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World History/Politics/Current AffairsExtraordinary Rendition
American Writers on Palestine
edited by Ru Freemen
SIXTY-FIVE WRITERS CONTRIBUTE TO A GROUNDBREAKING ANTHOLOGY ON PALESTINE
This collection brings together the work of sixty-five prominent writers to examine America's culpability in the denial of human rights and dignity to Palestinians in Isra...
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity
Why has the U.S. never had a woman president?
The big story about gender in the 2016 presidential year was supposed to be about Hillary Clinton, and her quest to become the first woman president of the United States. Then Donald T...
Night in Gaza
Mads Gilbert; translated from Norwegian by Guy Puzey; introduction by Max Blumenthal
“They say one picture is worth a thousand words; however, in case of the Gaza 2014 inferno you need both the images and the text to appreciate fully the suffering and courage of the victims of Israel’s inhuman assault on the Gaza Strip...
Palestine: The Reality
The Inside Story of the Balfour Declaration 1917–1938
A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY AND ANALYSIS OF THE BALFOUR DECLARATION OF 1917—ITS ORIGINS AND ITS EFFECTS—PUBLISHED IN THE RUN UP TO ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY
First published by Longman Green and Co, London, Palestine: T...
The Unraveling of the Old Order in the Middle East
edited by Penny Johnson and Raja Shehadeh
A FRESH LOOK AT THE MIDDLE EAST TODAY, TOMORROW AND IN THE PAST: FIFTEEN WRITERS, WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RAJA SHEHADEH, AUTHOR OF THE ORWELL PRIZE-WINNING PALESTINIAN WALKS, AND PENNY JOHNSON
At a time when the Mid...
State of Terror
How Terrorism Created Modern Israel
HOW VIOLENCE AND TERROR WERE USED BY ZIONIST MILITIAS AGAINST ARABS AND THE BRITISH TO TRANSFORM ARAB PALESTINE INTO A JEWISH STATE
“A tour de force, based on diligent archival research that looks boldly at the impact of Zionism...
Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror
"What this book does do in sixty-five concise chapters in just over two hundred pages is to present the current complicated tangle of issues behind these tragedies…. Beyond considerations of just the issue of ISIS, Bennis gives needed...
World TravelA Traveller's History of Australia
John H. Chambers
Essential reading for travelers who wish to enjoy the amazing diversity of Australia, this book outlines the history of that great southern democracy from the arrival of the earliest Aboriginals some fifty or sixty thousand years ago to the present.<...
A Traveller's History of Turkey (6th ed.)
Throughout the millennia Turkey formed the core of several Empires—Persia, Rome, Byzantium—before becoming the center of the Ottoman Empire. All these civilizations have left their marks on the landscape, architecture and art of Turkey&md...
Andalucía Guide, The
ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES CAPTURED GLORIOUSLY
In this masterly book, Michael Jacobs looks with fresh eyes at all the traditional delights of Andalucia while doing full justice to the lesser-known aspects of the region....
A Cultural History
A CULTURAL HISTORY OF THIS INDONESIAN ISLAND IDYLL
Bali is unlike anywhere else. Despite the advent of international tourism, this Indonesian island remains an untarnished cultural gem set in an idyllic landscape. Spir...$15.00
A Cultural History
A CULTURAL GUIDE TO A REGION ON THE EDGE OF EUROPE THAT HAS BEEN VISITED BY THE ROMANS, FRANKS, VIKINGS, ANGLO-SAXONS AND GERMANS
Brittany’s richly layered landscape has contributed depth and character to the region’s traditional oral...
A Cultural Guide
A CULTURAL GUIDE TO THIS UNDERESTIMATED CITY WHERE VISITORS OFTEN SEE LITTLE MORE THAN THE AIRPORT AND SKYSCRAPERS
Frankfurt is a city that punches well above its weight. Despite its diminutive size - it...$17.00
Battlefield Tours of the Spanish Civil War
David Mathieson; with a foreword by Jon Snow
TAKES THE READER INTO THE GRIPPING WORLD OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR: GUN EMPLACEMENTS, BUNKERS, TRENCHES AND MORE
In July 1936 insurgent Spanish troops organized a military coup to oust the elected Republican government in Madrid. The rebel general...
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...
Travels through the American West—Past and Present
Many books about the American West leave out the more intriguing details…
For example, when, in 1803, the young USA doubled its size with the purchase from France of an unexplored vastness called La Louisiane, it was a British ba...
A Cultural Guide
ENTERTAININGLY-WRITTEN AND CONCISE GUIDE TO OXFORD AND ITS ENVIRONS
Oxford started as an Anglo-Saxon border outpost, with a bridge replacing the "oxen ford" from which it takes its name. It became a center for trade and religion and dev...
Illustrated Gift BooksDivine Names
The 99 Healing Names of the One Love
by Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi; translated by Monique Arav; calligraphy by Majed Seif
THE PATH TO SELF-DISCOVERY AND INNER AND OUTER PEACE
Divine Names is a unique contribution to understanding life and oneself on a deeper level: by learning to open to the Divine. It draws on original Arabic literature—often not avail...
Fairy 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...
History of International Fashion
FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED BOOK OPENS THE DOOR TO THE FASCINATING UNIVERSE OF FASHION
This book is not just a history of fashion from the early days of the creation of dressmaking fashion to the development of re...
Palestinian Perseverance Behind Walls
photography by Afzal Huda; foreword by Phyllis Bennis; conceived by Waleed Abu-Ghazeleh
A STUNNING SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS MORE POWERFUL THAN WORDS
During the summer of 2011, armed with a camera and a map, award-winning Canadian filmmaker and photographer Afzal Huda set out to chronicle the Separation Wall in Palestine. His aim wa...
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...
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...
100 Recipes from Italy’s Most Vibrant City
Arturo Iengo; photography by Hannah Mornement and Frank Wieder
“Does the world need another Italian cookbook? By all means, if it so perfectly captures the food / dietary “it” intrinsic to nearly all regions of Italy. In Cucina Napoletana Arturo Iengo points to th...
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...
Inside the Lebanese Street Corner Bakery
Barbara Abdeni Massaad; photography by Barbara Abdeni Massaad and Raymond Yazbeck
New in paperback, Fall 2016!
“Documenting traditions, recipes and rituals ensures their survival; it is vital work. Barbara Massaad’s beautiful new book goes to the heart of Lebanese life. Sh...
Palestine on a Plate
Memories from My Mother’s 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...
Simple, Seductive Recipes for Lovers of Italian Food
A NEW BOOK FROM THE ITALIAN LEGEND WHO TAUGHT JAMIE OLIVER ALL HE KNOWS ABOUT ITALIAN COOKING
Born just feet away from the sea on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, chef, food writer, TV personality, and restaurateur Gennaro Contaldo learn...
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...
Portuguese Homestyle Cooking (new revised & updated ed.)
Ana Patuleia Ortins
COMING SPRING 2016 - A NEW REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION OF A BESTSELLING CLASSIC WITH A NEW COVER DESIGN
Everyone loves Mediterranean food. But few can say what makes the soul-comforting, understated peasant food of Portugal distinc...
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,...
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$40.00
Biographies & MemoirsDemocratizing America
Shaf Nader and the Founding of the Impossible College
Dimitra Doukas; foreword by William G. Shannon; afterword by Ralph Nader
AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE EMERGING DEBATE ABOUT THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN OUR CHANGING SOCIETY
“Dimitra Doukas tells an engrossing story… The book shows what local activists with a vision can accomplish, but...
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.  ...
Why a Jewish State is a Bad Idea
“Poignant and painful … Both evocative memoir and sober analysis.” —Noam Chomsky
“It is easily the most important thing I have read on Israel in years, perhaps ever …. It g...
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...
World FictionDaily Assortment of Astonishing Things and Other Stories, The
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2016
THE LEADING AFRICAN LITERARY AWARD, KNOWN AS THE AFRICAN BOOKER, NAMED AFTER THE BOOKER PRIZE FOUNDER, MICHAEL CAINE
Now entering its seventeenth year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awa...
Rafik Schami; translated by Philip Boehm
A reissue of Rafik Schami's award-winning novel
In the classical Arab tradition of tale-telling, here is a magical book that celebrates the power of storytelling, delightfully transformed for modern sensibilities by an award-winning au...
Dreams of Maryam Tair
Blue Boots and Orange Blossoms
AN EXCITING DEBUT AND AN INSPIRING WORK OF MAGIC REALISM
Outside of time, the legendary queen Sheherazade tells a little girl a story that has happened, and is yet to happen. Dreams of Maryam Tair brings readers to a Casablanca of m...
Hildur, Queen of the Elves, and Other Stories
Icelandic Folk Tales
retold J. M. Bedell
with an introduction and new translations Terry Gunnell
The first explorers arrived on the volcanic island that would one day be called Iceland in the year 870. Those who settled here, on the edge of the Arctic Circle, beside the last vestiges of ancient Ice Age glaciers, must have been a resourceful and...
Just Another Jihadi Jane
A GRIPPING NOVEL THAT COMMENTS MOVINGLY ON OUR LIVES TODAY. IT BRILLIANTLY ENGAGES PREJUDICES AND PRECONCEPTIONS AND TURNS THEM UPSIDE DOWN
A novel about friendship, faith, and alienation, Just Another Jihadi Jane tells the tale of...
Ninety-Ninth Floor, The
Jana Fawaz Elhassan; translated by Michelle Hartman
SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION 2015
At times as cold and hard-edged as the skyscrapers in its backdrop, The Ninety-Ninth Floor follows the struggles and triumphs of Majed as he manages to make it in Manh...
Orphan Girl and Other Stories, The
West African Folk Tales
collected and retold by Buchi Offodile
Once upon a moonlit night, children gathered elbow to elbow, lying on the ground, while the adults sat near by, drinking and snacking. They listened to the storyteller, who held adult and child alike rapt with animal noises and spooky voices, gest...
Memoirs of a Hidden Observer
Mustafa Khalifa; translated by Paul Starkey
THE WORK OF A MODERN-DAY SOLZHENITSYN THAT EXPOSES ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND BRUTALITY COMMITTED BY THE SYRIAN REGIME
This compelling first novel is the astonishing story of a Syrian political prisoner of conscience, an atheist mistaken for a ra...
Aidan Andrew Dun
A NOVEL IN VERSE THAT TELLS THE STORY OF A ROMANCE BETWEEN AN ISRAELI DJ AND A PALESTINIAN RAPPER, SET IN 21ST CENTURY ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
Through the story of two lovers, Mosh and Jalilah, this verse novel encapsulates the personal tra...
Weight of Paradise, The
Iman Humaydan; translated by Michelle Hartman
STORY OF TWO WOMEN SET AGAINST A POST-WAR BACKDROP OF 1990s BEIRUT
While making a documentary film about the reconstruction of downtown Beirut, Maya Amer stumbles upon a battered leather suitcase that will change her life forever. Inside it...
PoetryChinese Love Poetry
edited and introduced by Jane Portal; illuminated by the artistic brushwork calligraphy of Qu Lei Le
CLASSICAL AND MODERN CHINESE LOVE POEMS, ILLUSTRATED WITH BRUSHWORK CALLIGRAPHY AND SCENES FROM RARELY EXHIBITED PAINTINGS
The three arts of poetry, calligraphy and painting are regarded in China as the Triple Excellence, and they are brough...
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...
Persian Love Poetry
selected and translated Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis and Sheila R. Canby
Love is a major theme in Persian poetry and can be interpreted in various ways—as mystic love, the basis of the relationship between humans and God, or as passionate or affectionate love between lovers, husbands and wives, parents and childr...
Children's Picture BooksChinese Fairy Tale Feasts
A Literary Cookbook
tales retold by Paul Yee; illustrations by Shaoli Wang; recipes by Judi Chan; intro by Jane Yolen
A FUN BOOK FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN TO ENJOY AND TREASURE
The fairy tales and folklore of China—like stories told throughout the ages everywhere—bring the fantastic world of ghosts and demons into our everyday lives. So it is not...
Crystal Mountain, The
retold and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
THE YOUNGEST OF THREE SONS OUTWITS THE FAIRY THIEVES WHO STOLE THEIR MOTHER'S TAPESTRY AND MARRIES ONE OF THE FAIRIES HE HAS RESCUED
When a weaver dreams of a lush land, she works tirelessly to recreate the place in a beautiful tapestry...
Enchanted Wood, The
Winner of the Young Hoosier Award and the Bank Street College Award
Three princes go on a quest to the Heart of the World to save their drought-ravaged kingdom.
A widowed and grief-stricken king calls on his...
Invincible 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...
Invisible Kingdom, The
(Part I of the Invisible Kingdom Trilogy)
GORGEOUS WORDS AND STUNNING ILLUSTRATIONS COMBINE IN A BOOK FOR ANYONE AGED 8-80, BY INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED PAPER-CUT ARTIST ROB RYAN
This is a story about a prince. He lived in a palace that seemed to have been specially designed to make someone...
Kingdom Revealed, The
(Part II of the Invisible Kingdom Trilogy)
A STUNNINGLY ILLUSTRATED FAIRYTALE FOR ALL AGES FROM INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED PAPERCUT ARTIST ROB RYAN-THE FOLLOW-UP TO THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM
This is a story about a young boy who doesn't want to be King. What he wants, more 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
The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring
retold and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
A BEAUTIFUL RETELLING OF THE CLASSIC RUSSIAN FOLKTALE WITH LAVISH FULL-COLOR OIL PAINTINGS
Winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award
Brave deeds and wondrous magic come together in this tale based on cla...
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