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  • HARBOR. by Adams, Lorraine.
    Adams, Lorraine.
    HARBOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, one which chronicles the "desperate, confused, marginal lives of a group of Arab Muslims in Boston, Montreal, and Brooklyn. Aziz Arkoun arrives in Boston Harbor after 52 days as a stowaway in the hold of a tanker. He swims to shore through icy waters, arriving ill and disoriented.. . Adams does a masterful job of rendering Aziz's confusion as he confronts a strange language in an almost unknowable world, tries to suss out what illegal goings-on his cousin is up to, sleeps in a chair a few hours a night, and works in a low-paying job for a brutish boss."…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, one which chronicles the "desperate, confused, marginal lives of a group of Arab Muslims in Boston, Montreal, and Brooklyn. Aziz Arkoun arrives in Boston Harbor after 52 days as a stowaway in the hold of a tanker. He swims to shore through icy waters, arriving ill and disoriented.. . Adams does a masterful job of rendering Aziz's confusion as he confronts a strange language in an almost unknowable world, tries to suss out what illegal goings-on his cousin is up to, sleeps in a chair a few hours a night, and works in a low-paying job for a brutish boss." This book raises the question of who is a terrorist and it also shows that there are no easy answers. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, finalist for the Orange and Guardian First Book prizes, and selected by the New York Times as a Best Book, by the Washington Post as a Notable Book of the year. 292 pp. ISBN: 1-40004233X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 85134
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  • PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood. by Chomsky, Noam.
    Chomsky, Noam.
    PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST? Reflections on Justice and Nationhood.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays by this noted linguist and political activist, published a year after the Yom Kippur War; now, almost 50 years later peace seems farther away than ever. Includes a substantial foreword by Irene L. Gendzier. Notes at the end of each essay. xlviii, 198 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 89050
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  • ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN NARRATIVES OF CONFLICT: History's Double Helix. by Rotberg, Robert I., editor.
    Rotberg, Robert I., editor.
    ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN NARRATIVES OF CONFLICT: History's Double Helix.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Bloomington: Indiana University Press. (2006.). First edition - "An exciting and wide-ranging exploration of the myths and narratives that lie behind the unresolved Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.. . This book creates a dialogue among Palestinian and Israeli authors, who examine opposing versions of the historical narratives in the context of contemporary Israeli-Palestinian relations" Contributors include Sami Adwan, Dan Bar-On, Mordechai Bar-On, Daniel Bar-Tal, Nathan J. Brown, Saleh Abdel Jawad, Eyal Naveh, Ilan Pappe, Dina Porat, Robert I. Rotberg, Nadim N. Rouhana, Gavriel Salomon, and Mark Tessler." Notes at the end of each essay. 273 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55375
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  • DUST IN THE LION'S PAW: Autobiography 1939-1946. by Stark, Freya.
    Stark, Freya.
    DUST IN THE LION'S PAW: Autobiography 1939-1946.

    Edition: First American edition, printed from the British sheets.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1962.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth volume in her autobiography - this covers the years during World War II when, despite her personal sufferings (the man she loved killed by the Germans, her mother imprisoned by Mussolini) she used her knowledge of the middle East to act as a liason to the Arabs and to the United States, and to counter the Nazi propaganda in the area. Illustrated with photographs, chronology, index. 297 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (gift inscription, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 52889
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  • DUST IN THE LION'S PAW: Autobiography 1939-1946. by Stark, Freya.
    Stark, Freya.
    DUST IN THE LION'S PAW: Autobiography 1939-1946.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    London: Century, (1985.). The fourth volume in her autobiography - this covers the years during World War II when, despite her personal sufferings (the man she loved killed by the Germans, her mother imprisoned by Mussolini) she used her knowledge of the middle East to act as a liason to the Arabs and to the United States, and to counter the Nazi propaganda in the area. Illustrated with photographs, chronology, index. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-712604510.

    Condition: Good overall - some spine slant, contents clean.

    Book ID: 80253
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