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Foreign Faces

by V.S. Pritchett Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

'I am,' writes Mr. Pritchett, 'an offensive traveller'-meaning not that he is rude to porters, but that his praise of a country has sometimes been taken by its inhabitants as abuse or ridicule.

Be that as it...


Burqalicious: The Dubai Diaries

by Becky Wicks Skyhorse (July 15, 2012)

As a sassy young woman used to drinking, partying, blogging, and shopping her way through dreary London, the call of a glamorous, tax-free career in sunny Dubai just couldn’t go unanswered. Over the course...


Shadow of the Silk Road

by Colin Thubron HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish...


Insight Guides: Jordan

by Insight Guides Insight (March 15, 2013)

Insight Guide Jordan is a comprehensive full-colour travel guide to the culture, history, people and sights in this peaceful and prosperous Middle Eastern country. Our inspirational Best Of section selects Jordan's...


Istanbul Select

by Insight Guides Insight (November 05, 2012)

Seductively packaged pocket guides compiled by local experts who know Istanbul inside out. These brand new guides are designed for informed, experienced travellers and those on a repeat visit but looking for...


Stranger to History

by Aatish Taseer Graywolf Press (November 13, 2012)

"Indispensable reading for anyone who wants a wider understanding of the Islamic world, of its history and its politics." —Financial Times

Aatish Taseer's fractured upbringing left him with many questions about...


Passage to Israel

by Karen Lehrman Bloch & Chloé Simone Valdary Skyhorse (November 29, 2016)

Bursting with lush, vibrant photographs, Passage to Israel is a timeless tribute to one of the world’s most soulful, resolute, and newsworthy countries. Divided into sections such as Soul, Spirit, Awe, Quiet,...


Alley-Oop to Aliyah

by David A. Goldstein Skyhorse (November 07, 2017)

Every season, dozens of African American basketball players pack up their sneakers to play and live in Israel. They eat Israeli food, navigate Israeli hustle and bustle, experience cultural and religious customs...


The Terrorism Survival Guide

by Andy Lightbody Skyhorse (July 18, 2017)

The age of carefree travel is over. The threats of criminal acts and of terrorism, both internationally and domestically, are an all-too-common reality. Last year saw more than fourteen thousand terrorist incidents...


Insight Guides Pocket Dubai

by Insight Guides Insight Guides (September 01, 2018)

Ideal itineraries and top travel tips in a pocket-sized package. -Brand new edition of Insight Guides Pocket Dubai -Innovative extra = incredible value, and unique in the market. -High production values - fresh...


Cairo's Street Stories

by Lesley Lababidi The American University in Cairo Press (May 01, 2008)

In 1872, Ismail Pasha, the khedive of Egypt, was the first to adopt the European custom of positioning heroic statues on public display as a symbolic message of the continuing authority of the ruling Muhammad...


Traveling Through Egypt

by Deborah Manley & Sahar Abdel-Hakim The American University in Cairo Press (February 01, 2008)

"Egypt is one of the two wings of the world, and the excellences of which it can boast are countless. Its metropolis is the dome of Islam, its river the most splendid of rivers." al-Muqaddasi, c. 1000 To travelers,...


Siwa

by Margaret M. Vale The American University in Cairo Press (January 01, 2015)

Siwa is a remote oasis deep in the heart of the Egyptian desert near the border with Libya. Until an asphalt road was built to the Mediterranean coast in the 1980s, its only links to the outside world were by...


Women Travelers in Egypt

by Deborah Manley The American University in Cairo Press (September 01, 2013)

Until late in the nineteenth century, few guide books acknowledged the presence of women as travelers - although women had been traveling around the world for centuries. Women's accounts of their journeys, distinct...


Memories In Translation

by Denys Johnson-Davies & Naguib Mahfouz The American University in Cairo Press (February 01, 2006)

Nobody has done more for modern Arabic literature in translation than Denys Johnson-Davies, described by the late Edward Said as "the leading Arabic English translator of our time." With more than twenty-five...


American Travelers on the Nile

by Andrew Oliver The American University in Cairo Press (January 01, 2015)

The Treaty of Ghent signed in 1814, ending the War of 1812, allowed Americans once again to travel abroad. Medical students went to Paris, artists to Rome, academics to Göttingen, and tourists to all European...


The Fayoum

by R. Neil Hewison The American University in Cairo Press (November 01, 2008)

The Fayoum, a large and exceptionally fertile depression in Egypt's Western Desert, some 90 kilometers southwest of Cairo, is a region both rich in history and outstanding in natural beauty. Its historical legacy...


Aristocrats and Archaeologists

by Toby Wilkinson & Julian Platt The American University in Cairo Press (November 15, 2017)

A collection of letters in a small painted box passed down through three generations of a London family is the starting point for a vivid account of a three-month journey up and down the Nile in a bygone age....


Islamic Monuments in Cairo

by Caroline Williams The American University in Cairo Press (October 01, 2008)

Cairo's Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity. No other Islamic city can equal Cairo's spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical...


Understanding Arabs, 6th Edition

Fear and Faith in Paradise: Exploring Conflict and Religion in the Middle East

by Phil Karber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 18, 2012)

From life along the Tigris River in the 1970s to the ongoing Arab Spring uprisings, Phil Karber has witnessed decades of change throughout the Middle East. Fear and Faith in Paradise draws on his wealth of experience...


Insight Guides Jordan

by Insight Guides Insight Guides (February 01, 2018)

Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey.

An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook.

Jordan combines the best qualities of the region - legendary hospitality, breathtaking landscapes...


The Rough Guide to Jerusalem

by Rough Guides Rough Guides (October 01, 2009)

The Rough Guide to Jerusalem is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions the holy city has to offer. Find practical advice on what to see and do in Jerusalem...


Passage to Afghanistan

by Peter Bussian Skyhorse (November 29, 2016)

In 2001, the Taliban approved Peter Bussian’s request to photograph Afghanistan, asking him to “show the world the true Afghanistan,” and for the past fifteen years, he’s followed through on his promise...


Pakistan

by Askari Raza Malik Apollo Communications (June 30, 2017)

Technically this book is my memoirs. In essence, it is a record of my perceptions of those consequential events that shaped the history of Pakistan.

  

A greater part of this history I have seen, lived with...


Fodor's Israel

by Fodor's Travel Guides Fodor's Travel (July 07, 2015)

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. 

Israel packs in riches from cherished religious sites to stunning archaeological treasures...


Fodor's Israel

by Fodor's Travel Guides Fodor's Travel (October 29, 2013)

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Israel, including Jerusalem's holy sites, Tel Aviv's cafés and shops, and the Galilee's nature reserves and ancient ruins. Our local experts vet every recommendation...


Fodor's Turkey

by Fodor's Travel Guides Fodor's Travel (May 27, 2014)

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. 

Spanning two continents and centuries of history, Turkey is where East meets West and where...


Fodor's Essential Israel

by Fodor's Travel Guides Fodor's Travel (June 20, 2017)

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. 

Israel packs in riches from cherished religious sites to stunning archaeological...


Working and Living in Saudi Arabia

by Grace Edwards Grosvenor House Publishing (April 17, 2017)

'Working and Living in Saudi Arabia' provides valuable cultural and practical business information necessary for all professionals working and travelling to Saudi Arabia, including those who may be working and...


Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah (Volume I of II)

by Sir Richard Burton Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was a preeminent British explorer of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. His famed disguised pilgrimage to Mecca in 1853 made his name known. Burton helped demystify this exotic...


Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah (Volume II of II)

by Sir Richard Burton Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was a preeminent British explorer of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. His famed disguised pilgrimage to Mecca in 1853 made his name known. Burton helped demystify this exotic...


The Rough Guide to Oman

by Gavin Thomas Rough Guides (October 17, 2013)

Oman is one of the world's most exciting emerging tourist destinations-offering a genuine taste of old Arabia and an oasis of traditional culture amidst the frantically modernizing Gulf states. The country boasts...


Moving the Palace

by Charif Majdalani & Edward Gauvin New Vessel Press (March 20, 2017)

A Lebanese adventurer explores the wilds of Africa, and enlists in the service of an eccentric English colonel in Sudan. In this lush chronicle of far-flung adventure, he meets a compatriot who has dismantled...


Beirut Noir

by Iman Humaydan Akashic Books (November 09, 2015)

"Humaydan writes in her introduction to this haunting anthology that 'all of the stories are somehow framed by the Lebanese civil war, which lasted from approximately 1974 until 1990....' The crimes in this...


Insight Pocket Guide Abu Dhabi

by Insight Guides Insight (March 01, 2017)

From its stunning Corniche to the grandiose and elaborate Emirates Palace Hotel, to off-roading in wadis and along desert plains, Abu Dhabi has much to tempt the visitor. Insight Pocket Guide Abu Dhabi is a...


Pyramids and Mummies: A Guide to Egypt's Pharaohs-Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Travel to the land of the pharaohs and mummies. This wonderful picture book illustrates the many wonders of Ancient Egypt. It also include bits and pieces of the country’s history so that kids would learn...


The Power of the Nile-Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Did you know that aside from being the longest river in the world, the Nile is also very important in the History of Egypt? Read some interesting facts about the Nile in this child-friendly educational resource....


Mummies Secrets of the Pharoahs: Ancient Egypt for Kids | Children's Archaeology Books Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Jump back in time with the help of this highly educational book. Here, your child will be learning with pharaohs and going inside pyramids where mummies lay silent. It's a cool book to have because it widens...


Egypt For Kids: People, Places and Cultures - Children Explore The World Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Let’s go to Egypt and see the wonders there. Egypt is not just about pyramids. It’s also about the people, the culture and the food too. This educational book will take you to a journey to the land of the...


Egypt's Pharaohs and Mummies Ancient History for Kids | Children's Ancient History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Why should your child take the time to study ancient history when it’s long gone and done? The reason is because ancient history gives your child the reasons why certain events today happen. It gives him/her...


Instant Arabic: How to Express 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases! (Arabic Phrasebook)

by Fethi Mansouri, Dr. & Yousef Alreemawi Tuttle Publishing (November 30, 2013)

It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication!

Do you want to speak simple Vietnamese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting the Arabic–speaking world for a short time and...


Oriental Rugs a Complete Guide

by Charles Jacobsen Tuttle Publishing (August 21, 2012)

This authoritative reference contains a vast amount of information about Oriental rugs.

Oriental Rugs: A Complete Guide is the first large volume on the subject to be printed in the past forty-five years is meant...


Making Out in Turkish: Turkish Phrasebook

by Ashley Carman Tuttle Publishing (December 31, 2013)

Making Out in Turkish is a fun, accessible and thorough Turkish phrase book and guide to the Turkish language as it's really spoken.

Sana hayranim! Seni tekrar ne zaman gorecegim?-(I adore you! When can I see...


Walking Palestine: 25 Journeys into the West Bank

by Stefan Szepesi Interlink Books (December 31, 2012)

A Passionate and practical guide to exploring the natural beauty of Palestine

With the images of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so dominant in our minds, walking for leisure is the one activity probably least...


Making Out in Arabic: (Arabic Phrasebook)

by Fethi Mansouri, Ph.D. Tuttle Publishing (September 03, 2013)

Making Out in Arabic is a fun, accessible and thorough Arabic phrase book and guide to the Arabic language as it's really spoken.

Anaa majnuun bihubbik! Hal mumkin an naltaqya marra ukhraa?—(I'm crazy about...


Essential Arabic: Speak Arabic with Confidence! (Arabic Phrasebook)

by Fethi Mansouri Tuttle Publishing (September 03, 2013)

This portable, user–friendly Arabic language guide and phrasebook is the easiest and most affordable way to learn Arabic before and during your trip.

If you only want one Arabic language book—Essential Arabic...


Frommer's Dubai and Abu Dhabi day by day

by Gavin Thomas FrommerMedia (June 18, 2016)

Frommer’s books aren’t written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. We employ the best experts to author our guides, like Gavin Thomas...


Let's Go Budget Istanbul

by Harvard Student Agencies, Inc. Let's Go (March 06, 2012)

Let's Go Budget Istanbul is a budget traveler's ticket to getting the most out of a trip to Istanbul—without breaking the bank. Whether you want to wander through iconic Hagia Sophia, take an authentic Turkish...


Let's Go Israel

by Harvard Student Agencies, Inc. Let's Go (December 13, 2011)

Any book can direct you to Jerusalem's Western Wall or Bethlehem's churches, but only the intrepid student researchers of Let's Go Israel can lead you headlong into this ancient destination's blossoming new...