th...
The African Orchestra
Wendy Hartmann; illustrated by Joan Rankin
A MAGICAL JOURNEY THAT CELEBRATES THE AFRICAN SOUNDS OF NATURE
“In the beginning, when all things began,
these were the sounds which were music to man.
‘Cicadas, crickets, beetles and frogs
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