Diane Raines Ward
f WATER WARS
Drought, Flood, Folly,
and the Politics of Thirst
“ A wake-up call of startling clarity and
insight, with a flood of facts and anecdotes
that places the abstract into riveting human
perspective.”—Ken Burns. “Vividly describes
the competition for this scarce resource with
remarkable balance.”—Robert O. Collins,
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Emeritus.
Riverhead 320 pp. 1-57322-995-4 $14.00
f WHAT EVERY AMERICAN
SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
THE REST OF THE WORLD
“Recommended for every literate and thinking
American citizen.”—Kliatt. An entertaining,
handy guide to political science, current events,
foreign affairs, and history. Contains: straightforward explanations, cross-referenced entries,
pronunciation guides, illustrations, and maps.
Plume 288 pp. 0-452-28405-8 $14.00
Translated with an Introduction by N. J. Dawood
A fluent rendering into idiomatic English of
the holy book of Islam. 448 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044558-7 $11.00
Revised Edition with Parallel Arabic Text
Translated with an Introduction by N. J. Dawood
“Captures the thunder and poetry of the original.”— The Sunday Times (London). With
traditional calligraphic-style Arabic text presented with its parallel English translation,
this edition also includes a comprehensive
index, explanatory footnotes, and a chronology
of Muhammad’s life. 1,082 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044542-0 $23.95
f GHOST WARS
The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan,
and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion
to September 10, 2001
See Military & Diplomatic History, page 70.
Yahiya (John) Emerick
This insightful and gripping biography also
includes five useful appendixes: Muhammad
in Western literature, an outline of the major
events of Muhammad’s life, Islam’s first
twenty years, resources and references, and
the lineage of Muhammad. Critical Lives series.
Alpha 336 pp. 0-02-864371-2 $14.95
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Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit
f OCCIDEN TALISM
The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies
A pioneering investigation of the lineage of
anti-Western stereotypes that traces them back
to the West itself. Buruma and Margalit
demonstrate that the bogeyman of the West
who stalks the thinking of revolutionary anti-Western political groups such as al Qaeda and
its ilk is the same one who has haunted the
thoughts of many other revolutionary groups,
going back to the early 19th century. 176 pp.
The Penguin Press 1-59420-008-4 $21.95
Available March 2004
f THE CROSS AND THE CRESCENT
Christianity and Islam from
Muhammad to the Reformation
“Fletcher’s fine, concise history of early
Muslim-Christian relations will bring sanity
and balance to the discussion.”—Karen
Armstrong, The Guardian (London). A brilliant, clear-sighted survey of the relationship
between the Islamic and Christian worlds
from the 7th to the 16th centuries.
Viking 208 pp. 0-670-03271-9 $22.95
Available February 2004
ISTANBUL: The Imperial City
“The handiest single volume to take with you
as you explore this most intriguing of cities.”
—Scotsman. 125 b/w illustrations, 3 maps.
Penguin 432 pp. 0-14-024461-1 $16.00
Also in Penguin: Inside the Seraglio 0-14-027056-6.
WOMAN OF DEH KOH
Lives in an Iranian Village
“Masterful…absorbing. This finely written
book gives us a whole new sense of Iran.”
— The Washington Post Book World. Friedl captures everyday life as it is played out against
the Iranian revolution.
Penguin 256 pp. 0-14-014993-7 $14.00
PRICE OF HONOR: Muslim Women Lift
the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World
Revised and Updated
“Goodwin’s interviews with Muslim women
in ten countries both fascinate and disturb.”
—Library Journal. “The author takes us on a
tour of the Muslim world, finding horrors
almost past belief.”—The New Yorker.
Plume 384 pp. 0-452-28377-9 $16.00
WHEN I LIVED IN MODERN TIMES
“Grant sets her protagonist down in British-run
Palestine just after World War II. The result is a
vivid account of an elusive piece of recent history.”—Chicago Sun-Times. One woman’s story
of discovery—of herself, her heritage, and of
the land that would become Israel.
Plume 272 pp. 0-452-28292-6 $13.00
Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction
BAGHDAD WITHOUT A MAP
And Other Misadventures in Arabia
With a New Epilogue by the Author
“ A very funny and frequently insightful look
at the world’s most combustible region.”— The
New York Times Book Review.
Plume 288 pp. 0-452-26745-5 $15.00
f THE KITE RUNNER
“Ranks among the best-written and most
provocative stories of the year...enlightening
and fascinating...intimate and poignant.”—
San Jose Mercury News. “Given the ravages
visited on Afghanistan since the young
Khaled Hosseini and his family sought political asylum in the United States in 1980, the
foremost of many triumphs in this startling
first novel must be that its consideration of
cultural, religious and deeply personal
upheavals remains cool and considered
throughout.”—The Times Literary Supplement.
Riverhead 336 pp. 1-57322-245-3 $24.95
An Amazon.com Best Book of 2003
KISS THE DUST
“Portrays the journey of a Kurdish refugee
family—a story based on the real experiences
in the mid-80s of Iraqi Kurds now living in
England....An important contribution to the
growing number of refugee stories.”—Kirkus.
Puffin Children’s 288 pp. 0-14-036855-8 $6.99
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Walter Laqueur and Barry Rubin, editors
THE ISRAEL-ARAB READER
A Documentary History
of the Middle East Conflict
Sixth Revised and Updated Edition
“ A comprehensive, up-to-date reference guide
to the Arab-Israeli conflict. It includes speeches, letters, articles, and reports.”—Middle East
Journal. “An illuminating collection of statements representing a wide range of views.”
—The New York Review of Books Reader’s Catalog.
Penguin 448 pp. 0-14-029713-8 $17.00
Thomas W. Lippman
An Introduction to the Muslim World
Second Revised Edition
“An excellent overview of the world’s youngest
major religion.”—Los Angeles Times.
Plume 192 pp. 0-452-01160-4 $14.00
Persia, Islam, and the Soul of a Nation
“An engrossing blend of history and
reportage.”—Publishers Weekly. “Mackey provides not just an overview but also an
interpretation of Iranian history.”—The
Washington Post Book World.
Plume 456 pp. 0-452-27563-6 $15.95