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Learning about Middle East

Some of my acquaintances have suggested that I give them the titles of some books so that they may try to sort out what is happening in the Middle East.

Accordingly, I have gone through my personal library and called out a few. These are not necessarily the best available, and they certainly are not the worst. Most have a bibliography.



If our local library does not have the book you want, perhaps they can get it from the inter-library loan service.

Benson Bobrick “East of the Sun”




Gerber, Jane S. “The Jewel of Spain”

de Lange, Nicholas, ed. “The Illustrated History of the Jewish People”

Hitti, Philip K. “History of the Arabs”

Hultz, Barry W. ed. “The Schocken Guide to Jewish Books”

Hopkirk, Peter “The Great Game”

Hourani, Albert “A History of the Arab Peoples”

Lacey, Robert “The Kingdom”

New York Times Correspondents, “Israel: The Historical Atlas”

Nutting, Anthony “Lawrence of Arabia”

Robinson, Francis, ed. “The Cambricke Illustrated History of the Islamic World”

Lawrence R. Sayre

Grass Valley


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