Keywords: middle east
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Year of publication: 2011
By the same author Catherine the Great and PotemkinStalin: The Court of the Red TsarYoung StalinSashenka JERUSALEM THE BIOGRAPHYSimon Sebag Montefiore To my darling daughterLily Bathsheba The view of Jerusalem is the history of the world it is more it is the history of heaven and earth. Benjamin Disraeli, TancredThe city has been destroyed, rebuilt, destroyed and rebuilt again. Jerusalem is an old nymphomaniac who squeezes lover after lover to death, before shrugging him off her with a yawn, a ...
Keywords: Asian / Middle Eastern history
Year of publication: 2013
Stan Mason STOPPING WORLD WAR THREE Chapter One If it wasnt for Primar I would never have been involved at all. The odd fact was that I hardly knew the man. He was a casual acquaintance who had cross my path on a foreign holiday nothing more. Nonetheless, Primar was the kind of man to cash in on a friendship however slender the meeting might have been. I had regarded him as a pleasant individual, generous to a fault, who always insisted on buying the drinks as well as paying for excellent meals. ...
Keywords: Intrigue Middle East Mystery oil Spies and Politics Suspense wealth
Year of publication: 2010
FOR ANDERS,the great storyteller of our youth CONTENTSNote to ReaderGuide to MapsIntroductionPrologue: Roman Roots1. Diocletians Revolution2. Constantine and the Church Ascendant3. The Pagan Counterstroke4. Barbarians and Christians5. A Dreadful Rumor from the West 6. The Fall of Rome7. The Rise of Peter Sabbatius8. Nika9. Of Buildings and Generals10. Yersinia Pestis11. A Persian Fire12. The House of War13. The Image Breakers14. The Crumbling Empire15. The Turning Tide16. The Glorious House of ...
Keywords: Ancient Ancient - General Byzantine Empire Byzantine Empire - History Civilization General History History - General History History: World Medieval Middle East Middle East - Turkey Rome Western
Year of publication: 2004
THE INNOCENTS ABROAD by Mark Twain Part 1 PREFACE This book is a record of a pleasure trip. If it were a record of a solemn scientific expedition, it would have about it that gravity, that profundity, and that impressive incomprehensibility which are so proper to works of that kind, and withal so attractive. Yet notwithstanding it is only a record of a pic-nic, it has a purpose, which is to suggest to the reader how he would be likely to see Europe and the East if he looked at them with his own ...
Keywords: Europe -- Description and travel Middle East -- Description and travel Voyages and travels
Year of publication: 2006
Gary Shteyngart ABSURDISTAN PROLOGUE Where Im Calling From This is a book about love. The next 338 pages are dedicated with that cloying Russian affection that passes for real warmth to my Beloved Papa, to the city of New York, to my sweet impoverished girlfriend in the South Bronx, and to the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service INS. This is also a book about too much love. Its a book about being had. Let me say that right away: Ive been had. They used me. Took advantage of me. ...
Keywords: Middle East Russians
Year of publication: 2010
Nir Rosen AFTERMATH Following the Bloodshed of Americas Wars in the Muslim World To my mother and father for making me who I am, To Tiffany, my love, my challenge, To Dakota, may you defy the world the way you defy me. PRAISE FOR AFTERMATH A searing, first-hand account of the consequences of Americas war on terrorism by one of the most respected voices on the Middle East. Honest, fearless, devastating. No one but Nir Rosen could have written this book. Reza Aslan, author of No god but God and ...
Keywords: Iraq War Islam and politics Middle East