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  • CRESCENT. by Abu-Jaber, Diana
    Abu-Jaber, Diana
    CRESCENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second novel, the story of a thirty-nine year old, and still unmarried, Iraqi-American woman who lives and works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant in the Persian and Arab-American community of Los Angeles known as Irangeles - a novel both sensible, realistic and romantic. Cover praise from Sigrid Nunez, Whitney Otto and others. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-39305747X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53228
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  • CRESCENT. by Abu-Jaber, Diana
    Abu-Jaber, Diana
    CRESCENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Her second novel, the story of a thirty-nine year old, and still unmarried, Iraqi-American woman who lives and works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant in the Persian and Arab-American community of Los Angeles known as Irangeles - a novel both sensible, realistic and romantic. Cover praise from Sigrid Nunez, Whitney Otto and others. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-39305747X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36581
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  • THE WAR IN THE CRADLE OF THE WORLD: Mesopotamia. by Egan, Eleanor Franklin.
    Egan, Eleanor Franklin.
    THE WAR IN THE CRADLE OF THE WORLD: Mesopotamia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1918.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although this book - focusing on the British Expeditionary Force in Iraq during World War I - was hailed for its timeliness upon publication in 1918 (before the war ended), it remains just timely and important now. Egan was an American reporter for the Saturday Evening Post and had significant access to the British forces: she was a guest of Commander Maude at the time of his death (from tainted milk.) Although she admired the British military, her descriptions reveal the underlying racism, assumption of superiority and brutality of their occupation - a brutality which led to the 1920 Iraqui uprising and reverberates in events today. For example,…

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    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1918.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although this book - focusing on the British Expeditionary Force in Iraq during World War I - was hailed for its timeliness upon publication in 1918 (before the war ended), it remains just timely and important now. Egan was an American reporter for the Saturday Evening Post and had significant access to the British forces: she was a guest of Commander Maude at the time of his death (from tainted milk.) Although she admired the British military, her descriptions reveal the underlying racism, assumption of superiority and brutality of their occupation - a brutality which led to the 1920 Iraqui uprising and reverberates in events today. For example, ""Then a flying column marches out and administers what is humorously described as Ôa little injustice.Õ That is, they burn a reed-hut village or two and maybe gather up some plunder on their own account in the form of flocks and herds. "It is a cheerful little game, but it is very rapidly losing its popularity among the Arabs." (p 225.) This is a vividly written book, full of descriptions of the land and people, illustrated with photographs by the author and one still worth reading. 372 pp.

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    Condition: Just about fine in black cloth with gilt lettering (some pages still unopened, synopsis from dust jacket flap tipped onto front pastedown.)

    Book ID: 38718
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  • Fanning, Leonard M.
    FOREIGN OIL AND THE FREE WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1954.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive study, which looks at all the oil producing areas of the world - Mexico, Venezuala, Russia, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and more, policies such as the 50-50 profit sharing, etc. Includes an extensive statistical appendix. Photographs, map endpapers, index. 400 pp

    Condition: Fine in red cloth, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30425
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  • THE NIGHTINGALE. by Gallaway, Morgana.
    Gallaway, Morgana.
    THE NIGHTINGALE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Kensington, (2009). First edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young girl coming of age in war-torn Mosul in Iraq. 343 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66269
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  • NAKED IN BAGHDAD: The Iraq War as Seen By NPR's Correspondent. by Garrels, Anne with letters by Vint Lawrence.
    Garrels, Anne with letters by Vint Lawrence.
    NAKED IN BAGHDAD: The Iraq War as Seen By NPR's Correspondent.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED by the author on a bookplate on the front endpaper. "Garrels has covered conflicts in Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. She is renowned for direct, down-to-earth, insightful reporting, and for her independent take on what she sees. . . at its heart is her evolving relationship with her Iraqui driver/minder, Amer, who becomes her friend and confidant." 222 pp. ISBN: 0-374-529035.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57057
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  • PRACTICAL WATER. by Hillman, Brenda.
    Hillman, Brenda.
    PRACTICAL WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An uncommon collection of poems by this award-winning writer, at times lyrical, other times humorous -but including a selection of poems on the Congressional hearings on the Iraq War and an ecopoetic comment on hydrology in California. SIGNED on the title page. 103 pp. ISBN: 9780819569318.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63285
    Keywords: anti-war, iraq, Poetry
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  • PIECES OF AIR IN THE EPIC. by Hillman, Brenda.
    Hillman, Brenda.
    PIECES OF AIR IN THE EPIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (2005.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An uncommon collection of poems by this award-winning writer, at times lyrical, other times humorous. . SIGNED and dated on the title page. 87 pp. ISBN: 0-8195-67876.

    Condition: Fine in white cloth with blue lettering, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61027
    Keywords: anti-war, iraq, Poetry
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  • SCORPION STRIKE. by Nance, John J.
    Nance, John J.
    SCORPION STRIKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1992). Hardcover first edition - Thriller based on the author's experiences as a C-41 pilot during the Gulf War. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-517585650.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70101
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  • AFTER SUCH KNOWLEDGE, WHAT FORGIVENESS? My Encounters With Kurdistan. by Randal, Jonathan C.
    Randal, Jonathan C.
    AFTER SUCH KNOWLEDGE, WHAT FORGIVENESS? My Encounters With Kurdistan.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A firsthand report on Kurdistan by an American war journalist. The account deals with the diplomacy and politics - and betrayals - of the Middle East as the Kurds attempt to achieve autonomy. Randal, with information from Kurdish leaders and diplomats, provides the historical and political background to the internecine wars, the mass migrations and the lifestyle of the nomadic Kurds, the world's largest ethnic group without a state of their own, who are deprived of their oil in one country, their national dress banned in another and their language forbidden in a third country. Notes, bibliography, index. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-374-102007.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57537
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  • MIDDLE MAN: A Lieutenant Rollie Waters Novel. by Rich, David.
    Rich, David.
    MIDDLE MAN: A Lieutenant Rollie Waters Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel in the Lieutenant Rollie Waters series, a story of murder, deceit and stolen fortunes, with settings ranging from Houston in Texas to Erbil in Iraq. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 301 pp. ISBN: 9780525953234.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 62112
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  • WAR OF THE ENCYCLOPAEDISTS: A Novel. by Robinson, Christopher and Gavin Kovite.
    Robinson, Christopher and Gavin Kovite.
    WAR OF THE ENCYCLOPAEDISTS: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2015). First edition - The author's first novel, and first collaboration - at once "a coming-of-age story, a war story, and a story of the disaffected millenial generation for whom the war hardly happened at all" (Phil Klay)

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (crease to lower edge of back cover)

    Book ID: 66451
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  • ALTAR OF EDEN. by Rollins, James.
    Rollins, James.
    ALTAR OF EDEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller involving fractal science and genetic engineering. SIGNED on the title page with a small drawing. Author's note "Truth or fiction?" 398 pp. ISBN: 9780-06-1231421.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53427
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  • Rollins, James.
    THE JUDAS STRAIN.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Thriller involving an ancient plague which has re-emerged to threaten the world. SIGNED on the title page with a small drawing. Author's note "Truth or fiction?" 450 pp. ISBN: 9780-06-0763893.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line.).

    Book ID: 53459
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  • THE LAST ORACLE: A Sigma Force Novel. by Rollins, James.
    Rollins, James.
    THE LAST ORACLE: A Sigma Force Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The Sigma Force is brought back to battle a group of rogue scientists who have unleashed a bio-engineering project that threatens the survival of humanity. SIGNED on the title page with a small drawing. Author's note "Truth or fiction?" 434 pp. ISBN: 9780-06-1230943.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53460
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  • ALTAR OF EDEN. by Rollins, James.
    Rollins, James.
    ALTAR OF EDEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller involving fractal science and genetic engineering. SIGNED on the title page with a small drawing. Author's note "Truth or fiction?" 398 pp. ISBN: 9780-06-1231421.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease on spine and front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 53461
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  • THE JUDAS STRAIN. by Rollins, James.
    Rollins, James.
    THE JUDAS STRAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller involving an ancient plague which has re-emerged to threaten the world. Author's note "Truth or fiction?" 450 pp. ISBN: 9780-06-0763893.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (corners bumped.)

    Book ID: 78511
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  • THE LAST ORACLE: A Sigma Force Novel. by Rollins, James.
    Rollins, James.
    THE LAST ORACLE: A Sigma Force Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Sigma Force is brought back to battle a group of rogue scientists who have unleashed a bio-engineering project that threatens the survival of humanity. Author's note "Truth or fiction?" 434 pp. ISBN: 9780-06-1230943.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78512
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  • ULTIMATE WEAPON. by Ryan, Chris.
    Ryan, Chris.
    ULTIMATE WEAPON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York Weinstein Books (2008). First edition - "Published for the first time in the U.S., real-life SAS hero Chris Ryan brings nonstop battle action to this military thriller set in Iraq." 353 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60762
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  • MY FATHER'S PARADISE: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq. by Sabar, Ariel.
    Sabar, Ariel.
    MY FATHER'S PARADISE: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the National Book Critics Award for Autobiography: "When Ariel Sabar was growing up in California during the 1980s, the generational divide between he and his immigrant father was strained to the breaking point. . . . his teen-age self could find no sympathy for a dad who had Òsublimated homesickness into a career.Ó [but] after his own son was born in 2002, his perspective about his own heritage changed, and he began the quest to understand his fatherÕs life and the culture Yona Sabar was struggling to preserve. The upshot is an book that operates on several levels: as the story of the relationship between…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the National Book Critics Award for Autobiography: "When Ariel Sabar was growing up in California during the 1980s, the generational divide between he and his immigrant father was strained to the breaking point. . . . his teen-age self could find no sympathy for a dad who had Òsublimated homesickness into a career.Ó [but] after his own son was born in 2002, his perspective about his own heritage changed, and he began the quest to understand his fatherÕs life and the culture Yona Sabar was struggling to preserve. The upshot is an book that operates on several levels: as the story of the relationship between father and son, as testimony to a man with a mission, and as the portrait of a nearly forgotten people. . . an alternate view of Iraq and its history." INSCRIBED on the title page - "For . . . with many thanks". Bibliography. 332 pp,. ISBN: 9781565124905.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50882
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  • MY FATHER'S PARADISE: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq. by Sabar, Ariel.
    Sabar, Ariel.
    MY FATHER'S PARADISE: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the National Book Critics Award for Autobiography: "When Ariel Sabar was growing up in California during the 1980s, the generational divide between he and his immigrant father was strained to the breaking point. . . . his teen-age self could find no sympathy for a dad who had Òsublimated homesickness into a career.Ó [but] after his own son was born in 2002, his perspective about his own heritage changed, and he began the quest to understand his fatherÕs life and the culture Yona Sabar was struggling to preserve. The upshot is an book that operates on several levels: as the story of the relationship between…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the National Book Critics Award for Autobiography: "When Ariel Sabar was growing up in California during the 1980s, the generational divide between he and his immigrant father was strained to the breaking point. . . . his teen-age self could find no sympathy for a dad who had Òsublimated homesickness into a career.Ó [but] after his own son was born in 2002, his perspective about his own heritage changed, and he began the quest to understand his fatherÕs life and the culture Yona Sabar was struggling to preserve. The upshot is an book that operates on several levels: as the story of the relationship between father and son, as testimony to a man with a mission, and as the portrait of a nearly forgotten people. . . an alternate view of Iraq and its history." SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography. 332 pp,. ISBN: 9781565124905.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 55152
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  • A HUNDRED AND ONE DAYS: A Baghdad Journal. by Seierstad, Asne.
    Seierstad, Asne.
    A HUNDRED AND ONE DAYS: A Baghdad Journal.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Norman, OK: Basic Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book by the author of The Bookseller of Kabul. For 101 days, from January to April 2003, Nowegian journalist Seierstad worked as a reporter in Baghdad - this book focuses on the stories of the people of the city, trying to live while under constant attack. Translated by Ingrid Christophersen. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-465076009.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78974
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