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How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs: The Syrian Arab Congress of 1920 and the Destruction of Audiobook

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs: The Syrian Arab Congress of 1920 and the Destruction of

Author: Elizabeth F. Thompson Narrator: Suzanne Toren Release Date: June 2020

When Europe's Great War engulfed the Ottoman Empire, Arab nationalists rose in revolt against the Turks. The British supported the Arabs' fight for an independent state and sent an intelligence officer, T. E. Lawrence, to join Prince Faisal, leader of the Arab army and a descendant of the Prophet. In October 1918, Faisal, Lawrence, and the Arabs victoriously entered Damascus, where they declared a constitutional government in an independent Greater Syria. At the Paris Peace Conference, Faisal won the support of President Woodrow Wilson. However, other Entente leaders at Paris-and later San Remo-schemed against the Arab democracy, which they saw as a threat to their colonial rule. On March 8, 1920, the Syrian-Arab Congress declared independence and crowned Faisal king of a 'representative monarchy.' Rashid Rida, a leading Islamic thinker of the day, led the constituent assembly to establish equality for all citizens, including non-Muslims, under a full bill of rights. But France and Britain refused to recognize the Damascus government and instead imposed a system of mandates on the Arab provinces of the defeated Ottoman Empire. Under such a mandate, the French invaded Syria in April 1920, crushing the Arab government and sending Faisal and Congress leaders in flight to exile.

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The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World Audiobook

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

Author: Lucette Lagnado Narrator: Joyce Bean Release Date: May 2020

“Poignant . . . deeply personal . . . an indelible history of the largely forgotten Jews of Egypt . . . ”—Miami Herald In vivid and graceful prose, Lucette Lagnado re-creates the majesty and cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years before Gamal Abdel Nasser’s rise to power. With Nasser’s nationalization of Egyptian industry, her father, Leon, a boulevardier who conducted business in his white sharkskin suit, loses everything, and departs with the family for any land that will take them. The poverty and hardships they encounter in their flight from Cairo to Paris to New York are strikingly juxtaposed against the beauty and comforts of the lives they left behind.  An inversion of the American dream set against the stunning portraits of three world cities, Lucette Lagnado’s memoir offers a grand and sweeping story of faith, tradition, tragedy, and triumph.

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The Case Against Israel's Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace Audiobook

The Case Against Israel's Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace

Author: Alan Dershowitz Narrator: Jim Seybert Release Date: May 2020

In addition to Hamas, which provoked the recent war, and Gaza with its rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, Alan Dershowitz argues that Israel's most dangerous enemies include Jimmy Carter and other western leaders who would delegitimize Israel as an apartheid regime subject to the same fate as white South Africans; Israel's academic enemies, led by professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, who would accuse supporters of Israel of dual loyalty and indeed disloyalty to America; and Iran, led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which threatens Israel by its development of nuclear weapons, which it has publicly threatened to use against the Jewish state.Alan Dershowitz is at his outspoken, thought-provoking best in The Case Against Israel's Enemies, changing both the tone and the focus of the debate about Israel's adversaries at a time when the future existence of Israel is increasingly imperiled.

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The Arab Winter: A Tragedy Audiobook

The Arab Winter: A Tragedy

Author: Noah Feldman Narrator: Noah Feldman Release Date: May 2020

This audiobook narrated by Noah Feldman reveals why the conventional wisdom about the Arab Spring is wrong The Arab Spring promised to end dictatorship and bring self-government to people across the Middle East. Yet everywhere except Tunisia it led to either renewed dictatorship, civil war, extremist terror, or all three. In The Arab Winter, Noah Feldman argues that the Arab Spring was nevertheless not an unmitigated failure, much less an inevitable one. Rather, it was a noble, tragic series of events in which, for the first time in recent Middle Eastern history, Arabic-speaking peoples took free, collective political action as they sought to achieve self-determination. Focusing on the Egyptian revolution and counterrevolution, the Syrian civil war, the rise and fall of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and the Tunisian struggle toward Islamic constitutionalism, Feldman provides an original account of the political consequences of the Arab Spring, including the reaffirmation of pan-Arab identity, the devastation of Arab nationalisms, and the death of political Islam with the collapse of ISIS. He also challenges commentators who say that the Arab Spring was never truly transformative, that Arab popular self-determination was a mirage, and even that Arabs or Muslims are less capable of democracy than other peoples. Above all, The Arab Winter shows that we must not let the tragic outcome of the Arab Spring disguise its inherent human worth. People whose political lives had been determined from the outside tried, and for a time succeeded, in making politics for themselves. That this did not result in constitutional democracy or a better life for most of those affected doesn't mean the effort didn't matter. To the contrary, it matters for history—and it matters for the future.

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MOSSAD Audiobook

MOSSAD

Author: Eric Frattini Narrator: Arturo Lopez Release Date: May 2020

-Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Desde 1951 el Mossad, conocido como ‘el Instituto’, se convirtió en uno de los más temibles servicios de espionaje al mando del Estado de Israel. Mitad mito, mitad realidad, el Mossad y sus Katsas supieron salvaguardar ese halo de misterio y secretismo que los convirtió en auténticas leyendas cuando en 1960 una unidad del Metsada secuestró al criminal de guerra Adolf Eichmann en Argentina y, tras trasladarlo clandestinamente a Israel, fue juzgado y ejecutado en la horca.

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تاریخ اجتماعی و سیاسی ایران در دوره‌ی معاصر: از آغاز سلطنت قاجار تا سرانجام فتحعلی شاه Audiobook

تاریخ اجتماعی و سیاسی ایران در دوره‌ی معاصر: از آغاز سلطنت قاجار تا سرانجام فتحعلی شاه

Author: سعید نفیسی Narrator: فرهاد اتقیایی, کامبیز خلیلی Release Date: May 2020

بي‌شك تاريخ، بهترين وسيله براي پرورش روح ميهن‌پرستي و ترغيب به حفظ ميراث ملي و فرهنگي هر قوم و ملت است و اطلاع از تاريخ صحيح و نگاشته به انصاف، فرد را براي استفاده از اين ابزار نيرومند مجهز مي‌سازد. زندگي امروز هر ملت در وقايع گذشته آن گره خورده و چنانچه شرح اين وقايع با امانت‌داري به نسل‌هاي بعدي منتقل شود، به بهترين وجه براي اصلاح وضع امروز آن ملت به ‌كار خواهد آمد و البته هر چه اين وقايع از نظر زماني به رويدادهاي زمان حاضر نزديك‌تر باشد، به واسطه دربرداشتن هم‌خواني‌ها و اشتراكات موضوعي بيشتر، عبرت‌آموزتر و سودبخش‌تر خواهد بود. نويسنده، محقق و مترجم چيره‌دست، استاد سعيد نفيسي، با صرف بيش از پانزده سال كار و تحقيق در گردآوري 170 سال تاريخ گذشته ايران (يعني از آغاز دوره قاجاريه) انصافاً كه دين خود را نسبت به وطن و هموطن ايراني ادا كرده است. كتاب حاضر حاصل اين كار ارزشمند و منحصر به فرد اوست.

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Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels Audiobook

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels

Author: Kenneth E. Bailey Narrator: Lloyd James Release Date: April 2020

Kenneth E. Bailey examines the life and ministry of Jesus with attention to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus's relationship to women, and especially Jesus's parables.Through it all, Bailey employs his trademark expertise as a master of Middle Eastern culture to lead listeners into a deeper understanding of the person and significance of Jesus within his own cultural context. With a sure but gentle hand, Bailey lifts away the obscuring layers of modern Western interpretation to reveal Jesus in the light of his actual historical and cultural setting.This entirely new material from the pen of Ken Bailey is a must-have for any student of the New Testament. If you have benefited from Bailey's work over the years, this book will be a welcome and indispensable addition to your library. If you are unfamiliar with Bailey's work, this book will introduce you to a very old yet entirely new way of understanding Jesus.

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No Shadows in the Desert: Murder, Espionage, Vengeance, and the Untold Story of the Destruction of I Audiobook

No Shadows in the Desert: Murder, Espionage, Vengeance, and the Untold Story of the Destruction of I

Author: Samuel M. Katz Narrator: Sean Patrick Hopkins Release Date: April 2020

The inside story of the covert operation that took down the heads of ISIS No Shadows in the Desert reveals the untold story of the behind-the-scenes fight against ISIS—one coordinated by heads of state and ultimately fought in the alleyways and open deserts of the Middle Eastern battlefield by spies and soldiers. Samuel M. Katz draws upon his sources within the global intelligence and counterterrorism community, as well as the international special operations and espionage fraternity, to tell the story of the covert campaign against ISIS by the operatives who ventured deeply and secretly into enemy territory. In this first-ever look at the secret inner workings of an Arab secret service, Katz tells the story of Jordan’s GID, the masters of human intelligence on the espionage battlefields of the Middle East, who proved pivotal and crucial go-to allies of the CIA and America’s other intelligence agencies in the war against ISIS and the war on terror. With the revealing and intimate insight of the intelligence officers who fought ISIS, No Shadows in the Desert is a rare glimpse into how a strategic partnership helped change how terrorism is fought in the Middle East and beyond. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750 Audiobook

Useful Enemies: Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750

Author: Noel Malcolm Narrator: Michael Page Release Date: April 2020

From the fall of Constantinople in 1453 until the eighteenth century, many Western European writers viewed the Ottoman Empire with almost obsessive interest. Typically they reacted to it with fear and distrust; and such feelings were reinforced by the deep hostility of Western Christendom towards Islam. Yet there was also much curiosity about the social and political system on which the huge power of the sultans was based. In the sixteenth century, especially, when Ottoman territorial expansion was rapid and Ottoman institutions seemed particularly robust, there was even open admiration. In this path-breaking book Noel Malcolm ranges through these vital centuries of East-West interaction, studying all the ways in which thinkers in the West interpreted the Ottoman Empire as a political phenomenon-and Islam as a political religion. Examining the works of many famous thinkers (including Machiavelli, Bodin, and Montesquieu) and many less well-known ones, Useful Enemies illuminates the long-term development of Western ideas about the Ottomans, and about Islam. Malcolm shows how these ideas became intertwined with internal Western debates about power, religion, society, and war.

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Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon Audiobook

Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon

Author: Eric H. Cline Narrator: Eric H. Cline Release Date: March 2020

A vivid portrait of the early years of biblical archaeology from the acclaimed author of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed In 1925, James Henry Breasted, famed Egyptologist and director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, sent a team of archaeologists to the Holy Land to excavate the ancient site of Megiddo—Armageddon in the New Testament—which the Bible says was fortified by King Solomon. Their excavations made headlines around the world and shed light on one of the most legendary cities of biblical times, yet little has been written about what happened behind the scenes. Digging Up Armageddon brings to life one of the most important archaeological expeditions ever undertaken, describing the site and what was found there, including discoveries of gold and ivory, and providing an up-close look at the internal workings of a dig in the early years of biblical archaeology. The Chicago team left behind a trove of writings and correspondence spanning more than three decades, from letters and cablegrams to cards, notes, and diaries. Eric Cline draws on these materials to paint a compelling portrait of a bygone age of archaeology. He masterfully sets the expedition against the backdrop of the Great Depression in America and the growing troubles and tensions in British Mandate Palestine. He gives readers an insider's perspective on the debates over what was uncovered at Megiddo, the infighting that roiled the expedition, and the stunning discoveries that transformed our understanding of the ancient world. Digging Up Armageddon is the enthralling story of an archaeological site in the interwar years and its remarkable place at the crossroads of history.

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Maccabean Revolt, The: The History and Legacy of the Jewish Uprising against the Seleucid Empire tha Audiobook

Maccabean Revolt, The: The History and Legacy of the Jewish Uprising against the Seleucid Empire tha

Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Bill Hare Release Date: March 2020

For nearly two centuries, the Jews and Greeks of the region were able to live in relative peace. The Seleucid rulers allowed the Jews to practice their religion unmolested, and many of the Jews adopted aspects of Hellenism in order to ingratiate themselves with the rulers. Eventually, though, a number of factors led to a Jewish revolt against Seleucid rule that started in 167 BCE and came to be known as the Maccabean Revolt. The uprising came about as the result of a growing sense of Jewish identity and a sort of proto-nationalism that viewed the Seleucids as enemy occupiers of the Holy Land. On the other side, the Seleucid King Antiochus IV (r. 175-164 BCE) viewed the Jews with suspicion due to their often insular nature and unwillingness to accept Hellenism. These attitudes collided, leading to the Maccabean Revolt. The Maccabean Revolt never clearly ended, so historians continue to debate the timeline, but as it dragged on for some time, it evolved from an independence movement into a war of Jewish conquest. Judea’s sovereignty and temple worship were restored in Jerusalem, but as their luck would have it, the Jewish nation wouldn’t last long due to the rise of Rome. Nevertheless, the revolt had permanent effects on Jewish culture and identity, the Bible, the celebration of Hanukkah, and the geopolitical situation in the ancient Near East.

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Understanding Iran: Everything You Need to Know, From Persia to the Islamic Republic, From Cyrus to  Audiobook

Understanding Iran: Everything You Need to Know, From Persia to the Islamic Republic, From Cyrus to

Author: William R. Polk Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: February 2020

William R. Polk provides an informative, history of a country which is moving quickly toward becoming the dominant power and culture of the Middle East. A former member of the State Department's Policy Planning Council, Polk describes a country and a history misunderstood by many in the West. While Iranians chafe under the yolk of their current leaders, they also have bitter memories of generations of British, Russian, and American espionage, invasion, and dominance. There are important lessons to be learned from the past, and Polk teases them out of a long and rich history and shows that it is not just now, but for decades to come that an understanding of Iran will be essential to American safety and well-being.

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