Summary: Provides an account of the history of covert operations in the Middle East, looking at how the United States and other Western powers have tried to establish control over the region's resources and commerce, while at the same time working to prevent the spread of communism.
Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.1241 GER
Summary: Returning to the UK in September 2010 after serving in Iraq as the political adviser to the top American general, Emma Sky felt no sense of homecoming. She soon found herself back in the Middle East travelling through a region in revolt. 'In A Time of Monsters' bears witness to the demands of young people for dignity and justice during the Arab Spring; the inability of sclerotic regimes to...
Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Books 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SKY, EMMA SKY
Summary: "Marcus Ryker has spent his entire career studying killers. One thing he knows for sure: a peace summit is the ultimate stage for an assassination. President Andrew Clarke is determined to announce his historic peace plan from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. But when senior American officials who support the plan begin violently dying, Clarke orders Ryker and his team of CIA operatives to hunt...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ROS
Summary: "A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia. One of the great woman adventurers of the twentieth century and the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I, Gertrude Bell turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to...
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BELL, GERTRUDE BEL
Summary: Following in the footsteps of Sir Richard Burton and Lawrence of Arabia, Hugh Pope presents his modern-day explorations, mined from more than three decades, of the politics, religion, and aspirations of Muslim peoples to show how the Middle East is much more than a monolithic "Islamic world."
Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.05 POP
Summary: "The Invisible Arab is a brilliant analysis from Marwan Bishara, one of the Arab world's leading public intellectuals, on how the Arabs broke their own psychological barrier of fear to kindle one of the first significant revolutionary transformations of the twenty-first century."--Jacket.
Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2012
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 909.097 BIS
Summary: The war against ISIS and the so-called caliphate it declared across Syria and Iraq was a battle to define not just the Middle East but the wider world. Growing from the aftermath of the U.S. war in Iraq and a brutal civil war in Syria, ISIS sought to usher in a new era of conflict as it launched terrorist attacks across Europe, while inflicting a savage extremism on the population in...
Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.7044 GIG
Summary: Publisher's description: While tensions continue to rise in Iraq and surrounding countries, there is a heightened curiosity worldwide for definitive, balanced, and timely information about the Middle East. This concise and distinctive volume provides a fascinating, in-depth look at the driving forces that have led to acts of violence, religious fervor, and costly wars in this hostile territory...
Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2008
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 912.56 NAT
Summary: Tyler draws on newly opened presidential archives to dramatize the approach to the Middle East across U.S. presidencies from Eisenhower to George W. Bush, showing how each president has managed to undo the policies of his predecessor, often fomenting anger against America.
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.7305 TYL
Summary: "One of the greatest unanswered questions after the massive and violent changes that hit the Middle East in 2011, known to some as the "Arab Spring" and to others as the "Islamist Winter," is how the West failed to predict both cataclysmic seasons inworld affairs and to meet their challenges. The so-called spring didn't last long, quickly unraveling into a collection of civil wars, civil...
Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 PHA
Summary: "Based on two decades of reporting, NBC's chief foreign correspondent's riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close--sometimes dangerously so. When he was just twenty-three, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly thereafter he was working freelance for Arab...
Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956 ENG
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.05 ENG
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.05 Engel 2016
Summary: "When he succeeded his father in 1999, King Abdullah of Jordan released a batch of political prisoners in the hopes of smoothing his transition to power. Little did he know that among those released was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a man who would go on to become a terrorist mastermind too dangerous even for al-Qaeda and give rise to an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. Zarqawi...
Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 WAR
Summary: The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What explains the rise of ISIS and what does it portend for the future of the Middle East? In this book, one of the world's leading authorities on political Islam and jihadism sheds new light on these questions as he provides a unique history of the rise and growth of ISIS. Moving...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 956 GER
Summary: Continuing his trek across the Muslim world, art scholar Waldemar Januszczak introduces viewers to masterworks in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia-from the gigantic and surreal mud mosques of Mali; to a rare, 10th-century Egyptian ewer carved out of a single piece of rock crystal; to the inspired urban planning of the ancient city of Isfahan in Iran; to the stunning architecture of...
Format: software, multimedia
Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007
Summary: In The Rise of ISIS, Martin Smith (Gangs of Iraq; Beyond Baghdad) draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV RIS
Summary: As life among the aristocracy in Damascus and Baghdad attained its zenith of refinement, another important cultural center was developing in Islamic Cordoba. This program focuses on the remarkable cultural contributions of Ziryab, a talented young musician who fled the East for Andalusia and became the era's preeminent arbiter of style and taste. After creating a popular new form of music and...
Format: software, multimedia
Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006
Summary: The Crusades were the bridge between medieval and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the little explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for they made the crisis truly global. "The Last Crusaders" is about the period's last great conflict between East and West, and the titanic contest between Habsburg-led Christendom and the Ottoman Empire in...
Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2010
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.015 ROG
Summary: From the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution, this course covers western history from roughly 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, when the "foundations" of the modern West come into view. Beginning in the ancient Near East, moving to Greece and Rome, the course explores the shape and impact of large ancient empires, including those of Persia and...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002
Copies Available at Woodmere5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FOU
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 3
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 4
Summary: "Southwest Asia and North Africa are known as the Middle East, but also as the cradle of civilization. The geography of the region gave rise to the first civilizations, and people have impacted the land for thousands of years. From the pyramids of Egypt to the Arabian Desert, readers will love learning about the varied landscapes and cityscapes of this exciting region. Full-color photographs...
Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2021
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 956 COL
Summary: "Drawing on her years as a campaigner and commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, [Eltahawy] explains that since the Arab Spring began, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt,...
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 297 ELT
Summary: "The bestselling author of The Secretary tells the gripping story of the real roots of the Sunni-Shia conflict in Middle East in the 1979 Iran Revolution that changed the region forever"--
Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 955.05 GHA
Summary: "Everywhere militants were blowing up Christians, their churches, their shops. They threatened them with kidnapping. They promised to take their children. The message to these 'infidels' You have no place in Iraq. Pay a penalty to stay, leave, or be killed."Sweeping from Syria into Iraq, Islamic State fighters (ISIS) have been brutalizing and annihilating Christians. How? Why? Where did the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2016