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The Dark Side of the Crescent Moon Paperback – May 6, 2011

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"Gounev opens new and interesting perspectives. . . . A good overview of the complex relationship between the western world and Russia, especially with regard to the question how to deal with the global threat of political Islam. . . . It is wise to listen carefully to the insight of this East European who knows well the centuries of domination of his home country by the Ottoman Empire. History will tell whether the development of the various scenarios will be as inevitable as described by Gournev."

—Dietrich Kuhl, Journal of the Institute of Islamic Studies

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Born in Bulgaria, Georgy Gounev obtained his Master’s degree in history from the University of Saint Clement in Sofia and later received his PhD from the prestigious Institute of Foreign Relations in Moscow, Russia. Gounev published four books in his native country, and in 2009 his first book in English was published entitled Fighting Evil with the Help of Satan—an analysis of the wartime relationship between President Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin. He currently teaches contemporary Middle Eastern history, current events, and international studies at three different colleges in Southern California.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Foreign Policy Challenges (May 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615442579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615442570
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,448,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A book starts with its title, doesn't it?
I would like to congratulate the author for the brilliant choice of the title of his recent book. The metaphor precisely reflects the purpose of his work - to throw light on some aspects of a pulsing problem, positioned by the forces of the cultural and political gravity like a flamboyant crescent with a large, quite mysterious, invisible for the naked eye area.
Without any doubt, the author achieves his goal to throw light on the "dark side of the crescent moon". Moreover, putting together a large number of known, unknown, forgotten, neglected, and/or misinterpreted facts, Mr. Gounev focuses his "light" on some characteristics of the low and high relief of the surface of the "dark side of the crescent moon" that could quite seriously "darken" the otherwise "enlightened" development of the modern world.
I strongly recommend the book to anyone who is interested in the ways the past and the present shape the "surprises" of our future.
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The Dark Side of the Crescent Moon is an historical/political/current events analysis of the growth of radical Islam throughout the world. It deals with how the growth of radical Islam in Europe could affect the relationship between the United States and Russia and how they may become allies as a result of this dangerous growth.

Chapter 7 is an exceptional chapter that deals with the recent history of Iran and how it became a theocratic-totalitarian radical Islam country.

I would recommend this book to all people interested in the dangers of radical Islam and the possible scenarios for the US and Russia - all people interested in the survival of Western Civilization.
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This book outlines the radical Islam attempts to take over the world. It is well written with exhaustive research to validate the facts given. Let's one know that if we are not following the role of the Radical Islam groups we will be in trouble in years to come.
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The author has done a remarkable job of analyzing the historical and political significance of the growth of Radical Islam throughout the world and particularly in Europe. The book is incredibly timely with the current threat of ISIS. All students of political science, Mid East Studies, history and current events should read this valuable book.
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