Mostly Modern History

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Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism
1.  Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism by Dore Gold
The list author says:
  "If the US had blasted Saudi Arabia off the map, the partisan (and self-destructing) opposition would complain about NK and Iraq.  Pick one, and they'd complain about the others."
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The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs
2.  The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs by David Pryce-Jones
The list author says:
  "Be sure to get Fareed Zakaria's book at the same time."
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God Has Ninety-Nine Names: Reporting from a Militant Middle East
3.  God Has Ninety-Nine Names: Reporting from a Militant Middle East by Judith Miller
The list author says:
  "And this one."
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Why I Am Not a Muslim
4.  Why I Am Not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq
The list author says:
  "Apparently this man writes under an assumed name to avoid getting killed by all those tolerant Moslems."
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Arafat's War: The Man and His Battle for Israeli Conquest
5.  Arafat's War: The Man and His Battle for Israeli Conquest by Efraim Karsh
The list author says:
  "Arafat planned the resumption of the so-called intifada long before the talks ended.  That's part of his genocidal, imperialist pattern."
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Tales from the Left Coast: True Stories of Hollywood Stars and Their Outrageous Politics
6.  Tales from the Left Coast: True Stories of Hollywood Stars and Their Outrageous Politics by James L. Hirsen
The list author says:
  "from NewsMax.  Probably the non-readers from the Left have already left bad reviews.  Why not, they've got nothing else to do all day."
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Burning Tigris, The: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response
7.  Burning Tigris, The: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response by Peter Balakian
The list author says:
  "Written by an ethnically Armenian author, details the political talk but no walk that went on in and out of government, including Hollywood."
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Not Even My Name: A True Story
8.  Not Even My Name: A True Story by Thea Halo
The list author says:
  "I'm a bit of a Turkophile, but this is a pretty good book about a pretty bad time.  [www.notevenmyname.com]"
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The Golden Trade of the Moors: West African Kingdoms in the Fourteenth Century
9.  The Golden Trade of the Moors: West African Kingdoms in the Fourteenth Century by E. W. Bovill
The list author says:
  "Includes a discussion of the slave trade routes begun at least as early as the 10th century.  Apologists insist there never was a slave trade."
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Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First
10.  Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First by Mona Charen
The list author says:
  "Shreds the claims of the anti-American "left" regarding the Cold War and plenty more."
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In Denial: Historians, Communism, and Espionage
11.  In Denial: Historians, Communism, and Espionage by John Earl Haynes
The list author says:
  "One of the reader reviews is purportedly by someone criticized in this book, which makes it even more tempting, no?"
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The Road to Terror: Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932-1939
12.  The Road to Terror: Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932-1939 by J. Arch Getty
The list author says:
  "After helping Stalin get rid of his colleagues, Bukharin got his.  He was merely a less skilled criminal than Stalin.  The transcripts here make for interesting reading."
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The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia
13.  The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia by David King
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite Listmania titles, see also my full review."
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Who Killed Kirov?: The Kremlin's Greatest Mystery
14.  Who Killed Kirov?: The Kremlin's Greatest Mystery by Amy Knight
The list author says:
  "The whole world already knows that Stalin killed Kirov, and used the murder as a pretext to murder a bunch of other potential rivals.  But it's nice to see a whole book about it."
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Stalin's Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953
15.  Stalin's Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953 by Jonathan Brent
The list author says:
  "Someone put an "instead of" title that looks like some kooky apologia for Stalin.  Stalin was as much a 'Nazi' as Hitler, in fact, worse, because he was so much better at it."
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Beria
16.  Beria by Amy W. Knight
The list author says:
  "Stalin's most willing henchman would have fit right into Saddam Hussein's family.  See also Sakharov's memoirs for a little more about Beria."
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Stalin: Triumph and Tragedy
17.  Stalin: Triumph and Tragedy by Dmitriĭ Antonovich Volkogonov
The list author says:
  "That title has to go.  Stalin wasn't a triumphant or a tragic figure, he was a monster and perpetrator.  Volkogonov lost a parent to Stalin's purges."
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Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia
18.  Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia by Gabriel Gorodetsky
The list author says:
  "As discussed by Volkogonov, the bungling of the war by Stalin, early on, led to massive losses."
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A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954
19.  A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, 1945-1954 by Michael J. Hogan
The list author says:
  "I happen to be a fan of President Truman, as a lot of people are.  I didn't get much of a chance to look this one over, so I'm storing it here to remind myself."
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Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It?
20.  Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It? by Michael Shermer
The list author says:
  "Those who say the Holocaust was exaggerated are the same as those who say it never happened at all."
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And the Sea Is Never Full: Memoirs, 1969-
21.  And the Sea Is Never Full: Memoirs, 1969- by Elie Wiesel
The list author says:
  "I'm impressed by his fair-minded, even-handed writing.  His portrait of Pat Buchanan (PB's an @#$%^! by the way) is factual, as are his experiences during President Reagan's Bitburg fiasco."
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The Case for Israel
22.  The Case for Israel by Alan M. Dershowitz
The list author says:
  "Usually the Left looks like Stormfront.  I don't like this guy, but here he lays out the facts, as against the Arab propaganda that is ubiquitous, including in the egregiously partisan mass-media."
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The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad
23.  The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad by Fareed Zakaria
The list author says:
  "Zakaria is fascinating to me, although I do tend to eschew philosophical writing.  His take is that democracy has to be balanced by personal liberty."
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Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
24.  Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan
The list author says:
  "The machinations that took place after World War I are good to read about, because European politics haven't changed much.  Keep an eye on the struggles in the EU."
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Black Southerners in Confederate Armies
25.  Black Southerners in Confederate Armies by J Segars
The list author says:
  "I was looking at this one in the mall one day, and if I were still on a Civil War kick I'd have picked it up.  I plan to try it from the library first.  See also the DVD set, Ken Burns' Civil War."
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