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  • THE SACRED SCIMITER. by Bell. William Dixon (1865-1951).
    Bell. William Dixon (1865-1951).
    THE SACRED SCIMITER.

    Edition: First or early edition.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1934) dj. Hardcover - A young adult adventure novel (with elements of fantasy) set in Baghdad, Persia and Saudi Arabia. 252 pp.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, some edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 67259
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  • PROTECT AND DEFEND. by Flynn, Vince.
    Flynn, Vince.
    PROTECT AND DEFEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2007,) dj. Hardcover first edition - A political thriller, which begins in the heart of Iran, where a nuclear bomb is being developed. 403 pp. ISBN: 9780743270410.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.(some light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56721
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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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  • THE FORWARDING AGENT. by Kark, Austen.
    Kark, Austen.
    THE FORWARDING AGENT.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Toby Press, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - ".a contemporary spy novel . . . The narrator-hero, Ben Bolton, alias David Ditchling, an ex-marine officer, is in Cairo completing some private business when by chance he is caught up in a terrorist attack on a bus-load of Armenian tourists. Standing bes ide an elderly Armenian woman, he instinctively throws himself down on top of her to protect her from the hail of bullets. He saves her life but is himself wounded" (P. D. James) 221 pp. ISBN: 1902881028.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards with a blue cloth spine, no dust jacket, as issued (name on half title page, corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 64923
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  • COMING HOME TO JERUSALEM: A Personal Journey. by Orange, Wendy.
    Orange, Wendy.
    COMING HOME TO JERUSALEM: A Personal Journey.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An American Jewish women uproots her family to live in Jerusalem, searching for a new home. For Wendy Orange, a writer in her early forties, what starts as a ten-day conference in Jerusalem stretches into a six-year residence in one of the world's most captivating cities, where she undertakes an illuminating and evocative trip to both sides of this ancient land." Index, 304 pp. ISBN: 0-684-869519.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47915
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  • THE RUINS OF US. by Parssinen, Keija.
    Parssinen, Keija.
    THE RUINS OF US.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof,

    New York: Harper Collins, (2012). First edition - The author's first novel - set in Saudi Arabia amid a wave of terrorist violence, this is the story about the universality of family and the injustices we endure for love. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Published as a trade paperback original.

    Book ID: 59615
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  • DREAMERS OF THE DAY. by Russell, Mary Doria.
    Russell, Mary Doria.
    DREAMERS OF THE DAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Intriguing historical novel about the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference - attended by Winston Churchill, Gertrude Bell and Lawrence of Arabia among others - where the the modern Middle East was born, as the land was carved into the countries we know today. Told from the perspective of a 40 year old American schoolteacher, spending a small inheritance on the vacation of a lifetime, but who becomes -because of her insignificance - a sounding board for the principals. 253 pp. ISBN: 9781400064717.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (an unread copy but with a hint of toning to the pages, remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 59050
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  • DREAMERS OF THE DAY. by Russell, Mary Doria.
    Russell, Mary Doria.
    DREAMERS OF THE DAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Intriguing historical novel about the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference - attended by Winston Churchill, Gertrude Bell and Lawrence of Arabia among others - where the the modern Middle East was born, as the land was carved into the countries we know today. Told from the perspective of a 40 year old American schoolteacher, spending a small inheritance on the vacation of a lifetime, but who becomes -because of her insignificance - a sounding board for the principals. SIGNED on the title page. 253 pp. ISBN: 9781400064717.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (an unread copy but with a hint of toning to the pages, remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 55531
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  • AN AFGHANISTAN PICTURE SHOW, or How I Saved the World. by Vollmann, William
    Vollmann, William
    AN AFGHANISTAN PICTURE SHOW, or How I Saved the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first non-fiction book, an account not only of events in Afghanistan in 1982, but also of his coming to terms with himself and his limitations. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Illustrated with drawings and maps by the author. While Vollmann, one of the most fascinating and interesting of modern writers, had long been a cult favorite, in 2005 he received the prestigious National Book Award for fiction. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-374-101051.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread)

    Book ID: 58591
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  • AN AFGHANISTAN PICTURE SHOW, or How I Saved the World. by Vollmann, William
    Vollmann, William
    AN AFGHANISTAN PICTURE SHOW, or How I Saved the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first non-fiction book, an account not only of events in Afghanistan in 1982, but also of his coming to terms with himself and his limitations. INSCRIBED on the title page ("to..."). Illustrated with drawings and maps by the author. While Vollmann, one of the most fascinating and interesting of modern writers, had long been a cult favorite, in 2005 he received the prestigious National Book Award for fiction. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-374-101051.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread)

    Book ID: 58592
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