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Damascus Diaries: Life Under the Assads

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by Clark, Peter
When Peter Clark arrived in Damascus 1992 to open the new British Council office, he was not to know that the next five years were to give him an unique window on the upper echelons of Syrian society in the last few years of Hafez Al-Assad's rule. Here we see the dramas and routines of everyday life played out against the backdrop of the world's oldest continually inhabited city on the eve of collapse into...
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Dictators' Dinners: The Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants

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by Clark, Victoria
What did dictators eat? Sometimes simply obscene amounts of the best their nations could offer, but more often their despots' humble origins, or embarrassing medical conditions, or simple lack of interest in or time for food meant their tastes were surprisingly unpretentious - ranging from human flesh, to raw garlic salad, to Quality Street.
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Jerusalem, Palestine And Jordan

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by Khatib Hisham
Dr Hisham Khatib has spent almost 40 years amassing the vast and historically valuable collection of representations of the Near East featured in this book. The artworks included here (paintings, prints, maps, books, photographs, and even postcards) depict the Holy Land during the Ottoman period (1517-1917). The stunning images are accompanied by an engaging and deeply informative text.
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Tahrir the Last 18 Days of Mubarak

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by El Menawy, Abdel-Latif
For 18 days of his life, starting the 25th of January 2011 up to the 11th of February, Abdel Latif El Menawy slept in his office inside Egypt's State TV building. The landmark building behind Tahrir Square was under constant siege, locked down by tanks and barbed wire as protesters massed outside the building. Throughout events, he was constantly in touch with the President and the ruling clique led by the...
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Desert Treks from Riyadh

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by Thompson, Ionis
Desert Treks from Riyadh has long been the standard bestseller for desert travel from Riyadh. While it has never ceased to be used by intrepid travellers in the years since it was first printed, the book itself is now hard to find and its directions need updating with so many developments on the ground around Riyadh. We are fortunate in that Ellie Whittaker and her husband, also long-term residents of Riyad...
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South Sudan: Colonialism, Resistance and Autonomy

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by Akol, Lam
Sudan has long been a country of two halves, united by colonial boundaries. Juba, the capital of South Sudan, was the center of huge celebration when the country was declared a new and independent state in 2012. This landmark book recounts how the South history unrolled over the past 100 years - essential reading for anyone needing to understand Sudan today.
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Kurdistan a Companion

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by Zabihi, Parwez

Companion Guides is a travel guide series that targets business travelers and expatriate residents.

The oil-rich Kurdish region of northern Iraq is now a semi-autonomous state within Iraq. Stable and surprisingly prosperous, the KRG is a magnet for foreign investment and an ever more important business hub for the region. With a landscape rather like Switzerland, Iraqi Kurdistan is a touris...

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Qatar in Focus

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by Corr, Peter
Qatar, whose massive oil reserves go hand in hand with its massive ambitions to be an internationally recognised hub of modern civilisation, is in the news a lot of late, and will be increasingly so in future. News stories centre on such key events as the opening of the spectacular and world class Museum of Islamic Art, or the winning bid for the FIFA World Cup. As the country gears up to reach the ambitiou...
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Qatar a Companion

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by Chaddock, David

The only travel guide that exists for the oil-rich Persian Gulf state of Qatar, a major hub for business travelers and expatriates.

David Chaddock explores the markets and general way of life, as well as advising newcomers on settling in and how to run a successful local business. An essential guide--no other exists.

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Tripoli Witness

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by Jawad Rana
Rana Jawad, a British-Lebanese journalist who has reported from Tripoli for the BBC for seven years, found herself the last British journalist reporting from inside Tripoli early in 2010. Defiant and terrified in turns, she went into hiding and bravely issued the series of anonymous Tripoli Witness blogs that have become famous among anyone following the course of the insurgency. The raw blog accounts publ...
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Keep the Flag Flying

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by Munro Alan
From first arrival in Lebanon as a fresh faced graduate to the heat of the first Gulf War conflict as managed from Saudi Arabia, Sir Alan Munro's account of life representing Her Majesty's government in embassy posting across the world will enchant and engage. This book is intended to convey something of the flavour - and the frivolities - of escapades and encounters which Sir Alan and his wife experienc...
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Yemen: A Photographic Journey

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by Al-Shaibani, Mahmoud
The staggering breadth and diversity of Yemen's landscapes and peoples is not something easily conveyed. Here, in this remarkable celebration of his homeland, Mahmoud Al-Shaibani presents a breathtaking panorama that sweeps in the mountains and valleys, the plains and seas, and the myriad of different communities that live in this ancient land.His is a remarkable achievement, the fruit of tireless years tra...
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