Select Bibliography on the Modern Middle East

  • Fouad Ajami. The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice Since 1967. New York: Cambridge, 1981.
  • ___. The Dream Palace of the Arabs: A Generation’s Odyssey. New York: Vintage Books, 1998.
  • Tariq Ali. The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity. New York: Verso, 2002.
  • Karen Armstrong. Holy War: The Crusades and Their Impact on Today’s World. New York: Anchor Books, 1988.
  • ___. Islam: A Short History. New York: Random House, 2002.
  • Thomas Asbridge. The First Crusade: A New History. New York: Oxford, 2004.
  • Paul Aussaresses. The Battle of the Casbah. New York: Enigma Books, 2002.
  • Benjamin R. Barber. Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorisms Challenge to Democracy. New York: Ballatine Books, 1995.
  • James Barr. Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and the Britain's Secret War. New York: Norton, 2008.
  • Jack Beeching. The Galleys at Lepanto. New York: Scribners, 1982.
  • Peter L. Bergen. Holy War, Inc: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden. New York: Free Press, 2001.
  • Nicholas Bethell. The Palestine Triangle: The Struggle for the Holy Land, 1935-48. New York:  Putnam, 1979.
  • James A. Bill. Musaddiq, Iranian Nationalism, and Oil. Austin: University of Texas, 1988.
  • Wolf Blitzer. Territory of Lies The Story of Jonathan Jay Pollard: The American Who Spied on His Country for Israel and How He Was Betrayed. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.
  • Mark Bowen. Guests of the Ayatollah. New York: Grove Press, 2006.
  • Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquie. Forbidden Truth: U.S.-Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy and the Failed Hunt for Bin Laden. New York: Thunder Month/Nation Books Press, 2002.
  • Geraldine Brooks. Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women. New York: Anchor, 1995.
  • Andrew and Leslie Cockburn. Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship. New York: Harper Collins, 1991.
  • ___. Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein. New York: HarperCollins, 1999.
  • Avner Cohen. Israel and the Bomb. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
  • Larry Collins and Doninque Lapierre. O Jerusalem! New York: Avon, 1972.
  • Youssef M. Choueiri. Arab Nationalism: A History. New York: Blackwell, 2000.
  • Shahram Chubin and Charles Tripp. Iran and Iraq at War. Boulder: Westview Press, 1988.
  • Steve Coll. The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century. New York: Viking/Penguin, 2008.
  • John K. Cooley. Payback: America's Long War In The Middle East. New York: Brassey's, 1991.
  • Chester Cooper. The Lion's Last Roar: Suez, 1956. New York: Haper & Row, 1978.
  • Martin Van Creveld. The Sword of Gideon: A Critical History of the Israeli Defense Force. Washington: Public Affairs, 2002.
  • Moshe Dayan.  Diary of The Sinai Campaign. New York: Schocken, 1967.
  • David Dereksen. The Crescent and The Cross. New York: Putnam's, 1964.
  • Tahar Djaout. The Last Summer of Reason. St. Paul, MN: Ruminator Books, 2001.
  • Charles M. Doughty. Travels in Arabia Deserta. New York: Doubleday, 1955.
  • Trevor N. Dupuy. How To Defeat Saddam Hussein. New York: Warner, 1991.
  • . Elusive Victory: The Arab-Israeli Wars. New York: Hero Books, 1984.
  • Abba Eban. An Autobiography. New York: Random House, 1977.
  • John L. Esposito. Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam. New York: Oxford, 2002.
  • ___. Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism, or Reform? Boulder: Lynn Rienner, 1997.
  • John L. Esposito and Dalia Mogahed. Who Speaks for Islam? New York: Gallup Press, 2007.
  • Byron Farwell. Burton: A Biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton. New York: Viking Press, 1988.
  • Robert Fisk. Pity The Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.
  • William H. Forbis. Fall of the Peacock Throne: the Story of Iran. New York: Harper and Row, 1980.
  • Thomas L. Friedman. From Beirut to Jerusalem. New York: Anchor, 1989.
  • ___. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization. New York: Anchor, 2000.
  • ___. Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2002.
  • David Fromkin. The Peace To End All Peace. New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1989.
  • Carlotta Gall and Thomas de Waal. Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
  • Andre Gerolymatos. The Balkan Wars. New York: Basic Books, 2002.
  • Martin Gilbert. Churchill and the Jews: A Lifelong Friendship. New York: Holt, 2007.
  • Jason Goodwin. Lord of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire. New York: Henry Holt, 1998.
  • Gershom Gorenberg. The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggles for the Temple Mount. New York: Oxford, 2000.
  • ___. The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements. New York: Times Books, 2006.
  • Robert Graham. Iran: The Illusion of Power. New York: St. Martin's, 1979.
  • Dominic Green. Three Empires on the Nile. New York: Free Press, 2008.
  • Anton La Guardia. War Without End: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Struggle for a Promised Land. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.
  • Jill Hamilton. Gods, Guns and Israel: Britain, the First World War and the Jews in the Holy City. London: Sutton, 2006
  • Seymour M. Hersh. The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy. New York: Random House, 1991.
  • Chaim Herzog. The Arab-Israeli Wars: War and Peace in The Middle East. New York: Vintage, 1984.
  • Peter Hopkirk. The Great Game: The Struggle For Empire in Central Asia. New York: Kodansha, 1992.
  • Albert Houani. A History of The Arab Peoples. New York: Harvard, 1991.
  • Norman Housley. The Later Crusades: From Lyons To Alcazar, 1274-1580. New York: Oxford, 1992.
  • Fereydoun Hoveyda. The Broken Crescent: The 'Threat' of Militant Islamic Fundamentalism. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998.
  • Mark Hubbard. Warriors of the Prophet: The Struggle for Islam. Boulder: Westview Press, 1998.
  • ___. Brutal Truths, Fragile Myths. Boulder: Westview, 2004.
  • Hala Jaber. Hezbollah: Born with a Vengeance. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
  • Roland Jacquard. In the Name of Osama Bin Laden. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002.
  • Paul Johnson. A History of The Jews. New York: Harper, 1987,
  • Robert D. Kaplan. The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite. New York: Free Press, 1995.
  • ___. Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan. New York: Vintage Books, 1990.
  • ___. Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus. New York: Random House, 2000.
  • Karim H. Karim. Islamic Peril: Media and Global Violence. New York: Black Rose Books, 2000.
  • Efraim Karsh and Inari Karsh. Empires of the Sand. Cambridge: Harvard, 1999.
  • Samir al-Khalil. Republic of Fear: An Inside Story of Saddam's Iraq. New York: Pantheon, 1989.
  • J. B. Kelly. Arabia, The Gulf & The West. New York: Basic Books, 1980.
  • Gilles Kepel. Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002.
  • ___. The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.
  • Majid Khadduri. The Gulf War: The Origins and Implications of the Iraq-Iran Conflict. New York: Oxford, 1988.
  • Michael T. Klare. Blood and Oil. New York: Henry Holt, 2004.
  • David Kimche and Dan Bawly. The Six-Day War: Prologue and Aftermath. New York: Stein and Day, 1971.
  • Lord Kinross. Ataturk: A Biography of Mustafa Kemal, Father of Modern Turkey. New York: Morrow, 1964.
  • Rudyard Kipling. Kim. New York: Penguin, 1901.
  • Dan Kurzman. Genesis 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War. New York: World, 1970.
  • Walter Laqueur. A History of Zionism. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1972.
  • T.E. Lawrence. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph. New York: Anchor, 1935.
  • Bernard Lewis. The Multiple Identities of the Middle East. New York: Schocken Books, 1998.
  • ___. The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years. New York Simon and Schuster, 1995.
  • ___. What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response. New York: Oxford, 2002.
  • ___. From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East. New York: Oxford, 2004.
  • David Levering Lewis. God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007.
  • B. H. Liddel Hart. Lawrence of Arabia. New York: De Capo, 1935.
  • Mary S. Lovell. A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998.
  • Frank McLynn. Burton: Snow Upon the Desert. London: John Murray, 1990.
  • Amin Maalouf. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. New York: Schocken, 1984.
  • Sandra Mackey. The Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom. Boston: Houghton Miflin, 1987.
  • ____. The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002.
  • Patrick Macrory. Retreat from Kabul: The Incredible Story of How a Savage Afghan Force Massacred the World’s Most Powerful Army. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2002.
  • Frank McLynn. Burton: Snow Upon the Desert. London: Fred Murray, 1990.
  • Peter Mansfield. A History of The Middle East. New York: Viking, 1991.
  • Amy Dockser Marcus. Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. New York: Viking, 2007.
  • Kati Marton. A Death in Jerusalem. New York: Pantheon, 1990.
  • Mark Mazower. The Balkans: A Short History. New York: Modern Library, 2002.
  • Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac. Tournament of Shadows. Washington, DC: Counterpoint Books, 1999.
  • Karl E. Meyer. The Dust of Empires: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland. New York: Public Affairs, 2003.
  • Aaron David Miller. The Much Too Promised Land. New York: Bantam Books, 2008.
  • Judith Miller. God Has Ninety-Nine Names: Reporting from the Militant Middle East. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996.
  • Judith Miller and Laurie Mylroie. Saddam Hussein and The Crisis in The Gulf. New York: Times Books, 1990.
  • Alan Moorehead. The White Nile. New York: Harper Collins, 1960.
  • ___. The Blue Nile. New York: Harper Collins, 1962
  • Benny Morris. 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War. New Haven: Yale, 2008.
  • Leonard Mosely. Power Game: Oil In The Middle East. Random House. 1973.
  • Shlomo Nakidmon. First Strike: The Exclusive Story of How Israel Foiled Iraq' Attempt To Get  The Bomb. New York: Summit, 1990.
  • Donald Neff. Warriors At Suez: Eisenhower Takes American Into The Middle East. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981.
  • Edgar O'Ballance. No Victor, No Vanquished: The Yom Kippur War. Novato, CA: Presido Press, 1978.
  • . The Gulf War. New York: Brassey's, 1988.
  • Conor Cruise O'Brien. The Siege: The Saga of Israel and Zionism. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986.
  • Michael B. Oren. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East. New York: Oxford, 2002.
  • ___. Power, Faith, and Fantasy: American in the Middle East. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007.
  • Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy. By Way of Deception. New York: St. Martin's, 1990.
  • Rithie Ovendale. The Origins of The Arab-Israeli Wars. New York: Longman's, 1984.
  • Trita Parsi. Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the U.S. New Haven: Yale, 2007.
  • Daniel Pipes. Militant Islam Reaches America. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002.
  • Kenneth M. Pollack. The Threatening Storm: A Case for Invading Iraq. New York: Public Affairs, 2002.
  • ___. The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America. New York: Public Affairs, 2004.
  • Nicole and Hugh Pope. Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey. New York: Overlook, 2000.
  • Gerald Posner. Secrets of the Kingdom. New York: Random House, 2005.
  • David Pryce-Jones. The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs. New York: Harper, 1991.
  • Itamar Rabinovich. The Road Not Taken: Early Arab-Israeli Negotiations. New York: Oxford,1991.
  • Ahmed Rashid. Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.
  • ___.  Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
  • Dan Ravin and Yossi Melman. Every Spy a Prince. New York: Houghton Miflin, 1990.
  • James Reston, Jr. Warriors of God. New York: Random House, 2001.
  • Edward Rice. Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: A Biography. New York: Da Capo, 1990.
  • Jonathan Riley-Smith. The Crusades: A Short History. New Haven: Yale, 1987.
  • Will and Sharon Rogers. Storm Center: The USS Vincennes and Iran Air Flight 655. Annapolis,MD: Naval Institute Press, 1992.
  • Steve Runciman. The Fall of Constantinople 1453. New York: Cambridge, 1963.
  • Edward Said. Orientalism. New York: Vantage, 1979.
  • Ronald Sanders. The High Walls of Jerusalem: A History of the Balfour Declaration and the Birth of the British Mandate for Palestine. Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1983.
  • Patrick Seale. Abu Nidal: A Gun For Hire. New York: Random House, 1992.
  • . Asad of Syria: The Struggle For The Middle East. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1988.
  • Tom Segev. One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate. New York: Henry Holt, 1999.
  • ___. 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East. New York: Metropolitan, 2007.
  • R.W. Seton-Watson. Disraeli, Gladstone, and the Eastern Question. New York: Norton, 1972.
  • Anthony Shadid. Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats, and the New Politics of Islam. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2002.
  • Ze'ev Shiff and Ehud Ya'ari. Intifada: The Palestinian Uprising -- Israel's Third Front. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.
  • David K. Shipler. Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits In A Promised Land. New York: Viking, 1986.
  • Avi Shlaim. The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, The Zionists, and Palestine, 1921-1951. New York: Oxford, 1990.
  • ___. The Iron Will: Israel and the Arab World. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001.
  • R.C. Smail. Crusading Warfare, 1097-1193. New York: Cambridge, 1978.
  • Ehud Sprinzak. The Ascendance of Israel's Radical Right. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • Harry G. Summers. On Strategy II: A Critical Analysis of The Gulf War. New York: Dell, 1992.
  • Stephen Tanner. Afghanistan: A Military History from Alexander the Great to the Fall of the Taliban. New York: Da Capo, 2002.
  • Andrew Taylor. God’s Fugitive: The Life of C. M. Doughy. New York: Dorset Press, 1999.
  • Lowell Thomas. With Lawrence In Arabia. Garden City: Grove Books, 1924.
  • Kenneth R. Timmerman. The Death Lobby: How The West Armed Iraq. New York: Houghton  Miflin, 1991.
  • Louis Toscano. Triple Cross: Israel, The Atomic Bomb and The Man Who Spilled The Secrets. New York: Carol, 1990.
  • Yaroslav Trofimov. The Siege of Mecca. Garden City: Doubleday, 2007.
  • U.S. News and World Report. Triumph Without Victory: The Unreported History of the Persian Gulf War. New York: Times/Random House, 1992.
  • Milton Viorst. In The Shadow of the Prophet. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2001.
  • Janet Wallach. Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia. New York: Anchor/Doubleday, 1996.
  • Bernard Wasserstein. Divided Jerusalem: The Struggle for the Holy City. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
  • Jack Weatherford. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. New York: Crown, 2004.
  • Andrew Wheatcroft. The Ottomans: Dissolving Imagines. New York: Penguin, 1993.
  • ___. Infidels: A History of the Conflict Between Christendom and Islam. New York: Random House, 2004.
  • Jeremy Wilson. Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorized Biography of T.E. Lawrence. New York: Macmillan, 1987.
  • Herman Wouk. The Hope. Boston: Little, Brown, 1993.
  • ___. The Glory. Boston: Little, Brown, 1994.
  • Robin Wright. Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam. Simon and Schuster, 1985.
  • . In The Name of God: The Khomeini Regime. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.
  • ___. The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran.  New York: Vintage Books, 2000.
  • ___. Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East. New York: Penguin Viking, 2008.
  • M.E. Yapp. The Making of the Modern Middle East 1792-1923. New York: Longman's, 1987.
  • Daniel Yergin. The Prize: The Epic Quest For Oil, Money & Power. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.