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Islam Without Illusions   Islam Without Illusions
Its Past, Its Present, and Its Challenge for the Future

Ed Hotaling
This is an entirely new introduction to Islam by a major American news correspondent versed in Islamic religion, culture, and politics, one who has seen the course of war and upheaval, peace and prosperity.
 
 
The William Freeman Murder Trial   The William Freeman Murder Trial
Insanity, Politics, and Race

Andrew W. Arpey
An explosive account of a brutal multiple murder in Upstate New York, which triggered one of the first American trials to employ the insanity defense.
 
 
Shohola Falls   Shohola Falls
Michael Pearson
A coming-of-age novel with a twistdashalong with two interracial love stories, a depiction of the explosive 1960s in America, and a cross-country search for Mark Twain.
 
 
Granada   Granada
Radwa Ashour
A powerful novel of life in the mixed culture that existed in Southern Spain before the expulsion of the Arabs and Jews.
 
 
Cairo House   The Cairo House
Semia Serageldin
A work that depicts the glamorous Egypt of the pashas and King Farouk, the police state of the colonels who seized power in 1952, the post-Sadat years, and the rise of fundamentalism.
 
 
Moroccan Folktales   Moroccan Folktales
Collected and Translated by Jilali El Koudia
Folktales collected from Teuan, Al-Huceima, Taza, Fes, Marrakesh, and Tahanout.
 
 
Tayeb Salih   Tayeb Salih
Ideology and the Craft of Fiction

Waïl S. Hassan
The first book-length interpretation of Sudanese novelist Tayeb Salih's fiction.
 
 
  A Rose Blooms Again
A Survivor's Story

Rose Rothschild
A stirring true story of inner transformation, survival, and a young Jewish girl's journey into womanhood during the darkest days of the Holocaust.
 
 
Nightmares   Nightmares
Memoirs of the Years of Horror under Nazi Rule in Europe, 1939-1945

Konrad Charmatz
A memoir by an award-winning author in its first English translation.
 
 
Jonah and Sarah   Jonah and Sarah
Jewish Stories of Russia and America

David Shrayer-Petrov
Love, talent, and magic opposedashand sometimes vanquishdashanti-Semitism, totalitarianism, and vulgarity in this collection of new and selected stories by David Shrayer-Petrov.
 
 
Wishing-Ring   The Wishing-Ring
S. Y. Abramovitsh
A coming-of-age story of a shtetl child with a fresh and inspired perspective.
 
 
King Artus   King Artus
A Hebrew Arthurian Romance of 1279
Edited and Translated by Curt Leviant
The first accurate edition and English translation of one of the most fascinating works in medieval Hebrew letters.
 
 
Nathan and His Wives   Nathan and His Wives
Miron C. Izakson
A provocative and complex novel certain to establish Izakson's reputation among English readers.
 
 
Pharmacracy   Pharmacracy
Medicine and Politics in America

Thomas Szasz
A clear presentation of a hidden social danger, all too often ignored in our health care debates and avoided in our political contests.
 
 
Ceremonial Chemistry   Ceremonial Chemistry
The Ritual Persecution of Drugs, Addicts, and Pushers

Thomas Szasz
A polemical response to the controversy about drug use and drug criminalization.
 
 
 NYC: Life Going On - Eddie Adams   NYC: Life Going On
A Collection of Photographs Documenting New York City on 9/11/02

Eddie Adams Workshop
Photojournalist Eddie Adams invited photography students to document 9/11/02 in the five boroughs to illustrate the resilience of New Yorkers.
 
 
George Rodger   George Rodger
An Adventure in Photography, 1908-1995

Carole Naggar
The remarkable life and career of a recently rediscovered photography legend.
 
 
Dante, Eros, and Kabbalah   Dante, Eros, and Kabbalah
Mark Jay Mirsky
An academic detective story that finds Dante's clues in medieval philosophy and the secret text of Jewish mysticism.
 
 
Art and Artists of the Fifth Zionist Congress, 1901   The Art and Artists of the Fifth Zionist Congress, 1901
Heralds of a New Age

Gilya Gerda Schmidt
Illuminates the Jewish art exhibition at the Fifth Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, in 1901, and its extraordinary contributions art and Jewish history and culture.
 
 
Martin Buber and Feminist Ethics   Martin Buber and Feminist Ethics
The Priority of the Personal

James W. Walters
A groundbreaking contribution to Buber studies that analyzes the ethics of care against the backdrop of contemporary feminist thought.
 
 
Two Types of Faith   Two Types of Faith
A Study of the Interpenetration of Judaism and Christianity

Martin Buber
Martin Buber contrasts the "faith of Abraham" with the "faith of St. Paul" and ponders the possibilities of reconciliation between the two.
 
 
In Praise of Books   In Praise of Books
A Cultural History of Cairo's Middle Class, Sixteenth Through the Eighteenth Century

Nelly Hanna
A landmark volume that reveals a lively middle-class Egyptian culture during the first three centuries of Ottoman ruledasha major departure from traditional studies focusing on the ruling/elite class rather than on the popular masses.
 
 
Reconstructing Rural Egypt   Reconstructing Rural Egypt
Ahmed Hussein and the History of Egyptian Development

Amy J. Johnson
Analyzes the development of ideas of social reform through a biography of one of Egypt's most effective but least well-known reformers.
 
 
Turkish Islam and the Secular State   Turkish Islam and the Secular State
The Global Impact of Fethullah Gülen's Nur Movement

Edited by M. Hakan Yavuz and John L. Esposito
Works from the first conference on the Fethullah Gülen movement in Turkey.
 
 
From Cold War to Democratic Peace   From Cold War to Democratic Peace
Third Parties, Peaceful Change, and the OSCE

Janie Leatherman
This book contributes a standard theory of thirdparty mediation thus providing a unique window on the development of the OSCE from its origins through its restructuring in the 1900s.
 
 
Christian Responses to the Holocaust   Christian Responses to the Holocaust
Moral and Ethical Issues

Edited by Donald J. Dietrich
Delineates the roles that individuals and their churches played in confronting Hitler. Written by both Jewish and Christian scholars, these essays focus on the Christian responses to Nazism and delineate the roles that individuals and their churches played in confronting Hitler.
 
 
America in the Twenties   America in the Twenties
Ronald Allen Goldberg
A penetrating study of the decade that swept America into the modern age and changed it forever.
 
 
Radical Pacifism   Radical Pacifism
The War Resisters League and Gandhian Nonviolence in America, 1915-1963

Scott H. Bennett
The definitive history of an essential component of American radicalism, as well as an essential reference work for all scholars of U.S. history and social movements.
 
 
Travels in Icaria   Travels in Icaria
Etienne Cabet
First published English translation of the landmark 1840 utopian novel.
 
 
Triumph In Exile   Triumph In Exile
A Novel Based on the Life of Madame De Staël, The Woman Who Challenged Napoleon

Victoria D. Schmidt
A fictionalized chronicle of Germaine De Staël's life, based on historical fact, which focuses on her confrontation with Napoleon.
 
 
An Arab's Journey to Colonial Spanish America   An Arab's Journey to Colonial Spanish America
The Travels of Elias al-Mûsili in the Seventeenth Century

Elias al-Mûsili
The first known account of the New World by a visitor from the Middle East.
 
 
  Middle East Contemporary Survey
Volume XXIV

Edited by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman
The most highly regarded reference series on the politics of the Middle East.
 
 
A Naturalist's Guide to Forest Plants   A Naturalist's Guide to Forest Plants
An Ecology for Eastern North America

Donald D. Cox
An essential illustrated guide to forest ecology that gives readers an appreciation for forest plants and the role they play in local ecosystems.
 
 
Trees of New York State   Trees of New York State
Native and Naturalized

Donald J. Leopold
A comprehensive identification guide to nearly 150 tree species of New York, the Northeast, and much of eastern North America.
 
 
Jewish Book of Fables   The Jewish Book of Fables
The Selected Works of Eliezer Shtaynbarg

Translated and Edited by Curt Leviant
Expertly translated from the Yiddish by award-winning author and translator Curt Leviant, this edition features the fables printed in both Yiddish and Yiddish.
 
 
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