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1 Cohen, William S. MEN OF ZEAL: A CANDID INSIDE STORY OF THE IRAN-CONTRA HEARINGS
Viking Adult 1988 0670822523 / 9780670822522 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
This illuminating account of the Iran-contra affair by the two senators fro m Maine is based on testimony taken during the hearings, the findings of th e Tower Commission and the authors' observations and reactions as members o f the Select Committee. The testimony of Richard Secord, Robert MacFarlane, Oliver North, John Poindexter, Albert Hakim, Elliott Abrams, George Shultz , Fawn Hall and others is placed firmly in context by the authors, who are outspoken in their comments ("Oliver North melodramatically boasted that he would take a spear in the chest for Ronald Reagan, even as he carefully st eered the spear into John Poindexter's chest"). The question of the preside nt's knowledge of the "initiative," as well as the extent of Vice-President Bush's involvement, is as thoroughly explored as perhaps it can be current ly. Cohen and Mitchell believe it likely that President Reagan will grant f ull pardons to those under investigation or indictment "for their activitie s in carrying out his goals." A clear exposition of the chronology, probabl e motivations and the broader implications of Iran-contra, this is a book m any Americans have been waiting for. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION : THE CONQUEST OF THE MIDDLE EAST, Fisk, Robert
2 Fisk, Robert THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION : THE CONQUEST OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Gardners Books 2006 1841150088 / 9781841150086 Paperback Very Good 
A sweeping and dramatic history of the last half century of conflict in the Middle East from an award-winning journalist who has covered the region fo r over thirty years, The Great War for Civilisation unflinchingly chronicle s the tragedy of the region from the Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revo lution; from the American hostage crisis in Beirut to the Iran-Iraq War; fr om the 1991 Gulf War to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. A book of se aring drama as well as lucid, incisive analysis, The Great War for Civilisa tion is a work of major importance for today's world. Reaching back into the long history of invasion, occupation and colonizatio n in the region, Robert Fisk sets forth information in a way that makes cle ar how a history of injustice "has condemned the Middle East to war." He lays open the role of the West in the seemingly endless strife and warfare in the region, traces the growth of the West's involvement and influence there over the past one hundred years, and outlines the West's record of support for some of the most ruthless leaders in the Middle East. He chronicles the ever-more-powerful military presence of the United States and tracks the consequent, increasingly virulent anti-Western - and particularly anti-American - sentiment among the region's Muslim populations. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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FROM BEIRUT TO JERUSALEM, Friedman, Thomas L.
3 Friedman, Thomas L. FROM BEIRUT TO JERUSALEM
Anchor 1990 0385413726 / 9780385413725 Paperback Very Good 
A read book, but no markings throughout, spine unblemished, NOT an ex-libra ry edition: Winner of the 1989 National Book Award for nonfiction, this extraordinary bestseller is still the most incisive, thought-provoking book ever written about the Middle East. Thomas L. Friedman, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, and now the Foreign Affairs columnist on the op-ed page of the New York Times, drew on his ten years in the Middle East to write a book that The Wall Street Journal called "a sparkling intellectual guidebook... an engrossing journey not to be missed." Now with a new chapter that brings the ever-changing history of the conflict in the Middle East up to date, this seminal historical work reaffirms both its timeliness and its timelessness. "If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it." -- Seymour Hersh. "From Beirut To Jerusalem is the most intelligent and comprehensive account one is likely to read." -- New York Times Book Review. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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INTO THE LAND OF BONES: ALEXANDER THE GREAT IN AFGHANISTAN, Holt, Frank L.
4 Holt, Frank L. INTO THE LAND OF BONES: ALEXANDER THE GREAT IN AFGHANISTAN
University of California Pre 2005 0520249933 / 9780520249936 Paperback Very Good 
Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan by Frank L. Holt The so-called first war of the twenty-first century actually began more than 2,300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Frank L. Holt vividly recounts Alexander's invasion of ancient Bactria, situating in a broader historical perspective America's war in Afghanistan. 
Price: 450.00 JPY
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5 Kozloff, Arielle P. THE FIRST 4000 YEARS : THE RATNER COLLECTION OF JUDAEAN ANTIQUITIES : AN EX HIBITION HELD AT THE PARK SYNAGOGUE, CLEVELAND HEIGHT
B. W. Ratner 1978 Original Wraps Very Good 
Bibliography: p. 114. 
Price: 1700.00 JPY
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CITY OF ORANGES: AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF ARABS AND JEWS IN JAFFA, LeBor, Adam
6 LeBor, Adam CITY OF ORANGES: AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF ARABS AND JEWS IN JAFFA
W.W. Norton & Co 2007 0747586020 / 9780747586029 Print on Deman Fair 
Jaffa - famed for its orange groves - was for centuries a city of traders, merchants, teachers and administrators, home to Muslims, Christians and Jew s alike. That is, until the founding of the state of Israel, which was simu ltaneously a moment of jubilation for the Jews and a disaster - the Naqba - for the 100,000 Arabs who fled Jaffa in 1948. Through the stories of six f amilies - three Arab and three Jewish - Adam LeBor delicately illuminates t he complexity of modern Israel, going beyond the media stereotypes and poli tical rhetoric to tell a moving human story. From the Christian Arab car-de aler, the Jewish coffee-and-spice merchant and the Arab baker who makes bre ad for the whole community, to the Jewish schoolgirl who befriends an Arab drug dealer, these people strive to make a life in a country born of confli ct. 
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SPIRIT OF THE PHOENIX: BEIRUT AND THE STORY OF LEBANON, Llewellyn, Tim
7 Llewellyn, Tim SPIRIT OF THE PHOENIX: BEIRUT AND THE STORY OF LEBANON
I.B.Tauris 2010 1845117352 / 9781845117351 Hardcover Near Fine/Very Good 
A tight clean hardcover, no markings throughout: What is Lebanon all about? Why has this tiny, fertile Mediterranean country become a byword for violence and chaos in the minds of much of the world? In "Spirit of the Phoenix" veteran broadcast journalist Tim Llewellyn wanders the streets of Beirut - the city he once lived in during the civil war - in search of answers to these questions. On every wall there is a poster, in every cafe a dish, on every building a feature, which suggests the history of one of the many peoples that make up this extraordinarily diverse and volatile country. In this lyrical journey of political and historical discovery, Llewellyn traces the signs, and tells the stories of the Druze, the Maronites and the Shia, The Sunnis, the Armenians and the Alawites. Interviewing footsoldiers and priests, refugees, warlords and gangsters, he evokes the cacophony of competing narratives, cultures and memories with which the city resounds. He also celebrates the qualities which unite the Lebanese, from the Hezbollah heartlands to the Gucci superstore: resilience, resourcefulness and spirit. As Lebanon stands once more at the brink of crisis, "Spirit of the Phoenix" offers an introduction to the country's fractious politics and an unforgettable portrait of a people that continue to rise again and again from the ashes. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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8 MacKey, Sandra LEBANON: DEATH OF A NATION
Congdon & Weed 1989 0865532044 / 9780865532045 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
This is an excellent primer on Lebanon and its internal politics for both t he general reader and the specialist. In an almost clinical fashion, journa list Mackey strips away the complex nuances of Lebanese politics and looks at each social and ethnic component individually. She covers the historical background and development of Lebanon from antiquity to current day. She a nalyzes the agony of the contemporary civil war and provides insight into t he intertwining of families and power politics. Also discussed is the role of the external regional and world powers, particularly the strong French i nfluence, the American and Israeli interventions, and the Soviet presence. This is an excellent supplement to Michael Hudson's The Precarious Republic (Random, 1968) and Lebanon in Crisis , edited by P. Edward Haley and Lewis W. Snider (Syracuse Univ. Pr., 1979). 
Price: 1300.00 JPY
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PERSIAN MIRRORS: THE ELUSIVE FACE OF IRAN, Sciolino, Elaine
9 Sciolino, Elaine PERSIAN MIRRORS: THE ELUSIVE FACE OF IRAN
Free Press 2001 0743217799 / 9780743217798 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. As a correspondent for Newsweek and The New York Times, Elaine Sciolino has had more experience covering Iran than any other American reporter. She was aboard the airplane that took Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Tehran in 1979 and was there for the Iranian revolution, the hostage crisis, the Iran-Iraq war, the rise of President Khatami, and the riots of the summer of 1999. In Persian Mirrors, Sciolino takes us into the public and private spaces of Iran and uncovers an alluring and seductive nation where a great battle is raging -- not for control over territory, but for the soul of its people. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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