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THE RISE OF ISIS
Written by JOBY WARRICK

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 09/06/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-16893-9

WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION

“A Best Book of 2015”—The New York Times, The Washington PostPeople Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews


In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. Drawing on unique high-level access to CIA and Jordanian...

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THE LEGACY OF ISLAMIC TOTALITARIANISM
Written by ANDREW G. BOSTOM

Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 12/08/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-1-633-88164-8

Author Andrew G. Bostom expands upon his two previous groundbreaking compendia, The Legacy of Jihad and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, with this collection of his own recent essays on Sharia - Islamic law. The book elucidates, unapologetically, Sharia's defining Islamic religious principles and the consequences of its application across space and time, focusing upon contemporary illustrations.

A wealth of unambiguous evidence is marshaled, distilled, and analyzed, including: objective,...

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WOUNDED SPIRITS IN A PROMISED LAND
Written by DAVID K. SHIPLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 11/10/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-44751-4

The expanded and updated edition of David Shipler's Pulitzer Prize-winning book that examines the relationship, past and present, between Arabs and Jews

In this monumental work, extensively researched and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that exist between Jews and Arabs that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism.

Focusing on the diverse cultures that exist side by side in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, Shipler...

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AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF PAKISTAN
Written by RAFIA ZAKARIA

Format: Hardcover, 264 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 02/03/2015

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-00336-7

A memoir of Karachi through the eyes of its women

An Indies Introduce Debut Authors Selection 

 
For a brief moment on December 27, 2007, life came to a standstill in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto, the country’s former prime minister and the first woman ever to lead a Muslim country, had been assassinated at a political rally just outside Islamabad. Back in Karachi—Bhutto’s birthplace and Pakistan’s other great metropolis—Rafia Zakaria’s family was suffering through a crisis of its own: her Uncle...

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EMBRACING TWO RELIGIONS IN ONE INTERFAITH FAMILY
Written by SUSAN KATZ MILLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-06116-9

Susan Katz Miller grew up with a Jewish father and Christian mother, and was raised Jewish. Now in an interfaith marriage herself, she is one of the growing number of Americans who are boldly electing to raise children with both faiths, rather than in one religion or the other (or without religion). In Being Both, Miller draws on original surveys and interviews with parents, students, teachers, and clergy, as well as on her own journey, to chronicle this controversial grassroots...

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IN SEARCH OF A HIDDEN RESISTANCE IN AFGHANISTAN
Written by JENNY NORDBERG

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 09/16/2014

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-95249-3

Winner of the 2015 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize

A Salon 2014 Authors’ Favorite Book

One of Buzzfeed’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

Business Insider Best Book of 2014

Columbus Dispatch Best Book of 2014

Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014

A PopMatters Best Book of 2014

An FP Interrupted Best Book of 2014

An IPI Global Observatory Recommended Book for 2015

A TruthDig Book of the Year, 2014

Finalist for the Goodreads Choice Award, Nonfiction

An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that...

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LUXENBERG, SYRIAC, AND THE NEAR EASTERN AND JUDEO-CHRISTIAN BACKGROUND OF ISLAM
Edited by IBN WARRAQ

Format: Hardcover, 805 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 08/26/2014

Price: $49.95

ISBN: 978-1-616-14937-6

In this important compilation, Ibn Warraq focuses on the pioneering work in Syriac and Arabic linguistics of Christoph Luxenberg, a native speaker of Arabic who lives in the West and writes under a pseudonym. Luxenberg's careful studies of the Koran are significant for many reasons. First, he has clarified numerous obscurities in the Koran by treating the confusing passages as poor translations into Arabic of original Syriac texts. He demonstrates that when one translates the difficult...

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ISLAM AND THE FOUNDERS
Written by DENISE SPELLBERG

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/01/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-38839-1

In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong interest in Islam, and he would go on to acquire numerous books on Middle Eastern languages, history, and travel, taking extensive notes on Islam...

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AMERICAN MUSLIM MEN ON LOVE, SEX, AND INTIMACY

Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 02/04/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-07975-1

From the editors of the groundbreaking anthology Love, InshAllah comes a provocative new exploration of the most intimate parts of Muslim men’s lives. 
 
Muslim men are stereotyped as either oversexed Casanovas willing to die for seventy-two virgins in heaven or controlling, big-bearded husbands ready to rampage at the hint of dishonor. The truth is, there are millions of Muslim men trying to figure out the complicated terrain of love, sex, and relationships just like any other American...

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A CRITICAL RECONSTRUCTION BASED ON CONTEMPORARY SOURCES
Edited by KARL-HEINZ OHLIG

Format: Hardcover, 647 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 11/19/2013

Price: $45.95

ISBN: 978-1-616-14825-6

This successor volume to The Hidden Origins of Islam (edited by Karl-Heinz Ohlig and Gerd-R. Puin) continues the pioneering research begun in the first volume into the earliest development of Islam. Using coins, commemorative building inscriptions, and a rigorous linguistic analysis of the Koran along with Persian and Christian literature from the seventh and eighth centuries–when Islam was in its formative stages–five expert contributors attempt a reconstruction of this critical time...

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EMBRACING TWO RELIGIONS IN ONE INTERFAITH FAMILY
Written by SUSAN KATZ MILLER

Format: Hardcover, 264 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/22/2013

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-01319-9

Susan Katz Miller grew up with a Jewish father and Christian mother, and was raised Jewish. Now in an interfaith marriage herself, she is one of the growing number of Americans who are boldly electing to raise children with both faiths, rather than in one religion or the other (or without religion). In Being Both, Miller draws on original surveys and interviews with parents, students, teachers, and clergy, as well as on her own journey, to chronicle this controversial grassroots...

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DECODING CHURCHES, CATHEDRALS, TEMPLES, MOSQUES AND OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP AROU ND THE WORLD
Written by JON CANON

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

On Sale: 10/15/2013

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-1-848-99111-8

Across the globe, pilgrims and tourists, locals and foreigners flock to sacred sites and houses of worship. Why? Because throughout time, humans have directed extraordinary amounts of energy toward the creation of architecture that expresses their religious beliefs.

From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Família; from the Acropolis to Angkor Wat, The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces offers fascinating insights into some of the most impressive man-made structures in the world. By revealing how these...

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