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The Search for Cleopatra

by Michael Foss Arcade (September 01, 2011)

Cleopatra is wreathed by so many outsized myths that it is sometimes difficult to tell the woman from the legend. For centuries, historians have scarcely deviated from the occidental, Horatian portrayal of an...


Once a Hussar

by Ray Ellis Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded this well-written, candid, and perceptive memoir of the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years...


Libya

by Ronald Bruce St John Oneworld Publications (November 02, 2017)

Since Qaddafi’s ousting in 2011, Libya has been beset by instability and conflict. To understand the tumultuous state of the country today, one must look to its past. With great clarity and precision, renowned...


Morocco

by C.R. Pennell Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

The only comprehensive history of this popular travel destination

Beginning with Morocco’s incorporation into the Roman Empire, this book charts the country’s uneasy passage to the 21st century and reflects...


Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism

by Dalia F. Fahmy & Daanish Faruqi Oneworld Academic (January 05, 2017)

The liberatory sentiment that stoked the Arab Spring and saw the ousting of long-time Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak seems a distant memory. Democratically elected president Mohammad Morsi lasted only a year...


Hannibal

by Theodore Ayrault Dodge & Bill Wallace Blackstone Publishing (June 20, 2011)

Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the...


Sufferings in Africa

by James Riley & Brian Emerson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In this classic true adventure story, a young American sea captain named James Riley, shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in 1815, is captured by a band of nomadic Arabs and sold into slavery....


The Devil Came on Horseback

by Brian Steidle, Jeff Cummings & Gretchen Steidle Wallace Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The Devil Came on Horseback is an intense, vivid autobiographical report from the heart of violent Darfur and a call to action by a former American marine who became a military observer for the African Union....


The Phantom Major

by Virginia Cowles & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 14, 2010)

In the dark and uncertain days of 1941 and 1942, when Rommel's tanks were sweeping toward Suez, a handful of daring raiders were making history for the Allies. They operated deep behind the German lines, often...


Emma's War

by Deborah Scroggins & Kate Reading Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2007)

Tall, striking, and adventurous to a fault, young British relief worker Emma McCune came to Sudan determined to make a difference. She became a near legend in the bullet-scarred, famine-ridden country, but her...


The Canary Islands

by Juan Cruz Ruiz Abrams Press (September 05, 2017)

Traditional guidebooks give straightforward advice on what to do and where to go, but in this remarkable cultural history, celebrated journalist and Canary Islands native Juan Cruz Ruiz offers something much...