Middle East Books

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From Beirut to Jerusalem: Revised Edition
1.  From Beirut to Jerusalem: Revised Edition by Thomas L. Friedman
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  "If you only want to read one book on the Middle East, this is it.  Despite all the press devoted to this area, the media does not offer context.  This book does.  It's an incredibly fast read and will open your eyes."
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Three Cups of Tea (Reprint Edition); One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations...One School at a Time [3 Cups Tea]
2.  Three Cups of Tea (Reprint Edition); One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations...One School at a Time [3 Cups Tea] by Greg Mortenson
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  "Incredible.  The author of this book should have won the Nobel peace prize instead of Obama.  Read the book and you'll probably agree."
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All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
3.  All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer
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  "I had never heard of the British/U.S. coup in Iran before reading this book. After reading this book you have a greater appreciation of the short & long term risks of Western foreign policy decisions. This book is excellent, it reads better than most thrillers."
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Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team
4.  Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team by George Jonas
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  "The foundation for Spielberg's "Munich" film, this book is far superior.  It offers the context the movie was not able to delve into.  When reading this book, I never looked up."
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Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone
5.  Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
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  "There are so many parts of this book at seem unbelievable, yet are true.  The mistakes, arrogance, poor planning and so much more are well detailed by an excellent writer.  It's like reading a Greek Tragedy."
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On Wings of Eagles
6.  On Wings of Eagles by Ken Follett
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  "Ross Perot, best known for his presidential run in 1992 is a central character in this incredible true story. Although Ken Follett is popular fiction suspense writer, he also proves to be a strong non-fiction writer as well."
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Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (Penguin Books)
7.  Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (Penguin Books) by Steve Coll
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  "This book is big, but it's worth it.  By covering such a wide range of time, people and countries the author is able to tie together so much information to give you a full picture of how past actions led to today's current situation."
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Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times
8.  Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times by George Crile
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  "Although Charlie Wilson helped bring down the Soviet Union, after reading this book you will question not only how one congressman could have so much power, but also how people can fail to consider the longer term implications of their decisions.  The book offers far more insight and context than the movie which was very lacking in that area."
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Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
9.  Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam by Mark Bowden
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  "This is a long book, yet Mark Bowden manages to keep the pace going and provide an insider's view into the Iran Hostage Crisis.  He manages to convey both the day to day story and the larger picture very effectively."
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Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
10.  Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds by Stephen Kinzer
The list author says:
  "I read this book seeking to learn more about Turkey and accomplished my goal.  The book convey's insights from the author's experience as well as his analysis of the country.  He revealed a side of Turkey which was not always positive."
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Need quote from B to J: Israeli general, "We can't fight against rock throwers, approx." 0 Nov 15, 2012
Follow-up to "From Beirut to Jerusalem"? 0 Jul 6, 2011
Does anybody know why this is no longer available in the United States? 0 Jun 26, 2011
Penguin Publishing's Ridiculous Pricing 0 Jul 13, 2010
Vengeance vs Striking Back 0 Jul 20, 2006
This book should be available on audio 0 Apr 19, 2006
 
   

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